You Pick the Winner!!
You pick the match! Write down (in the comment section) who you think will be the winner and the score, and the person who gets the closest will win a Bollettieri Prize Pack!!
James Blake (USA) vs. Fabrice Santoro (FRA)
Blake had a nice second round win over Andreas Seppi 7-5, 6-3. Blake has had decent success here in the past, as he reached the quarters in 2005 before falling to Federer in straight sets.
At the age of 35, Santoro is still going strong. He pulled off a three-set upset in the second round, defeating Ivan Ljubicic and is always a scary opponent. This is the second straight year Santoro has reached the third round, with his best result coming in 2001 when he reached the fourth round.
This is a rematch from the 2007 US Open, when Blake defeated Santaro in a classic five-setter. In fact, it was Blake’s first career five-set victory! Blake will have the American crowd behind him, but their will be plenty of people rooting for the 35-year old crafty veteran. Santoro is going to chip, dink, dunk and do everything he can to fluster Blake. His unorthodox style of hitting with two-hands from both sides can frustrate players to death, and no doubt this will be a challenge fro Blake. The longer this match goes, the more it favors Santoro so Blake needs to get this over quickly.
Nick’s Pick – You pick the match! Write down (in the comment section) who you think will be the winner and the score, and the person who gets the closest will win a Bollettieri Prize Pack!!