After Mexico City
we went to Merida at the Yucatan peninsula to play another ITF (grade 1).

I won the
qualification, but lost a close first round match in the main draw 4/6 6/4 6/2
to Joel Cannel who made it to the quarterfinal. I played with Nam in the
doubles and we won the first match, but lost the second.

Joe and I lived
with a nice family and the other guys stayed at a hotel.

Here is what 2 of
our days were like.

Blog 25/11/14

Today, we, Joe
and I, woke up to yet another day at this great place. We only had to play
doubles today, so we could sleep for as long as we wanted to. Nice.

We chilled during
the morning, and did a good hour of physical exercise in the afternoon. After
the workout, Joe and I had a deadly table tennis match. The winner got to push
the loser in the cold swimming pool. I lost…

Nam and I won the
double 6/2 6/1 against two Mexicans.

I have seen the
1# in the world, Andrey Rublev play a couple times this week. He plays very
aggressive and misses a lot, but what I noticed is that after he does an
unforced error, he rarely does another one on the next point. I like that, and
will try to work it into my own game.

Blog 26/11/14

Today I played
lots of tennis. First I played a practice set with a Brazilian guy. I lost 6/0.
I think I was trying so hard to win that I got tense and couldn’t play well.

An hour later a played another practice match against an Egyptian boy and
I played some of the best tennis in my life. This time I didn’t really care
about the result. I just focused on my game.

Nam and I lost
the double 6 /4 6/3. It was a close match and few points decided the outcome.
Tough match…