Mr. Optional Event has a dreadful time at required events, and that's why he's struggling to stay in the Top Twenty despite having four titles in the past year. But he remains deadly at the optional events. This time, he took it out on Arnaud Clement, whipping the Frenchman 6-0 6-2. It won't affect El Aynaoui's ranking, of course.
Alex Corretja: "You have to get ready for everything - yesterday I had to fight hard and I was expecting another tough match today. You never like winning this way but if I have to be honest it came at a good time for me after two tough matches. I'll get some rest and get ready for tomorrow.
"Both matches I played against Juan Ignacio were at the beginning of the year when I wasn't playing well, and he took advantage of that. Tomorrow it will be a different story - that's not to say I will beat him for sure - but my game is much better now."