23:45 – Brown v Young
Rankings are 99 and 146. They haven’t played before.
Dustin Brown usually goes through periods in a season where he can grab a few wins. He played well in South Africa and should have reached the quarter finals. Young is nothing special.
Young starts as favourite on Betfair at 1.75 and that is probably due to home advantage. He has a below average serve and last year held just 65% of his service games.
Hopefully Brown won’t be dwelling on his match against Van Der Merwe when he had a chance to win but threw it away. I think he will relish the poor serve coming at him today and wipe the floor with it. He shouldn’t have much trouble holding serve himself.
Lay Young from the start.