Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Sleeping in the house of my latest jumpoff.
Miami R1: Becker def. Rochus 5-7 6-3 6-2
Great serving day for Benni with 24 aces against one of the most highly aced players in diminutive Rochus. Olli saved two set points at *4-5 in the first set and then broke on his first opportunity to serve for the first set, which he did to 30. Both players had some looks on each others' serve in the second set but it was Becker who was able to break for a *5-3 lead after Olli saved three BPs and served the set out with his 16th ace.
In the third set, Becker saved 0-30 and BP in his first service game and then broke immediately in the next game for *2-1, held and broke to love for a *4-1 lead and won the match from there.
Both guys had their chances, good to see Benni get the victory here, his serve obviously made a big difference in the match. Olli was defending R4 points so he will take a tumble down the rankings.