18:30 – Baghdatis v Davydenko
Rankings are 36 and 7. Head to heads are 2-1 to Baghdatis although they haven’t played since late 2007.
Baghdatis played very well against Blake. His first serve percentage was again poor but he wins a high proportion of points when it does go in.
Davydenko is a very different proposition to Blake. He is one of the best returners of serve and I am sure he will be attacking the second serves.
Davy wins 82% of his service games and hits 68% of first serves in.
Either back Davydenko on his own serve or back him from the start. Green up after the first set.
Make sure you have your strategy in place for if Davydenko loses serve.
I expect a straight sets win for Davydenko.
Update: Davydenko won 6-3, 6-2.