18:00 – Monaco v Ferrero
Rankings are 27 and 14. Head to heads are 2-0 to Ferrero.
Both men are much more comfortable on clay but Ferrero has a decent hard court game too.
He has the most consistent first serve on the tour at 74% and wins 81% of his service games.
Monaco also has decent serve stats with 63% of first serves in and he wins 80% of his service games.
Monaco is a bit of a slogger which works well on clay but Ferrero can adapt to the hard court slightly better. He will utilise his first serve and we may see him serve and volley.
Back Ferrero on serve.
Update: Ferrero paid the price for joining Monaco in a baseline contest. On the rare occasions that he came to the net the strategy worked but he kept going back to a claycourt game.
Very tight match with Monaco winning 7-6, 3-6, 6-3.
22:00 – Garcia-Lopez v Bellucci
Rankings are 49 and 32. Head to heads are 2-0 to Bellucci.
Bellucci is having a good season with a semi final appearance and a quarter final. His confidence will be high.
Garcia-Lopez rarely has much success away from the clay courts and I would expect Bellucci to be too strong for him today.
Bellucci wins 80% of his service games with a first serve % of 61%.
Back Bellucci on serve.
Update: Surprising result. Bellucci won the first set but fell apart in the next 2.
Garcia-Lopez won 4-6, 6-2, 6-1