19:00 – Baghdatis v Nalbandian
Rankings are 25 and 117. Head to heads are 3-1 to Baghdatis.
How often do you see a player ranked over 100 as favourite in a final against a top 30 player? Nalbandian starts at 1.37 which gives some indication of how well he is playing this week. He destroyed Cilic in the semi final and is coming close to the form he showed a few years ago as world number 3.
Both players have a low first serve percentage this week with 52% and 54% respectively. However they have held serve 83% and 86% of the time.
Nalbandian is way ahead in the receiving stats with him winning 48% of points to Baggy’s 38%.
Not sure anyone can stop this train this week.
Back Nalbandian from the start.
Update: Nalbandian won 6-2, 7-6.