Location: Sleeping in the house of my latest jumpoff.
Halle R2: Stepanek def. Stebe 6-4 6-4
Strong performance from Steps, especially after his nearly three hour battle yesterday. Served great and volleyed expertly, hit the slice BH very well, was solid from the baseline and hit some great wrong footing shots. Very impressive.
Stebe has skills, but his weapons don't really work on this surface. He couldn't do anything to impose himself on Stepanek.