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