Barcelona Open – Thursday

11:30 – Garcia-Lopez v Bellucci

 

Rankings are 42 and 33. Head to heads are 2-1 to Bellucci ( 1-0 on clay)

 

Garcia-Lopez  has had to come back from a set down in both his matches this week.

 

Bellucci started quickly against Hanescu but lost his focus in the second.

 

We could be looking at a three setter but I expect Bellucci to come through.

 

He wins 79% of his service games. Back Bellucci on serve.

 

Update: Both players took time to settle into the game with a few breaks in the first set.

 

Bellucci won 6-4, 6-4.

 

 

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15:30 – Ramos-Vinolas v Gulbis

 

Ramos-Vinolas had a great win against Gonzalez in the last round. That has to be one of the wins of his life and he may suffer a reaction to that today.

 

Gulbis is pretty solid on serve. His average for first serves is 63% and he wins 85% of his service games.

 

Back Gulbis on serve or back him from the start. Take the green at the end of the first set.

 

Update: Gulbis won 6-1, 6-3.

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