People in Płock like to joke that few windmills between courts and Orlen Arena could cover even half of town’s energy needs. But Tadeusz Kruszelnicki and Ji-Hwan Lee had no reason to laugh. Aside from the player at the other side of the net they had common opponent – the wind. Everyone who plays tennis – not necessarily on wheelchair – knows what’s going on. You toss the ball as usual but it suddenly escapes from the raquet.
Ten times finalist of POPO – including five tittles – find better response in this tricky conditions. The Pole adapted his servise to these circumstances while the Korean struggled playing high balls. Kruszelnicki won 6:7(5), 6:2, 7:5. In next round he meets seeded No 4 Martin de la Puente from Spain.