14:00 Garcia-Lopez v Llodra
Rankings are 41 and 46. Surprisingly they have never played before.
Garcia-Lopez can often get off to a slow start and he has lost the first set in his last 2 matches. When the pressure is on he uses his experience to pull through and it has worked so far.
Today might be different. Llodra has lost just 1 set all week although he has had a faily easy draw.
Both men serve well and are consistent on first serves. Llodra wins 80% of his service games to Garcia-Lopez’ 75%.
Stats on receiving show that Garcia-Lopez wins more games against serve but Llodra converts 48% of break point opportunities ( 4th best figure on the tour)
Back Llodra on serve. I expect him to win but there could be a few swings before we get to the end.
Update : Llodra won 7-5, 6-2.