Re: Week 14: Tallahassee (Entry List)
The highest ranked player Ito faced in Recife was #170, Giovanni Lapentti, who had a bad/injury plagued 2011. Color me unimpressed. Starace is 0-7 in Australia for his career and has I believe two wins overall in GS events off clay, so that's not an impressive win, it's a must-win. Ito does not win outside of Asia on any consistent basis, and that's the reality.
Lu plays outside of Asia, wins outside of Asia, and has a significantly better game than Ito. There is a reason he's beaten top 10 players and been top 100 for over half a decade.