I'm quite worried about the match against Kendrick.
Well, Kei is 2-0 in H-to-H against Kendrick, at Japan Open 2008 and at Sarasota this spring.
His win in Sarasota was particularly emphatic, it was 6-1 6-2. So if Kei is back to the level he was at in April, then I think he has nothing to worry about.
Still, every match is different... Kendrick is well rested and big servers can have their day.
Hope it will be Kei's day today. It will be a big booster for his chances at USO!
Good stuff, quick and sweet!
Btw, what would be his projected ranking after the final?
It depends on how other players are doing but I think he will be ranked around #145-#150 if he wins. If he loses in the final he will be around #160.