Hugo Grenier after his defeat in the 2nd round of the US Open: “Lean on this match” against Matteo Berrettini

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Hugo Grenier after his defeat in the 2nd round of the US Open: “Lean on this match” against Matteo Berrettini

“What is the feeling that dominates after this defeat in four sets against the 14th player in the world?
Hot, there is bound to be a little disappointment to lose especially a match hung like that. Afterwards, I think that in a few hours, I will be rather proud of myself because I still had a good match against a great player, who made the Grand Slam final. It will boost me. As much at Wimbledon, I had taken a jail against Cristian Garin (then a member of the Top 50) and I had felt that I was a bit far. But there, the score shows it, I can compete.

Did you feel that he accelerated after a difficult start?
The first set, I think he made a lot of mistakes. I was playing well but his level was below what he usually does. Afterwards, in the second, I was the one who went down oddly, I had a lot fewer firsts and I was immediately under pressure. Afterwards, I served much better, I found my rhythm and I felt better and better as the set progressed.

“I have no regrets on the set point because he serves a first at 210”

There’s that set point in your favor in the fourth set…
I have no regrets on the set point because he serves a first at 210. I do what I can, I manage to return and I start from the wrong side behind. Where I have a little more regret is 5-5 break point in my favour, he makes a winning let and that hurt me a little even though I couldn’t do much- better thing.

How much can a match like this help you for the future?
I’m going to try to rely on this match to improve on certain parts of my game. On these guys, it’s especially the point entries that are really important. So on serve and return, I have a few things to change. I can improve my first serve percentage. On the return, there are quite a few times when, even if he serves very well, I am a little short and behind I get punished. »

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