Like I said in my previous post (Safin, Monfils, Simon, Dancevic on Centre Court in Montreal), I was lucky enough to be invited in the Platinum Club Center Court Box. Needless to say how ecstatic I was to enjoy the show from the second row. I even wore my green Adidas Originals Tournament Edition dress (you know, in case the players see me hehe).
Ranked 13th, Gael Monfils defeated former World No. 1 Marat Safin 6-2 3-6 6-4. I love watching these two players. Monfils knew when to get the crowd involved after winning some crucial points. On the other hand, even though he was 47% on his first serve, the Russian managed to take the second set. A stroke worth of mention is Safin’s backhand. I mean WOW, the acceleration of his forearms on his swing is impressive.
Oh yeah, Marat did lose his patience for some time during the match. He did hit a ball out of the stadium, but (at least) he didn’t break his beautiful HEAD Microgel Prestige (yes, it is the racket I play with too :)