so lets take a look at Kiwi's possible matches:
1st round: qualifier
I hope it's not the most dangerous qualifier
2nd round: Rusedski or Saulnier
that's where it might become very difficult
Kiwi could already beat Rusedski a few weeks ago in LA quite convincingly with 6-1 6-4, but Rusedski is still holding a 5-4 career edge over him and if he is in form he can be very dangerous again because he's difficult to break with his serve.
very dangerous opponent recently. I remember Tommy Haas's match in LA quite well, Tommy went on to win the tournament and has beaten Agassi this week, so he was in quite good form, but still Saulnier pushed him quite much and this 7-5 7-5 result of Tommy was a VERY HARD work. Also Saulnier's latest results have been quite good: he has beaten Youzhny, 2nd round at Canada TMS, in a third set tiebreak 7-6(0), and he was only defeated by Joachim Johansson in another 3rd set tiebreak. Then Saulnier seemed to play very well last week against Lleyton in the quarterfinal. Lleyton survived 7-6(5) in the third set and Socket, who attended this match in person, also said he was very dangerous and his serve is a real force.