WWW St. Petersburg R2: P.H.Mathieu v. B.Becker

10-27-2010, 11:48 AM
H2H is 1-0 to PHM, who won earlier this year in IW 6-4 6-1. But conditions and the surface there certainly favoured him.

I'm picking Becker to win this in another 3-setter (having defeated Stakhovsky in 3 sets in R1)

10-27-2010, 12:25 PM
Mathieu in 2.

10-27-2010, 04:51 PM
I choose Becker in 2

10-27-2010, 04:54 PM
All the best to Mathieu!!

He has a good chance of going deep into the tournament! :)

10-27-2010, 11:18 PM
Mathieu when in form is a better all=around player than Becker. Both like to play agressively from the baseline, but PHM has the better ground game. Becke has good serve, but PHM also has a good serve, when in form, although it can go off kilter. PHM has a better return. If PHM plays like he can, he wins in straight sets.

10-27-2010, 11:22 PM
PHM loses. That's pretty much a solid prediction against any top100 these days.

Filo V.
10-27-2010, 11:24 PM
Probably Becker. PHM is the better overall player talent wise, but Becker has been the better player the entire season, and just had a good win over Stakhovsky. Should be confident and ready to win this. Hopefully PHM can win so he can get in the top 100.

10-27-2010, 11:28 PM
Beck in 3