BORDER gun Josh Graetz is hoping to have something left in the tank for today’s men’s singles final at NSW Country Week.
The top seed will come up against Albury Gold teammate Mick Reid in the decider at the Albury grasscourts after beating Matt Rouse 6-4 6-3 in yesterday’s semi-final.
Graetz, who played in the Margaret Court Cup and the Victorian Grasscourt events, said the effects of playing in a third straight tournament were taking their toll.
“I’m quite tired from playing eight sets previously today,” Graetz said.
“I haven’t had a break since Margaret Court and Vic grasscourts.
“I haven’t been doing much hitting.
“It’s all tournaments pretty much.
“The body is feeling it a bit.
“It will be good to have a break after this.”
Graetz is aiming to defend his singles crown at Country Week but standing in his way is Reid, 39, who moved into the decider on Tuesday after disposing of Pete Gardiner.
Graetz knows he will have a fight on his hands.
“I’ve played him a fair bit,” the 18-year-old said.
“I’ll have to play well.”
Meanwhile, the semi-finals of the women’s teams event will be held today, with Albury Pinkies facing Nepean Nymphs and Albury Aces against Port Princesses.
The men will play pool matches this morning with semi-finals in the afternoon.