Trip Start Apr 25, 2012
45Trip End Oct 10, 2012
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I invited Holger along to my tennis welcome party on thursday night which was a lot of fun, and good to see some friends from Sydney there. So I was again pressured by being seeded in my draw, 5 this time, but I went in with a better attitude.
It didn't amount to much though, as in my first match I cramped and got frustrated (but thankfully I have moved past my racquet throwing phase) and lost easily. Doubles, I played much better, and my partner Declan and I formed a good team and did quite well.
My analysis was this. With doubles it is much easier to not play for 3 weeks because you only have to cover half the court. My singles intelligence was quite low in this tournament so I am going to try and find time to practise more. And most importantly; relax.
Yesterday and today have involved mostly relaxing and hanging out with Holger. We had Mexican last night, and I succeeded in speaking only in German to the waitresses.
Now I'm about to board an overnight train to Budapest, Hungary (let's see how many huns I can fit into my next blog). Hopefully i can get to sleep, and i won't go hungry...