13:00 – Berdych v Robredo
Rankings are 7 and 43. Head to heads are 4-3 to Berdych.
Berdych has struggled to find form over recent weeks although looked better in the Malaysian Openn where he reached the quarter final.
Prior to the US Open Robredo had been having a terrible time and was well short of his best. However in the US Open he came alive and reached the 4th round. Then he reached the quarter finals of Metz where he lost to Gasquet.
They hold serve 85% and 81% ( over the last 3 months). Their stats on return of serve and break points taken are very similar.
Berdych seems to have lacked a little motivation lately but this is a Masters event. Lots of points up for grabs. For that reason alone I am going with Berdych although it won’t be an easy match.
Back Berdych on serve.
Update: Berdych won 6-0, 6-4.