Indian Wells – Thursday

19:00 – Falla v Serra

 

Rankings are 71 and 63. Head to heads are 1-0 to Falla.

 

Falla hasn’t played since the Australian Open.

 

Serra has had a decent season so far although he has had some tough draws being knocked out of various tournaments by Murray, Soderling and Benneteau. He beat Nieminen and Melzer in the Australian Open.  He recently took Davydenko to 3 sets.

 

He wins 78% of his service games and saves 65% of break points against him.

 

Back Serra on serve.

 

Update: Serra won 6-1, 6-2.

 

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23:00 – C Rochus v Petzschner

 

Rankings are 136 and 54. Head to heads are 1-1 with the most recent match being last month. Petzschner won in 3 sets.

 

Rochus has yet to win a match in 2010.

 

Petzschner wins 81% of his service games although his first serve % is a little low at 55%.

 

Either back Petzschner from the start and green up at the end of the first set or back him on serve. Make sure that if you are backing from the start that you have a strategy for if he loses serve.  TradeShark Tennis members should look on the strategy pages in the members area for some ideas on how to deal with that situation.

 

Update: Petzschner won 6-2, 7-5.

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