2021 Platinum Reports REPORTS

R1: Mathieu happy with his 400th match

R1:  Mathieu Castagnet (Fra) 3-0 Mahesh Mangaonkar (Ind) 11-5, 11-8, 11-4 (35m)

France’s Mathieu Castagnet beats India’s Mahesh Mangonkar in straight games in his 400th PSA match …

Mathieu:  “I’m really happy with my performance today,”

“Mahesh is such a great player, in December he played against Mostafa Asal first round and it went to 3-2 against a future top 10 player. I wasn’t really happy to see him against me to be honest! I’m really happy about the way I played today.

“I’ve played 400 matches, but I’ve had such a tough battles all of my career, I have been playing two hours, hour and a half – I would probably have to say I’ve played more than 400 matches, maybe 800! My body felt it a lot, I’ve struggled with injuries – I lost weight and I tried to do a great job with my coach, Renan Lavigne, and all my staff. I’m happy to be in good shape today.”