16:00 – Seppi v M Gonzalez
Rankings are 55 and 159. Head to heads are 1-0 to Gonzalez.
Seppi reached the semi finals of the German Open last week losing to Melzer. He also reached the quarter finals of the Swedish Open where he lost to Soderling.
Maximo reached the third round of the German Open but has enjoyed very little success apart from that recently. He has had some good results at this tournament in the past.
Gonzalez has a very consistent first serve and over the last 3 months has hit 74% of first serves in. His second serve however is terrible and he won just 36% of points on it.
Seppi has served at 62% for first serves and he wins 69% of points on it.
Seppi sometimes lacks the variety to break opponents serve and relies on getting the ball back and hoping for an error. Gonzalez needs his first serve to be working well as his second serve will give the Italian something to attack.
This match will be Seppi’s to win or lose as he has the ability to take this in straight sets. He is in good form but may get frustrated if he can’t break early.
Back Seppi on serve.