Valencia Open – Wed

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

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