17:00 – Isner v Petzschner
Rankings are 25 and 70. They haven’t met before.
We know all about Isner’s big serve. 173 aces in 10 matches this season. 89% of service games won.
Petzschner is a better player than his ranking suggests. He has won 79% of his service games.
Isner is a definate favourite to win the match but if Petzschner’s serve is working we could see 2 tight sets.
Either back Isner from the start or back him on serve.
Update: Isner won 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.
21:00 – Querrey v Gulbis
Rankings are 31 and 99. Head to heads are 1-0 to Gulbis.
Querrey beat Roddick in the last round. he seems happier playing nearer home and really doesn’t travel well.
Gulbis jumps from playing a brilliant point to hitting the ball 10ft wide. From serving a double fault to an Ace on the next point.
Querrey is much more consistent and on home soil will be too much for Gulbis.
Back Querrey on serve.
Update: Querrey won 6-3, 6-4.