Tim what do you think about Marc Lopez vs renquist?
Lopez didnt play no hard court matches at all last year and then bts lee in his 1st match this year, renquist is meant to be crap isnt he?
You persuading me on nando
I really don't get that Marc Lopez guy. Like you said: he didn't even play any hardcourt matches in 2008 and now he suddenly beats Lee, messing up my mugtiple in round 1, and also overcomes nobody Desein with ease, again as a (narrow) dog. Rehnquist is a mug as well but at least one who likes the hard courts and has a better serve. His win over de Voest says enough for me and he is the deserved fav. Lopez however seems to be on somewhat of a flow but to be honoust I wouldn't touch this match with a ten foot pole.
My Nando pick is a bit against my beliefs (Nando as a favourite automatically triggers a comprehensive alarm system in casa de Tim) but seeing him play against Cilic and Federer, combined with his run in week 1 I'm very convinced of his good form and intentions for this tournament as well. Gonzo was very poor against Wawa and no way he deserved a single set..Wawa just choked (in an exhibition..how sad is that) and on 7-6 5-3 hit a single of errors for a quick rebreak, again messing up the tiebreak with the first 3 points. Nando should take this comfortably, especially now that the Gonzo serve isn't in the best shape thusfar. He will also be able to attack the Gonzo backhand with his forehand and has the better backhand to stay in the crosscourt rally from the Gonzo forehand. So there you go