Kei really struggled returning Giraldo's second serve, just like Ferrer last week. It has to be one of the slowest deliveries in the top 100 along with, say, Nieminen and Volandri.
I did not think Giraldo and Andujar would both have chances to reach the 4th round here.
don't know why but I've always the feeling Giraldo plays better on HCs (at least this slow kind) rather than clay..
He's had some decent results on hard courts, a handful of QFs, a SF last year in Auckland. Not sure about better, but he certainly has the right style of play to do well on these particular courts.