2012 ATP Atlanta Day 4 Preview
Steen Kirby, TennisEastCoast.com
Tennis will fire up again this afternoon at Atlantic Station. Hopefully, it won’t go on until the wee hours of the morning again.
Xaiver Malisse will start things off against Go Soeda. Though Soeda is seeded 8th, Malisse will likely be a favorite. Malisse, along with Michael Russell, who plays qualifier Alex Kuznetsov on grandstand, won their doubles match over Fruterro and Tursunov last night.
Ryan Harrison battles veteran James Blake and Newport semifinalist Rajeev Ram will face qualifier Ruben Bemelmans, who has been looking sharp here.
Qualifier Sergei Bubka will take on fellow big server Matt Ebden, and qualifier Ricardas Berankis will face Russian vet Dmitry Tursunov.
In doubles, Alex Bogomolov Jr. will seek his revenge on Jack Sock after Sock beat him in singles last night. Bogomolov partners with Gilles Muller and Sock partners with 2nd round singles opponent Steve Johnson.