Originally Posted by Neely
relatively good draw for the 1st round, his opponent could have been more difficult than Beck if you look through the names... Ancic, Berdych, Llodra, Srichaphan, Schalken, Monfils, Andreev, Johansson, Ferrero, Lopez, Verdasco, Söderling, Karlovic, Dent... plenty of unseeded names that I would have rated stronger and more danngerous than Beck.
I guess only Benneteau or Haehnel should have been easier than Beck. He should beat Beck if he can deliver, but what is always a question mark after a layoff.
Okay, Beck has beaten Haas in Melbourne, but not because he has played better tennis, but because he had the better physics than Haas this day. Hopefully Kiwi knows something to play against Beck, they never played against each other so far.
I'm pretty comfortable with his first and second round opponents... i'm looking ahead to a potential PimPim meeting...
But let's focus on his match vs. Beck for now
Good Luck Kiwi!!!