Beaten Blake ‘loses faith’ in Gonzalez
Originally published on: 26/02/10 11:58
Chilean Gonzalez saved three match points before prevailing 4-6 7-5 11-9 in a three-set marathon. But with Gonzalez serving to stay in the match at 8-9 Blake hit a backhand pass on the opening point which went long but the American was adamant the ball clipped his opponent’s racket before landing.
Television replays confirmed Blake was right, leaving him less than impressed in the post-match press conference. He said: “That’s a disappointing way to exit the tournament, when you not only lose the match, but you lose a little faith in your fellow competitor.”