Ryan Harrison won his first ATP Title in career this year in Memphis, but he keeps having unconsistency in matches. The American player lost to Aljaz Bedene 6-4 6-0 3-6 6-1 at the Roland Garros first round. In an interview to BBC Sport, Bedene said Harrison didn't fight in the second set at all.
'That is in a way a tactic, and it worked', the British player admitted. 'That was his decision. I'm not doing that. It's never easy to start off the third set after someone's tanking. It just wasn't easy to focus in the third set, but he was focused and fighting and all credit to him.' In the second set, that lasted 18 minutes, Bedene only lost seven points.
'Second set he started to tank. I was playing well but he basically gave me two games, made some stupid errors. I guess the people saw that. Third set he was fighting. Overall not the best set but luckily I regrouped, started to play well again and won in four.' Bedene also added he could switch to Slovenia, his country native, as he can't play Davis Cup or Olympics for Great Britain.
'That's a dream for every athlete', he said about playing the Games. 'I'll have to see what can be done. At the moment I'm representing Great Britain, but I do want to play Olympic Games.' ALSO READ: Aljaz Bedene: 'Tennis needs people like Dan Evans' .