“Tomas served hard, he hit bullets. I just couldn’t do anything against him. He was flawless in all areas, and his returns really impressed me. He even hit shots he doesn’t know how to hit, especially cross-court chips. Sometimes it felt like I was playing four people… When it’s going badly against that kind of player it can go quickly—something like against Roger. I can bother him, but I also remember getting taken 1 and 2.
“I’d say I’m playing well right now. Everything’s fine physically. But I’d put Montpellier and Rotterdam on the same level. There and here, I lost the two big matches against Janowicz and Berdych. I didn’t manage to raise my level. I was missing something when the other guy gave me something tough. And I’m normally pretty good at that.”
Jan de Witt’s perspective: “A very disappointing match. A very bad quality of play against a very good Berdych. The worst thing was the high number of unforced errors before Gilles sort of started panicking a bit. But against Murray, he played well tactically. He played quicker without missing very much. Andy could even change his game plan three times during the match and Gilles found a solution each time. That was good, and it will still be a good week.”
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