Berrer v Harrison: They have only played once before which was on a hard court. Harrison won in straight sets. That was in 2009 and of the 2 playrs I’d say Harrison is the most improved since then. Berrer hasn’t won a match on grass in his last 6 attempts and Harrison’s serve will give him some trouble today. Berrer’s best hope is to get his serve/volley game going but I think its Harrison who will progress.
Update: Very tight match. Berrer won 7-6, 2-6, 7-5.
Stakhovsky should have way too much for Hernych to cope with. Stak’s serve has been good in the latter part of the clay season and that will give him confidence on the faster surfaces.
Update: Very strange match. Stakhovsky had a boat load of break points and wasted most of them. Hernych won 6-3, 6-7, 7-6.
Querrey is at 1.52 against Nishikori. Querrey isnt one of my favourite players but you have to expect him to be happy the clay season is over and he can start to get more cheap points on serve. Grass is obviously the best surface for his big serve and whilst Nishikori is a good returner I can see him struggling to get hold of the rockets. Its all down to how well Querrey returns serve but this should be over in 2 sets to Querrey.
Update: Querrey won 6-3, 6-4.
Ljubicic is in great form and whilst you would expect him to do well on grass his record isn’t that good. He could have a few problems on his hands if Sweeting gets his serve going. This could see a tie break or 2! A lay of Ljubicic from the start for me.
Update: Ljubicic looked like he had lost the first set but got the break back. He took control after that. Ljubicic won 7-6, 6-2.