We traveled from Paris to London on the train. I'm not normally a fan of the train, over the years I have always just preferred to fly. I like the idea of checking my bags at the counter and not worrying about them until I arrive at my destination.
We got to London and were greeted by the great English weather. Plenty of rain. I missed qualies of singles because I was still in Paris so I decided to play doubles for some grass court practice. I signed in with Andre Sa and we won our first round on Wednesday and lost the quarters on Friday afternoon.
After the match, we hired a car and drove to Nottingham, about a three-hour drive north. Myself and Britt were comfortable up front but Matt Reid got jammed in the back amongst all the suitcases... not sure how fun that ride was for him.
I've started up in Nottingham, playing qualies. I've won my first 2 matches and have my last round on Monday morning. This is a tournament I've always played quite well at - making the final the last time it was a Challenger back in 2014, so hopefully I can have another good run this week. It's so much better being back on the grass, it's my favorite surface and hopefully coming onto it, my results will start to go in the right direction.
About My Tennis Life Series:
In February of 2017, Tennis Channel launched its first multi-platform content series My Tennis Life featuring two professional tennis players, Nicole Gibbs (USA) and Sam Groth (Australia), as they traverse the globe in search of valuable ATP and WTA points. The series gives you a behind-the-scenes look of the professional tour. Tennis fans across the globe will witness Sam and Nicole’s efforts to break through respectively on the ATP and WTA Tours, and the challenges they face while trying to improve their game and career earnings.