19:30 – Benneteau v Llodra
Rankings are 66 and 23. Head to heads are 2-1 to Bennetteau.
This is a repeat of last year’s Final which saw Llodra win in straight sets 6-3, 6-4.
When Bennetteau beat Llodra last year in Cincinatti it was fairly certain that Llodra gave him the match. They are doubles partners and close friends and Bennetteau needed the points to qualify for the US Open. As Llodra is defending champ here I don’t think he will be giving anything away.
Bennetteau’s ranking is slipping and he has held just 60% of his service games in the last 3 months. He has only played 1 match in 2011.
Llodra has been in good form and has been serving well.
Back Llodra on serve or back him from the start.