19:15 – Verdasco v Baghdatis
Rankings are 10 and 25. They haven’t played before.
Baghdatis had a long three setter against Marchenko which finished at 11:30pm local time. He is due on court for this one around 2pm local time. Tiredness has to be a factor there. Verdasco had a straight forward win over Sweeting.
Massive difference in first serve percentages with Verdasco serving at 72% to Baggy’s 51%. However they have both held serve (over the last 3 months) 79% of the time.
Baghdatis has lost 4 of his last 5 matches against top ten opponents. Everything points to a Verdasco win but he hasn’t been in the best form.
Back Verdasco on serve.
Update: Baggy won 6-3, 6-7, 6-3.