Volandri lost that match last week but this week in Trani he beat Starace 6-2 6-1 and enters the final of the competition v Aldi. This challenger victory will be welcome for Filippo to give him confidence going into Athens even though the players he will face there will be a different kettle of fish, well I suppose Starace is on a high level currently but only he!
He wooped Montanes in easy straights so he has his chance. next he faces Gasquet, but it could have been Starace! Damn, oh well Gaquet it is and Gasquet is good! So Volandri needs to play well again... Good chance for Filippo to move up the rankings with a win in the next match. Number 53 i the world but aiming for the top 50 so he can then play in the masters events if he reaches that.