Dubai Tennis Championships – Friday

10:00 – Melzer v Youzhny

 

Rankings are 31 and 15. Head to heads are 3-2 in Youzhny’s favour.

 

Two men in great form.

 

Melzer beat Cilic in the last round although Cilic is well below par and his serve isn’t firing on all cyclinders. Melzer is playing very consistent tennis.

 

If Youzhny can stay fit ( he has retired twice this season) then he could be on for his best ever season. He seems to be playing the best tennis of his career.

 

Youzhny wins 81% of his service games to Melzer’s 80%.

 

I expect a tight match with at least 1 tie break. Back Youzhny on serve.

 

Update: Youzhny won 7-5, 7-6.

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