Dont know his opponent that much Motomura but he is playin infront of home crowd,Popp is definetely worth the shot cause of being the better player but not necessarily on the day!!!Is abit of a fighter,saw that against Arthurs at Wimbledon and has a decent serve that may create problems for his opponent 2nite!!!!Good luck if ya decide to play!!
With respect mate, TS is a very handy player (at least on the Challenger circuit). He is particularly strong when playing at home in Japan where his form is always consistently good. He doesnt travel overseas much as Japan is where he makes his $.
Last few years he has had particularly good runs at this tournament especially beating some decent players (trust me I know as I bet against him )
I also remember seeing a rare appearance he made at the Oz open where he really gave Fed Ex a bit of a run for his money though losing in straights it was very respectable.
Arthurs is not mr reliable at all. Take away his serve which is about hte only decent thing he has nowadays and he is just average.
I'll take TS at anything above $2 with home adavantage. good luck