18:00 – Querrey v Fish
Rankings are 18 and 17. Head to heads are 1-1.
Fish had a tough 3 setter in the last round. He could be a little short of fitness having recently had surgery.
Querrey played well at this stage of the 2010 season and has played well this week. His serve has looked very solid.
Even when 100% fit Fish often starts the first set very slowly although usually fights his way back. If he goes a break down against Querrey though its a long way back.
Laying Fish from the start could work out well as I expect Sam to get the first break. If it should go to a third set then Querrey has to be favourite as Fish will run out of steam.
Update: Sometimes a match just doesn’t go remotely like you expect. Both players started badly with Fish facing break points in the opening game. He pulled back to take that service game and then broke Querrey. He took a 4-0 lead. Not a high quality match and it ended with a win for Fish 6-3, 6-4.