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Who wins this R1 USO match?

  • Gasquet in 3

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  • Gasquet in 4

    Votes: 6 26.1%
  • Gasquet in 5

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  • Stakhovsky in 3

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  • Stakhovsky in 5

    Votes: 5 21.7%
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These two have played twice, but only once since Stakhovsky became a top 50 player. That was last year in Toronto and the Ukrainian won 7-5 6-1.

I don't expect that big of a blowout but this match could be very close and competitive. Stakhovsky loves to attack and Gasquet counter-punches, so it will be very interesting to see who implements their gameplan best.

I think Gasquet wins in straights and plays great. What do all think?
 

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Guasquet is playing a hell of a lot better than he was last year and I think he should take this fairly easily. Stakhovsky might sneak a set but Richard is too good a player to lose more than that to him. Richie in 4.
 

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Stakh should make this tougher than we probably expect. Possibly Richie in 5.
 

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I think Stakhovsky takes this in 5. Gasquet's returns are sort of weak and he usually just ends up floating slices and I think Stakhovsky will have a lot of opportunities to dominate at net.
 

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I don't have high hopes for Stakhovsky given that he just this week choked away a match against Benneteau. Who does that against that guy? Gasquet in 3.
 

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Gasquet is peaking for Metz. Don't care about USO. If he wins, it's in practice mode.
 
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