“Qualifying for main draw satisfying”

Published: 03rd January 2013 08:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd January 2013 08:52 AM   |  A+A-


Though Prakash Amritraj’s comeback trail came to an end, later than it was expected, he has more positives than negatives to reflect on. “I always take more positives than negatives. To reach the main draw was obviously a positive,” he said.

But reaching so close to upsetting better-seeded Go Soeda, he would regret not pushing further. “I didn’t have much in the legs, but I kept fighting. I had the opportunity to win the game but missed crucial points. I had the set point in the first set, but missed my shot by two inches. But that’s the way it goes,” he said.

Moreover four days of arduous toil had expended him. “See I played five sets on Sunday, three on Monday, another three on Tuesday. Probably if I had a rest day I could have played better. It was so taxing, even Go (Soeda), a top 100 player was tiring towards the end of the third set,” he pointed out.

Now that his career seems back on rail, he hopes to consolidate on it. “This is not the be-all-and-end-all of life. I have to keep working, play as many matches as possible, play in Futures and ATP qualifiers. I like to take it match by match and maybe on December 31 this year, I would like to note what I have done well and what I haven’t. The biggest thing was coming back,” he said.


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