17:00 – Becker v Odesnik
Rankings are 40 and 108. They haven’t met before.
Becker has only had 2 wins this year. He has yet to beat a higher ranked player in 2010 but has taken Karlovic, Petzchner and Almagro close.
Odesnik is capable of a good performance and reached the Quarter Finals in Brisbane.
Becker wins 83% of his service games. He wins 76% of points following a successful 1st serve and 57% on his second serve which is the same as Roddick and Fed and 1% better than Murray and Isner.
Back Becker on serve. You could back him from the start as I would expect him to win in straight sets. Make sure you have a strategy in place for if he loses serve. ( there are a couple of strats on the members area of TradeShark Tennis)
Update: Odesnik pulled out before the match with an ankle injury.