19:30 – Isner v Llodra
Rankings are 19 and 35. They haven’t played before.
Llodra may not be too motivated this week as he will want to be fresh to play in Paris next week and also the Davis Cup final 2 weeks after. He hasn’t been in the best of form anyway lately and I expect him to struggle today.
Isner’s first serve has actually been a little less effective in the last few weeks but has still held serve 92% of the time! He saved over 80% of break points against him.
Llodra, over the last month has won just 19% of points against first serves. I would say he has little chance of breaking the American’s serve.
Back Isner from the start or on serve.
Update: Isner won 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.