December 9-11 2010
Normally hot Hurghada presents itself cool in December. The draw gave me Emilio Sciacca as first round opponent. The Italian living in the Netherlands started well and won the first set in 10 innings and the second in 5. As he cooled down and started playing below his level I got the next two sets without playing well at all. In the fifth he again played well an I could not respond on this very off day.