challenger qualifying streamed
so far we had 35 year old carrying extra kilos Frenchie serving with left hand and rallying with right hand playing against Lil' Davydenko. The Frenchman played one GOAT game on serve and was absolutely dreadful for the rest of the match. Davydenko's game looks quite pretty (surprised to see a onehanded backhand) but pretty doesn't win you matches.
Next: a youngster from Portugal, Oliveira, versus a taller, slower, cruder and less talented version of Daniel Brands, Alexander Bury of Belarus. Oliveira's service action must be one of the weirdest on tour right now. He stands a metre behind the baseline, he doesnt make himself tall, his feet are stuck to the ground, the serve resulting from that is one of the strangest all-hand serves you're going to see. Strangely enough, his groundstrokes are normal.
This feels like watching TV series Carnivale.