Well Gilly made that look a lot easier than it should have been. In what looked like it would be an uber competitive matchup, Gilly took out Average Mario in straight sets, 76 64 62. Isn't this as far as he's ever gone in a Grand Slam? Good for him.
Unfortunately he'll run up against his good buddy LaMonf in the next round. That match is going to have A LOT. OF. RUNNING.
Meanwhile, Jo's back is holding up well so far. He overcame a lapse of concentration in the third set to easily beat Dudi Sela, 64 62 16 61. He'll meet Blah in the next round. Can you think of two more contrasting styles/personalities?
As for Reeshie, he fought valiantly against Gonzo. In fact, it was a really good match with tremendous shotmaking. But as is the trend with both these players, Reeshie won the first two sets handily, held match point in the third set tiebreak but couldn't convert, and Gonzo went Gonzo and started crushing winners from both sides to take the TB and then next two sets. It was a marathon fifth set that really could have been decided by a coinflip.
Sad for Reeshie. I was rooting for him in this one. But this sets up a nice revenge match for Rafa in the next round.