14:00 – Ventura v Seppi
Rankings are 119 and 66. Thay haven’t played before.
Ventura reached the final in the Challenger event in Zagreb last week. He has had little other success recently and nothing on the ATP tour.
Seppi hasn’t been too lucky with his opponents but in the Serbia Open he took Gasquet to 3 sets and beat an inform Mayer.
Seppi has a consistent first serve at 61% for the season and he wins 73% of his service games.
Back Seppi on serve. He should win in 3 or 4 sets.
Update: Seppi won 7-5, 6-4, 7-5.
17:00 – Hewitt v Chardy
Rankings are 33 and 46. They haven’t played before.
Chardy has been is very good form over the last few weeks and is infront of his home crowd. He will fancy his chances today.
Hewitt has also been playing well but clay isn’t his best surface. He loves to have his noisy supporters behind him but the French crowd will drown them out.
On recent form I have to pick Chardy as favourite although its Hewitt who is 1.92 on Betfair.
Chardy wins 73% of his service games and saves 59% of break points against him. Back Chardy on serve.
Update: Hewitt won 7-5, 6-0, 6-4 . Chardy’s head’s just not right for the Slams.