18:00 – Robredo v Brands
Rankings are 40 and 80. They haven’t played before.
Robredo hasn’t had the best of seasons but suddenly came to life in the US Open reaching the fourth round and taking a set from Youzhny.
Brands has only won 50% of his games in the main draw this season. If you take out the matches on grass he has won just 3 matches out of 12.
Robredo holds serve 78% of the time and has a reasonably consistent first serve when playing well. If he can continue with the form he showed in the US Open then this match will be one way traffic.
Either back Robredo on serve or back him from the start. If backing from the start make sure you have your strategy in place for what to do if the match turns against you. Suggestions can be found in the members area of TradeShark Tennis.
Update: Robredo won 6-1, 7-6