Played well. Hopefully he can keep it up for the AO. I watched him play Ljubicic last year and the Australian crowd ended up loving him by the end of the match. Fingers crossed the draw will be nice for him.
I reckon he could actually do this if he plays well.
But this is a clash between best friends. When I was at the Paris Masters, Benoit was right next to me in the players box cheering Stan on loudly. And only just came across these today from Stans twitter: