OOP for Sunday:
Robert KENDRICK (USA) vs Kei NISHIKORI (JPN)
Good luck, Kei!
If he wins, he will probably get back to top 100 and is probably a cert for AO MD.
In his blog yesterday, Kei admitted that he had a scare during the match because Monroe played really well and broke Kei's serve when he was serving for the match. Even during the first set, which Kei took 6-1, he was feeling that the second set would be tighter and he was right. After the match he apparently said to himself "Abuneeee!!" (a slang form of "abunai"---which means "risky" or "dangerous" but should stand for "that was close!" in this case) many times.
Draw for Champaign next week is also out. Kei is top seed and will face Guccione in R1. I've posted the draw in the opening post.