Bemelmans leads their previous meetings 2-1. Their last match was in October this year. Bemelmans won on an indoor hard court in a third set tie break.
I thought Donaldson would have been motivated yesterday on home soil. A win would have given him automatic qualification for the
Australian Open in January. His 2nd serve let him down and Bemelmans was more consistent. He faced just 2 break points which Donaldson converted.
Laaksonen had a tough 3 setter with promising newbie Christopher Eubanks who is ranked just inside the top 1000.
I have to favour Bemelmans for this one though based on their match last month we have some value on Laaksonen at the start.