Originally Posted by cartmancop
How does Calleri play? I don't know if I've seen him on TV...
Calleri is primarily a clay court player, though he does have a bigger serve than most "clay courters" and a very strong forehand. He had a lot of injuries (including a serious back problem) that kept him out of the game for a lot of last year, and explains why his ranking has dropped below Number 50 for this season, - but he was up in the Top 20 in 2003/4. He has won clay court titles and was runner-up to Coria in the Hamburg Masters' in 2003. Although he's one of my favourite players, I think I can be honest enough to say he can be a little "flaky" at times
His temperament is not the best and he has a bad record in 5 setters - he loses concentration very easily and gets quite down on himself. He is also pretty erratic - plays one brilliant set followed by one where even I coud beat him
I think Ancic will win this match - unless he is very tired from last week and Calleri has one of his good days (I'm hoping
) Btw - completely irrelevant, but he's totally gorgeous!