15:00 – Kukushkin v Rochus
Rankings are 83 and 78. They haven’t played before.
Rochus beat Del Potro in the last round in straight sets. Even though the Argentinian was coming back from a very long injury layoff Rochus played superbly and always seemed to be in control.
Kukushkin took 3 sets to get past Ryler Deheart ( who???). He also reached the final of a Challenger event last month.
Kukushkin has a decent serve but I really can’t see him beating Rochus if the Belgian maintains his form.
Back Rochus on serve.