13:00 – Safin v Petzschner
Rankings are 58 and 36. Head to head is 1-0 to Petzschner.
Could be close. Safin often has periods in a match where he seems to be taking control. Just when you think he is on top he starts making unforced errors.
The market has them close with Petzschner a slight favourite which I agree with.
His stats on serve are : First serves 53%; Service games won 77% ; Break points saved 58%.
Back Petzschner on his serve.
Update: It started off as a classic Safin match. Safin took an early break and served out the set. Half way through the first game of the 2nd set the match turned and Safin’s errors crept in. Petzschner won the second set easily. I expected him to run away with the 3rd set but he collapsed to a feeble 6-1 in the decider. Poor performance from the german.
Safin won 6-2, 3-6, 6-1