They have met just once before. That was in January 2014 in Sydney. Harrison won in straight sets.
Ryan Harrison didn’t start the year too badly. He wasn’t making the news bulletins but was doing ok. Since then he has had some problems and his confidence has taken a real hit. he came through the qualifying rounds this week.
Robert is making the transition from clay to Hard courts. He had an excellent week last week reaching the semi finals where he lost to the eventual champion Martin Klizan. He does have a very good record on hard courts.
Clay to hard courts isn’t the easiest transition and we will probably see a better start from Harrison.
I can see this going to 3 sets and can go either way. Back Robert if he goes a break behind. Switch to Harrison above 2.20