It was really good to play tennis after a long gap of about 2 weeks. The fact that I lost did not mar the delight I felt to play again.
The first set was abnormal in that it was decided by the solitary break of serve against me. Probably due to the new tennis balls, breaking serve was quite difficult. I did not serve particularly well and this reflected in the score and the loss of the set.
Normal service was resumed in the second set when almost every game was a break. I had the first hold to go up 4-3 and should have won the second set. That was not to be. He won the next three games to win the set 4-6.
But, it was good to play tennis again.