Due to start at 4:30 pm
Ofner 2.44, Novak 1.59
This will be their first meeting.
Novak has stronger results this year. He has won 59% of his matches compared to 45% for Ofner.
Indoor results are also much stronger for him. 64% v 33% matches won.
Ofner had to recover from losing the opening set against Arnaboldi in the first round. In the second round her overcame Garcia Lopez in two tight sets as underdog. He saved all 7 of the break points he faced in that match.
Novak has won both his matches this week in straight sets. He was broken 3 times in the first round by local Wild Card Alex Molcan but when he faced Baghdatis as underdog in the last round his serve wasn’t broken once.
Both players have raised their level this week and the sets should be competitive. Back Novak around 1.95.