10:00 – Davydenko v Soderling.
Rankings are 7 and 10. Head to heads are 5-3 in favour of Soderling. He has won 4 of their last 5 matches.
Davydenko needs to win one more match to qualify for the World finals. Soderling must reach the final to keep his qualification hopes alive. I feel Davydenko will be more motivated by those facts.
Davy has one of the most consistent first serves on the tour, hitting 68% of first serves in. He wins 85% of his service games whilst Soderling wins 86%.
The difference today will be the receiving abilities. Davydenko wins 32% of games against serve ( ranking 3rd on the tour). Soderling wins 27% of games against serve.
This will be a very tight match and potentially a 3 setter.
Back Davydenko on serve.
Update: Very tight 3 set match. Soderling took the first but Davydenko came strong in the 2nd. Soderling took the match with a break of serve in the last game.
Soderling won 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
16:00 – Benneteau v Monfils
Rankings are 49 and 16. Head to heads are 3-1 to Monfils.
Benneteau had probably the biggest win of his career yesterday beating Federer in 3 sets. Emotionally that will have drained him and he will have burnt himself out.
Monfils wins 85% of his service games and if his ssrvice action hits its groove Benneteau won’t have an answer.
Back Monfils on serve.
Update: As expected, a straight sets win for Monfils. 6-4, 6-3.