exquisite tennis once again
Peralta had practically retiredFirst set was competitive. Peralta got broken at 5-6. Novikov showed a good serve and decent ground game, but Peralta clearly is the more comfortable of the two on this surface. Novikov has beaten some good competition this year on hard courts, and should continue to rise in the rankings. It is perplexing that Peralta never achieved more in the game, must have had some big injuries long the way. I think Peralta has a good shot at beating Chung on this surface. Chung is powerful but not the most patient player.