21:00 – Almagro v Zverev
Rankings are 40 and 82. They have never met.
Almagro has become much more consistent over the last 6 months. He wins 82% of his service games.
Zverev has a decent serve and wins 70% of his service games. Both players are serving at around 60% of first serves in.
I’d expect at least one tight set. Back Almagro on serve.
Update: Almagro won 6-3, 6-2
22:30 – Kirilenko v Razzano
Rankings are 36 and 38. They haven’t met before.
Kirilenko has only played one tournament since the Oz Open and she lost in the opening round so she is short of match practice.
Could go either way. Use the 15-40 and scalping methods.
Update: Kirilenko won 7-5, 6-3.