Good fight from Edben but Stepanek was just too sexy out there.
Ebden is not challenger level anymore, he's well inside the top hundred.I watched the match. It was a hard worked victory for Radek who looks not as fit as in the past. He had a lot of troubles to play from the baseline against a CH level player and definitely make the difference when he attacked and at the net (as always). In this conditions Im sad to affirm he will not be able to play for a long time in ATP events.
Inspite of his ranking I don`t see him as a top 100 player. At least not yet but I would be really happy for that.Ebden is not challenger level anymore, he's well inside the top hundred.
Besides, he hits fairly big shots, and the court is fairly fast.
Steps looks the same fitness/sexiness as when he won Washington last year.
I will watch more closely next match!Inspite of his ranking I don`t see him as a top 100 player. At least not yet but I would be really happy for that.
Im afraid to disagree about Radek fitness but dont get mad. This is a matter of interpretation. I watched something different last night and I would be glad to say that I was wrong as I found him fatter and slower (PD: I like Radek too ) .