By beating Olivier Rochus in five closely fought sets (7-6, 5-7, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4), 24-year-old Ryler De Heart moves on to face Rafael Nadal in the second round.
Asked how he planned to put pressure on Nadal, De Heart was vague: “How do I beat Rafa? That’s a very good question, I think. I mean, he’s beatable. It’s going to be a tall task, and I’m probably not, you know, the guy most people are expected to do that. I’m still going to go out there and do my best. I’m going to give it everything I have, and I think tactically there are some things I definitely can implement to try to give him trouble, and that’s all you can do.”
That’s all you can do.