I didn’t see this match (Baggy winning in straights, with a second set tiebreak) but I did see Baggy in Brisbane and both of them over the course of Sydney, and they were playing some seriously gutsy, hard nosed tennis. You don’t win tournaments (at least on the ATP) without going for shots and pushing the issue, and it was really awesome to see both these guys, who had rough years last year to say the least, coming back and going balls out.
Particular props go to Richie and his sexy backhand, which has been on all week and made the difference in his match against Julien, and kept him in charge. I’m sure this match could have gone either way really, judging by the close scoreline. Any who, welcome back guys, definitely a pair to keep an eye out for and cheer for come this slam and the next. Especially with both being no strangers to epic 5 setters.