Sam’s AO2010 blog part V
Yesterday was a great day. It’s a great feeling to be in the fourth round here for the second time and the third time in any Grand Slam.
The match was pretty tight at the start and after going down a break early in the first set I realised I needed to be a little more aggressive and take my opportunities when they presented themselves.
Once I won the first set I really started to feel comfortable and was able to finish the match with some very good serving and play.
After the match I was able to catch up briefly with an old friend Nick Riewoldt. I’m sure all of you who follow the AFL know who I’m talking about.
We went to the serving speed gun in the garden at Melbourne Park and tried to beat each other’s speed. I’m not sure who actually got the fastest but seeing as I’m writing this I’m going to say it was me ;)
We went to Robina primary school together many years ago, so it’s great to still keep in touch with someone who you met in grade 3 or 4.
Tomorrow I’m practising with a young junior player named Blake. We practiced in Sydney together and he was good, so Dave (my coach) organised for him to come and hit again.
I’m sure they will both give me a great workout going into my match against Serena.
Until next time, keep enjoying the tennis,