Plenty of positives for Robson despite defeat!
At the end of the day a match is judged upon whether you won it or not. Laura Robson may not have won against Rybarikova in round one however she can be very proud of her performance. The Brit went 30-0 up and then hit four double faults in a row which was a bit of a worry but to her credit her serve improved finishing the match with 56% of first serves in which isn’t bad at all and looked pretty confident with her ground strokes especially the forehand.
Laura hit 12 or 13 winners off the forehand which is a good sign but finished the match with I believe 42 unforced which is a lot for a two set match but it’s something to build on as she gets use to match rhythm on the tour again. Laura is set to play the next event in Miami as well.
Tiafoe defeats Fritz
Frances Tiafoe won the battle of the wildcards against fellow countryman Taylor Fritz. It was a pretty good match and both played well throughout the match but Frances ranked outside the top 150 in the world secured the win against top 100 Fritz with some stunning forehands from both however it was poor errors which cost Fritz in the end.
Del Potro has returned to Indian Wells for the first time since 2013 with injury and every tennis fan in the world is pleased to see the former Grand Slam champion back on the court and winning matches with a controlled 6-4 6-0 victory against Tim Smyczek to set up an interesting match against Tomas Berdych, stay tuned for a preview!
I should be talking about a win for Kyle Edmund but I’m not too sure what happened. Kyle became more frustrated as the third set went on and ended up going big off the forehand and backhand. The forehand was impressive and he did hit some great winners off it but you can’t just rely on one shot if you want to reach the top of the game. You have to be a threat at the net and the backhand to be a major contender in the future.