Soeda is solid with good flat groundstrokes and not too many UE's. Could take Andy a while to break him down - maybe a tight 1st Set. Watched Soeda against Baggy at USO (only because Laura was on afterwards) and took Baggy a while to get on top but he still won in 3.
Could be a good match for Andy to find some rhythm
Thanks for that, Mackem.
I can only cite what's in Soeda's Wiki -
"Soeda is an offensive counterpuncher. Due to his relatively small size (5'10), Soeda lacks the power and stature to effectively dictate points. Instead, he relies on quickness of feet to retrieve opponent's shots, as well as a relatively flat, penetrating two-handed backhand. Soeda plays a conventional style of tennis, approaching and finishing points at the net when possible."
Well if likes going up to the net hopefully that will encourage Andy to do the same, but as the weather looks set to be extremely hot and humid next week with sunshine all day Monday and Tuesday (34C on Mon rising to 41C on Tues (surely they'll close the roof?)), I'd expect Andy to be looking to keep the points as short as possible. With any luck though he might
get a night match.