Australian Open, qualification - 1st round, hard, the match between Daniel Brands and Adrian Menendez Maceiras. This will be their second meeting, 10 years ago Menendez was better after three sets on ITF tournament (hard). Brands is from Germany, 29 years old, currently 179th player on ATP rank what isn't so close to his the highest rank (59). Last year he played very bad tennis, 30/33, 9 victories from 16 matches on hard courts. He is all-around player but the weakest results he has on this surface (with grass c). This year he played challenger Happy Valley where won in the first round against Mott after three sets but then lost against Polansky in two sets. Menendez is currently 225h player on ATP rank what is also very bad rank place for him. His first tournament in this year was on challenger Noumea where lost in the quarterfinal against Carballes after three sets, before thtat made two mini suprise against Napolitano and rubin. For today's match, I really don't know why is Brands favourite because Menendez is better player on this surface in last few years so I think that he has a really good chance to win.
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