What a start to his first tournament on grass. Dominic (ATP 335) beats Radu Albot (ATP 89) in two hard-fought sets 7:6 (4) / 7:6 (5) in the first round. It was all the more glaring that he was still 4:2 behind in the first set and 1:4 behind in the tiebreak. In addition, he was down 4:5 in the second set in the tiebreak on Albot’s serve twice. In his second match, against the number 2 of the tournament, H. Hurkacz (ATP 20) and this year’s winner of the ATP 1000 tournament in Miami) Dominic played fantastic tennis. The match was exciting and balanced. In the end, Dominic showed strong nerves and came out on top, winning 7:6 (5) / 7:6 (5)! And also in his third match, against none other than Sam Querrey (ATP 67), a 10-time tournament winner on the Tour and a former Wimbledon semi-finalist), Dominic showed top-class tennis. Despite Querrey serving at over 220 km/h, Dominic did not let himself get rattled and had a match point at 6:5 in the second set on Querrey’s serve. But he was lucky to put the ball on the line and so it came to a tiebreak in the second set. It looked good for a long time, until Dominic slipped on the grass and got lightly injured. 7:6 (4) / 6:7 (4) / 3:6 was the final result against the grass specialist. The German commentators (matches live on servus tv), as well as Tommy Haas and many tennis fans could not stop raving about Dominic’s performance after all. Thank you for all the congratulations on all channels (Instagram, Facebook, etc.)!
Bravo Dominic, once again a great performance!