Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Sleeping in the house of my latest jumpoff.
Re: Week 14: Tallahassee (Entry List)
If Benni is in any form at all, he makes the finals here. The top half of the draw is so much weaker than the bottom half. Lu is injured, Kudry is injured, Ito doesn't play well outside of Asia and this is Odesnik's first event since injury as well. It's basically a layup, so we'll see what happens.
I think B. Baker can make the QF here, hopefully he can do it.
Reynolds vs Yani winner is in with a good shot at the semis, but if Rendy is actually able to give a full performance, he will make the SF. That section all depends on his health status.
The third section is by far the toughest one. Levine, Dancevic, Kuznetsov vs Smyczek R1, Zverev vs Kunitsyn R1. I'm going with Dancevic. Frank knows a spot at the French Open is available if he wins this event and will be motivated. But I have a feeling Smyczek beats him in R2. Very wide open.
The bottom half is also interesting. Olivetti gets a lot of hype here, but I don't see him as a threat at this event. Pospisil has played a lot of tennis lately and Ball can upset him in R1. I'm going with a Ram vs Russell QF. Mikey likes these courts, he has a 3-1 H2H over Sweeting and the other players are all attackers, and Ram and Ball especially like to come to net, which is what Mikey likes. He needs to do what's required and win through that section.