First of all, a big thank you to everyone who took the time to read my article yesterday discussing 2017. It was something I had thought about writing for a while, but I am more than happy to see it stimulate a bit of discussion.
Now I am already putting some processes in place in regards to my plans for 2018. Tomorrow I will be commencing a trial with a website called Tipstrr, which is able to document and record my plays. I will look to use it as a trial for the rest of the year, with a plan to implement it for 2018 unless I come up with a better plan (open to suggestions). Tipstrr works on a 1-10 unit scale, so there may be some adjustments made (or I may just use up to 5 units if it is the preferred option).
Before getting the ball rolling on Tipstrr, there is a play that really caught my eye in Paris tonight.
Ryan Harrison vs Peter Gojowczyk
I think there may have been quite a severe overreaction to Gojowcyk winning the Metz ATP title last month. On reflection, it wasn’t exactly the most competitive field, with wins over Gombos, Simon, Copil, Zverev (by retirement) and Paire on his way to the title. Gojowczyk is the beneficiary of a lucky loser position, after losing to Struff in straight sets in the second round of qualifying.
Ryan Harrison has put together a solid couple of weeks of tennis – with wins in October over Takahashi, Anderson, Zhang and Dolgopolov. All three of his losses have come against very respectable opponents, in Bautista Agut, Dimitrov (3rd set tiebreak 6-8) and Cilic.
Whilst Gojowczyk has put together some of his best tennis of late, I am more than happy to side with Harrison here on his favourite indoor hard court. I like Harrison to get the job done here in straight sets, however the head to head price is more than respectable for a 5 unit play.