Saturday’s games

Chela v Andujar: (clay)

This is a repeat of last year’s final which saw Chela take the title.

Chela made incredibly hard work of his quarter final with Seppi. In the first set there were more breaks than holds and Seppi was again broken whilst serving for the set.

Andujar  had a tough match with Giannessi but always looked to be in control.

Neither player has lost a set so far.

Hopefully we will see as many breaks as in Chela v Seppi as it was great for trading! Chela frequently starts badly and Andujar is more than capable of putting him under pressure.

Chela leads the head to heads 3-0 but both will lose ranking points if they go out today so it should be a good battle.

A lay of Chela is a good idea if he serves first.

I expect Chela to reach the final.

(1.53)

Update: Revenge for Andujar. He won 6-4, 7-5.

 

Tsonga v Dolgopolov (hard court)

Dolgopolov leads the head to heads 2-1. He had an easy quarter final when Malisse retired early in the second set. He had a good win over Baghdatis in the second round.

Tsonga had a fight to reach the semis when Fellow Frenchman Mahut took  the opening set.

Both are in great form and even though Tsonga is in front of his home crowd I think he will find this a very tough match up.

If Dolgopolov has one of those weeks where his big ground strokes find the lines then he is hard to beat and he would appear to be having one of those weeks.

Probably a 3 setter but I think Dolgo nicks it right at the end.

(3.15)

Update: Tsonga won 6-4, 6-4.

 

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