ATP Gstaad - Verdasco v Andujar
Andujar has put out two seeded players so far, in the shape of Gilles Simon and Marcel Granollers, and will have his sights set on making it a hat-trick as he takes on the 38-ranked Verdasco. Andujar won all three of his matches so far in straight sets – indeed, he did not even have to play a full match in the first round as Simon retired midway through the second set. It’s been a decent year for Verdasco, who won the title on clay in Houston – defeating Nicolas Almagro – in the spring and also reached the semifinals of Bastad a couple of weeks ago, in addition to a solid fourth-round appearance at the French Open: Clay has been good to the left-hander with the fearsome forehand. He also has a 2-1 advantage against Andujar in the head-to-head, and won their only meeting on clay quite routinely, a 6-2, 6-3 victory in Hamburg in 2011.