Legg Mason tennis Classic – Tuesday

21:00 – Benneteau v Malisse

Rankings are 32 and 62. Head to heads are 2-1 to Malisse although they haven’t played for 4 years.

Benneteau hasn’t played since losing in the fourth round at Wimbledon. Malisse reached the quarter finals in Atlanta 2 weeks ago.

Benneteau has lost 4 in a row on hard courts.

Benneteau has a good first serve percentage at 66% over the last 3 months. He wins 71% of points on his first serve but just 48% on his second serve.

Malisse serves 57% of first serves in and wins 74% of points on it. He wins 50% of points on second serve.

Benneteau holds serve 77% of the time compared to 80% for Malisse.

I think the edge today goes to Malisse as he has played more matches recently. Benneteau may be a little rusty and lacking in match practice.

Back Malisse on serve.

Update: Malisse won 7-5, 6-4.

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