05-29-2006, 10:39 PM
In a surprising result, Bozoljac beat his fellow countryman Pashanski in straights on Monday to set up a meeting with Robredo. I've seen this guy live before (albeit indoors) and he has a massive serve which Getronics speedguns would have you believe can clock over 140 mph. His game is good enough to trouble the Spaniard, but the question remains as to what his staying power is over five sets - if he can get that close. In any event, I sense a potential, if unlikely, upset here.
05-29-2006, 11:13 PM
Pashanski is one thing - he's been having terrible results lately so I wasn't overly surprised.
I would be very surprised if Ilia Bozoljac can take out Robredo - though Tommy can have his flaky moments.
05-29-2006, 11:15 PM
It's possible, Bojolzac hits it flat and with two hands off both sides, so he can usually sustain it for long amounts of time.
05-29-2006, 11:21 PM
Robredo can struggle against big servers, though I think the cold damp conditions in Paris this week will negate that a lot. In Rome it was hot and dry, which helped the pop on the Rusedski serve. Witness the contrast in Hamburg and here with Greg today.
Tommy should be okay.
05-31-2006, 01:51 PM
Bad fitness is main reason why Bozoljac is not already in top 100, he's got really powerfull game but had lost a number of important matches because he didn't had enough strength. And anything beyond three set is a new teritorry for him.
But he could make some problems to Robredo, not only with his serve, his BH is better wing and he is going for the lines.
Anyway, I find it 5.00 as good odd for Bozoljac winning first set.