16:00 – Istomin v Safin
Rankings are 101 and 77. They have never met.
Ironically Safin, who is due to retire from the tour shortly, is looking one of the fittest ( hope I haven’t jinxed him now! )
His experience will be more than enough for today’s opponent. I expect a straight sets win.
Back Safin on serve.
Update: Safin won 6-0, 7-6