16:00 – Garcia-Lopez v Greul
Rankings are 47 and 59. Head to heads are 1-0 to Garcia-Lopez.
On recent form I would expect Garcia-Lopez to win this one. He is usually solid on serve and the stats say he wins 74% of his service games. He also gets 61% of his first serves in which is quite high.
He wins 30% of points against a first serve which is again quite high.
So we can either back him from the start and green up after a break of serve ( green up after the set if you’re feeling brave), or back G-L on serve.
If you get a 15-40 opportunity in Garcia-Lopez’ favour take it.
Update: Well Garcia-Lopez didn’t start this one very well, losing his first 2 service games. A few nervy minutes for those backing him from the start but he got his act together eventually to take the first set 7-5. He took controlin the second set and took that 6-2.