Originally Posted by TennisLurker
I think David lost the final of Palermo to Mantilla once, but was just 19 years old.So , he should beat him now.
I like Mantilla too, and they both need the victory, because Feliz has to defend the Italian Open soon.
play a great match Felix and Dave !!
Totally agree it's very hard as I like them both and I am not sure who to go for.
Mantilla won the last 2 times they played and he could easily frustrate David, though that excellent performance against Hrbaty must have helped his confidence for sure, though Felix is a very different player who won't hit as hard or miss as much as Hrbaty.
2003 Rome TMS, Clay, R64 Clay R64 Mantilla 6-3,1-6, 6-0
2001 Palermo, Clay, F Clay F Mantilla 7-6, 6-4
2001 Umag, Clay, Q Clay Q Nalbandian 2-6,3-6
2001 Vina del Mar, Clay, R32 Clay R32 Nalbandian 3-6,2-6