10:00 – Bellucci v Garcia-Lopez
Rankings are 64 and 54. Bellucci won their only previous match which was last year and on clay.
Today’s hard court favours Garcia-Lopez who has decent stats on serve. He gets 61% of first serves in and wins 74% of his service games. He also saves 58% of break points against him.
Bellucci has had some recent success on clay but his game doesn’t suit hard courts as well.
Back G-L on his serves. The first set should be close so there will be decent profits to take from this strategy.
2 tight sets or a 3 setter. I favour Garcia-Lopez to take it.
Update: Both men seemed to be struggling to remember how to serve. Anyone trying to take 15-40 opportunities ( this wasn’t recommended in this game) would have been very frustrated.
Scrappy match with Bellucci taking it 6-4, 7-6