10:00 – Simon v Berdych
Rankings are 12 and 19. Head to heads are 3-2 to Simon.
Their last match was in October and Simon won in straight sets.
Simon doesn’t have the highest of first serve percentages but manages to win 82% of his service games. Berdych has a higher first serve percentage and wins 81% of his service games.
So today will be more about receiving ability. This is where Simon has the edge. He is one of the best returners and wins 44% of the break points against serve.
Should be a good match for the Back the Server strategy ( back Simon)
Update: Simon won a tight match 6-4, 4-6, 6-3