Not a problem if I start with the biggest and baddest draw ticket first, is it?
It's not the biggest title in the world, but a win here will set both of them up well and proper ahead of the Open.
With the success Tommy had at Wimbledon, and with it being Marat's swansong, most will I believe like me, be backing Marat. Who's not done anything of note since Wimbledon last year. And who's probably the only guy on tour that's got more fans locked in one of those collective global good-will seances, than Ernie has.
It could happen, couldn't it? Yes it could. Mind you he could also edge past Tommy and go out in the very next round to someone like Dudi Sela. Which would be pants, if you don't mind my putting it like that.
Ok I'll do it. *Deep Breath* Marat in three. Must.Not.Do.Pants.
Sela v Querrey
If Dudi gets through this one it'll only be to put paid to Marat. I'm going to regret saying that, no?
Having said that, he's down a set to Querrey as we speak.
Sam's had a mildishly interestingish kind of year. Little surprised he lost that match against Ginepri last week. But I can't see him losing this one.
Sam in two.
Isner v Ball
Dunno Don't Care.
Isner should get through this in straights seeing as I know absolutely nothing about Ball, and seeing as I'm guessing Isner is probably twice his height.
Fish v Mayer
Still Dunno, definitely don't care.
Mayer fought his way past Ouanna (of RG-fame) and Kunitsyn to get to this point. If you're at all interested.
Oh I dunno, Fish in three?