Open 13 – Thurs

19:45 – O Rochus v Marchenko

 

 

Rankings are 58 and 88. they haven’t met before.

Illya Marchenko

 

Rochus had a great win against a struggling Giles Simon yesterday. That will have done his confidence a world of good.

 

Marchenko has had a great season so far having finished 2009 well reaching  the final of a Challenger tour event.

 

I expect Rochus to win the match. Back him on serve.

 

Update: Rochus almost broke serve in the first game of the match – almost. Unfortunately that was possibly his best game of the set as he crashed to 1-6.

 

He was better in the second set but neither player gave you any confidence to have a trade open for very long. he levelled the match at 1 set each.

 

I was trading from just a scoreboard and he seemed to have woken up. i expected him to take the decider. Several breaks of serve later it was Marchenko who came through the 3rd set easily.

 

Marchenko won 6-1, 3-6, 6-2.

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