RRH played much better yesterday but Kuznetsov sucked so much on return There were some great dropshots from him in the first 2 sets.Kuznetsov is a mediocre player and not top 100 level but amazing how RRH is still able to grind out matches like the one against Daniel and then beating the in form player.
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Young was alive, till he lost today. He got 29 pts for the semis so the max he can get is 109 pts.
Odesnik is still alive but he would have to out-perform Kuznetsov by 46 pts next week. Kuznetsov has 120 pts cause he got 5 extra for coming thru qualies. So, basically Odesnik has to reach at least the finals while Kuznetsov loses 1st rd.
If Kuznetsov makes it to the 2nd rd then Odesnik has to win the tournament and Kuznetsov cant make it past the semis.
Just checked the draw and Kuznetsov plays Jack Sock 1st rd, so it should be a tough match for both.