Juanqui is in top half, in Verdasco's quarter.
JC's first round opponent is Florent Serra,
his potential second round opponent is Melzer or Fish.
Not a bad draw considering the field is fairly strong.
In fact JC lost to Serra in their only meeting, in 's-Hertogenbosch in 2006. The score was 6-4 6-7 3-6.
Now Serra is ranked #59 and he came back to top 60 after dropping nearly out of top 100 in 2007.
So it can be a tough match, but if JC is able to play at the level he was playing when injury free in 2008, he should be fine I think.
(3) VERDASCO, Fernando ESP v (WC) TOMIC, Bernard AUS
QUALIFIER v ANCIC, Mario CRO
FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP
v SERRA, Florent FRA
MELZER, Jurgen AUT v (6) FISH, Mardy USA
Full draw here:
All the best, JC!
p.s. Hope you guys don't mind me starting the thread! Want to forget the last time I started a tournament thread (for USO) he withdrew...