That's a seriously impressive win for James. Didn't see the match but it sounds like he was pretty much at his best.
He's such a frustrating player. When everything clicks he can comfortably compete with top 50 players, but he has far too many 'off' days where he struggles to even keep the ball in court.
It was very enjoyable - Wardy pretty much in charge but Kokkinakis not playing badly.
I'd often wondered who coaches James, and only recently discovered that he's had a new coach since end of last year - Australian Darren Tandy. Wardy was interviewed last week in Lexington - said Tandy wasn't with him there but would be in Vancouver this week, and it was good to have someone to talk things through with.
We had a new softly spoken commentator (Mike C is on leave), who was singing his praises - though hadn't seen him before -hope that continues this evening!
Plays Dustov at 10pm UK time. Winner plays Baggy or Bemelmans.