I guess getting Serra is a good draw.
But besides: Philipp has missed really a big chance gaining some points in Newport in order to make the cut for US Open because of his unexpected loss against doubles-partner Peya.
His updated ranking will give him a Nr.3 seed or so in US Open Qualy i suppose
Next weeks are clay weeks. I guess we can`t expect too much of Philipp there as he plays too inconsistenly.
On a good day, he would blow away Serra. But you never know.
He needs some points desperately as he has to defend his points of the final of Oberstaufen Challenger last year.
It would be better staying in the states and play HC, but i guess team obligations for Tennis Bundesliga will keep him in Europe and clay
Navarro is a good choice for doubles and on a hot run lately, winning Cordoba Challenger and Quarterfinals in Newport. Strong serve, good guy.
Nice Note: Matthias Bachinger was playing against Navarro in Cordoba Challenger. Bachinger lost first set and led 6:0!!! in Tiebreak in 2nd Set and ......still lost TB
I guess it also was because Bachinger had to play Stuttgart qualies the following day...but really weird anyway