Valencia Open – Thur

16:00 – Verdasco v Tipsarevic

Rankings are 8 and 39. Head to heads are 2-0 in favour of Tipsarevic.

Todays result could come down to who has more to play for. Tipsarevic has shown that he knows how to beat Verdasco but their last meeting was in early 2008 and Verdasco seems to have improved his game since then.

Verdasco is borderline for qualification to the end of season World Tour Finals in London and won’t want to miss out.

Verdasco wins 84% of his service games and hits a massive 70% of first serves in. He also saves 65% of break points against him.

Tipsarevic wins 80% of service games but his first serve % is quite low at 56%. This could give Verdasco more openings as he will face more second serves than his opponent will.

Back Verdasco on serve. Hopefully Tipsarevic can keep the first set close to give us a decent price each time on Verdasco’s serves.

Update: Routine win for Verdasco, 6-3, 6-3

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