I'd have thought that if Tomic is as good as he's so often hyped to be then he'd have beaten Gicquel more comfortably - but then again some of the older players can be wily foxes.
If Andy is as good as his ranking says, he'd always come through his early rounds with ease, but we all know that he likes to make us sweat.
Tomic isn't Andy, and his reputation is more for tanking than for moving up the gears when the pressure is on, so I did wonder if he might fall apart when he was down a break in the first set, but going by live scores, it looks more like the qualifier choked towards the end of the first set, and then in the tie-break. Or maybe Tomic steeled himself, or maybe it was a coincidence. Live Scores isn't the best way of working out who played well and when, and I wasn't even following it very closely, so it's probably best to ignore me.
I think Tomic will be motivated to do well against Andy, and a bit of a battle today might just have focused his mind, and he could be tricky, but Andy is the one who has proven himself. It's likely he'll take a few games to settle in, and get a handle on the best tactics, but he knows that. I think the first few games might be nervy for us, but I remind myself that Andy earned his ranking by consistently beating those below him, and sometimes those above him. His wins aren't flukes.