Finds a way to get past young Zverev 6-4 in the third.
He has beaten Williams the last four times they've met, but not sure much can be rested on those facts. Williams has improved a lot in the past 2 years and took a set off Polansky in the last meeting. Should be a decent match.
Oh wow, I thought he had trouble with R. Williams usually.
I didn't have much faith after Pete went down 0-6 in the first set, especially in light of his loss to Williams 1 and 1 last week. But he pulls through to final Q in Miami against Thiem 6-2 and 7-5 against Gojowych. Good win. Had a chance to serve out at 5-3, but was broken. Saved a lot of big break points today and got the winning break at 6-5. Love it when guys win the close ones like this, great for confidence.
Seeded 3rd at Houston qualies, first match on clay this year vs. Crepaldi today. Not a bad draw. Interesting to see in his section that the Zverev brothers (Polansky has beaten both this year) drew each other.
Two nice wins fro Pete yesterday, 7-6(7), 6-1 over Crepaldi and 7-6(3), 7-6(4) over Ante Pavic (who is off to a good start on the challenger circuit this year). Thiemo de Bakker today for a spot in the main draw. He's the 2nd highest seed left in qualies, if Ryan Harrison wins today he is the first lucky loser should a spot open. Hope he can just take down de Bakker and avoid that scenario.