Friday, May 30, 2008

Roland Garros - End Of The Road For Schwank

Well he was making a name for himself during this Roland Garros. First he was a winner of three consecutive Challenger titles, then he manages to escape a near fatal incident when his hotel was caught on fire in Bordeaux.

And now at the French Open, he surprise many with his sizzling performance to reach the third round. Unfortunately, his campaign came to end after losing to local hero, Paul-Henri MATHIEU thus ending Argentina's hope of winning the men's single title.
Gordo (that is his nickname, I believe), was out of focus in the first two sets which allowed the Frenchmen to take 2-6, 3-6. Then suddenly he came back alive in the third winning 6-3. But in the fourth set, he did had his moment where he could have complete the set but mistakes and unforced error cost him badly.

After forcing the game to a tie breaker, Gordo was unable to capitalize on his chances thus losing 6-7(9-11). I would still say it was a gallant effort from him, and definitely he is one for the future.

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