A few weeks ago I wrote that the main objective in Indian Wells was to remain healthy and to be able to play and practice without pain in the knee (had been the problem for a while). Thats exactly what we did, so I could not be happier today.
On top of staying healthy Stan played 6 singles matches. 2 of them went the distance and deep in to the 3 set. We also had some good training sessions and played doubles. All of this without feeling any worse in the knee. That is such a good feeling right now.
Always tough to loose finals however. When you get that far you wanna come out on top. This time we went down to Roger again like in the semis in Australia. We just have to work harder/better and try to go back to the drawing board and figure out what to do next time around. Hats off to Roger however who played flawless throughout the weeks in Indian Wells.
The tournament again was a big success I would guess with attendance of 439 261 tennis fans that came through the gates at Indian Wells Tennis Gardens. But I sort of understand the fans. The investments that are being made for the fans and players out in the desert are nothing short of fantastic. They are really trying to stay on top when it comes to the experience with great restaurants on site, WIFI everywhere, water fountains, hawk eye on all courts, shaded seating, shopping and lots of more.
Next up is Miami. Looking forward to be following the progress there from back home. Back to work at the Good to Great Tennis Academy again. Landing in Stockholm 10 am on Tuesday and have the first player development meeting at 1 pm.
My training to try to complete an Ironman is going pretty well. I rented a bike in Indian Wells and was able to go for a few rides during my time here. Saw some amazing views in the mountains. Follow me on Strava if you are interested in the training.
Thanks for all the support for Stan and our team!
Keep you posted.