Due to start at 12 noon.
Ward 1.87, Purcell 2.05
This will be their first meeting.
Britain’s James Ward has better results in 2018. He has won 59% of his matches compared to 42% for Purcell.
Purcell’s hard court results are very poor. He has won 7 of his 24 matches on hard courts in 2018. He has won just 2 of his last 10 matches on all surfaces.
Ward has only won 3 of his last 10 on all surfaces though he has had some tough opponents. He reached the semi finals of a Challenger hard court tournament in September.
Back Ward around 2.10. This should be close but if Ward is up for the fight he has the edge.