The world no. 3 who has made a switch over to Head from Wilson, lost his debut match at the brand new Pat Rafter Arena to Latvian Ernests Gulbis 6-4 6-4.
“I am not panicking,” he told reporters.From a chat with Zara, Nole could be getting/accepting wild card entry to play at the Medibank International Sydney Tennis Tournament starting this weekend.
“The Australian Open is my highest goal for this part of the year and I really want to play well there.
“It’s not the end of the world. It’s the first match, so I’m not going to be pessimistic.
“I have a lot of time now to prepare for the Aussie Open.”
He has to accept it (if offered) or else he will begin the Australian Open with only one competitive match under his belt this season.
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