11:00 Becker v Petzchner
Rankings are 41 and 84. Head to heads are 1-0 to Petzchner.
Petzchner had a decent spell of form during 2009 but his more recent results haven’t been quite as good.
Becker is climbing the rankings and he isn’t scared of a scrap which is how I feel this game will go.
Tough match to call although I am slightly favouring Becker. Watch how the opening games go to see who looks more comfortable. This obiously doesn’t give you the full picture as often the players need a couple of service games each to settle in but it gives you more information to work with instead of jumping in at the start.
If Petzchner is serving well then he is well worth backing on serve but i expect to see Becker putting the serve under pressure, especially second serves, and being the more aggressive. if Petzchner doesn’t start wellon serve his head may go down very early.
2 tight sets or possible 3 setter.
Update: Becker got off to flyer to take the firsts et 6-1. petzchner levelled the match in a tie break in the second and took to match with yet another tie break.
Petzchner won 1-6, 7-6, 7-6.