Fine till the quarters, I hope
And no Rafa!
Will wait worrying about Stan until I've seen him play. Tho. have horrid sneaking feeling he saves himself for slams
Stan's got his eye on Wimbledon this year!
But you are right BBH that he does tend to perform much better at the slams than the Masters. But even with the virus he had in Melbourne he never seemed completely into the AO this year. Maybe he's looking at peaking in Paris again...
Andy's never taken a set off Stan on clay. But a little over a year ago Andy had beaten just one top ten player on clay. Since then he's beaten guys he lost to on clay like Raonic and Ferrer, and beaten Rafa and Novak in straight-sets in Master's finals on clay. First time for everything and all that.
Who is Bourgue?
Mathias Bourgue - ranked 165 - he's one of the French wildcard entrants. Depending on which qualifiers land where I'd expect Andy to face another qualifier in R2 to be honest.