Here’s my 1st round match from the 2017 Manhattan Beach Open. I’m wearing the white hat. My opponent was Keven Lynch, an ATP Pro Ranked #1073 (Doubles). Normally I play in the 4.5 division, but last summer I decided to play a few open draws just to get a feel for what the game is like at that level.
I was expecting him to completely overwhelm me with pace and shotmaking, but in reality he mostly played high percentage deep balls and waited for me to get out position or make an unforced error.
He was a super nice guy and we had a nice discussion afterwards about what to improve in my game and what life is like on the tour for him.
Final score as expected was 0-6, 0-6.