John lost the rematch 6-3 3-6 6-7. Not a huge surprise to see Robert turn the tables. It will be interesting to see where he plays next. He isn't entered for the futures in Melbourne or Mildura but there is a challenger in Sydney after that.
First post but I think of all the aussies given wildcards to the AO John can crack the top 100, he mixed it with his opponets all summer and Robert was a tough one for a challenger and to go 1-1 with a tiebreak deciding the losing tie is an acceptable result at this point. Watching with interest for the year but I think we'll see him in some main draws of ATP events this year.
John had a 7-6 6-4 win over Matsui. Matsui had his chances in the second set and continued to come to the net on a lot of points but John got through it in the end and will play another qualifier (Kondo or Sikora) in the second round.