He would've been better off taking advantage of his (slightly) sub 50 ranking and play even more hard court Challengers over the (northern hemisphere) Spring clay season, but hey, he gave it a shot. Beating Montanes would be a miracle given he's the defending champion.
Ebdenesque-like, Matt has drawn 28 year-old Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas, who must be in on a PR, ranked at 136, with a high rank of45 in Oct 2009. It could be Pablo's lucky day though, given Matt's current clay court form.
In a two set match I would give Matt a chance, but over three sets.
Hope he can prove that wrong. Go Matt
Tomic, Matosevic, Groth, Jones, JP Smith, Matty Reid, Barton, Duckworth, Whittington, Kubler, Kyrgios, Bolt, Kokkinakis, Polansky and James Ward Go Aussie