20:00 – Chela v Querrey
Rankings are 82 and 25. They haven’t played before.
Chela beat Zeballos in the semi final in a match he wasn’t really expected to win. Zeballos had beaten Gonzalez in the previous round and was my big tip for the final. Chela was rock solid on serve and Zeballos crumbled in the second set.
Querrey had a monster of a match with Odesnik. His serve deserted him in the second set but came through to win 7-5 in the third.
This should be a tight match dominated by serve. As I had no live video for the semi finals its hard to judge the players’ performances in detail but backing Querrey on serve is usually a good plan. Lets hope he doesn’t have a second set like the one in the semi although that may have been down to some high standard returns from Odesnik.
If Chela seems to be holding easily as I expect him to you can look to back him on serve too.
A close match with Querrey taking the title.
Update: A close firsty set finally went to Querrey but Chela came back to win in 3 sets 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.