Lacko vs Petzschner
Lukas Lacko still can’t make real breakthrough at ATP level tournaments and playing at Challenger level is still much, much easier for him. He is currently number 55th at ATP rankings, but had quite a bad run during clay court season as playing on faster surfaces suits him much more. He had a nice start of the season reaching third round of Australian Open and finals of tournament in Zagreb (weak tournaments but decent result for any player), but then clay court season started and he earned five losses in a row, nothing more.
Finally, better days started with him as grass court tournaments came and he reached quarter-finals of Nottingham Challenger where he lost to Matosevic. Later on, Nadal was better than him in second round of Halle tournaments, while he reached third round at Wimbledon beating Ungur and Melzer in five sets, but losing easily to Tsonga.
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Philipp Petzschner, on the other side, is much weaker ranked than his opponent, being only at 92nd position in the World. Still, the German is someone who pays a lot more attention to doubles and he is only focused 100% on singles when he plays at faster surfaces, mostly grass. He is very well known for his good displays on grass, even if it seems that he is out of form and when he had no good results before grass. For example, he reached Halle finals last season out of nowhere, but same did this season too.
He was on a seven straight losses run this season when he came all the way from the qualifying rounds to beat Tursunov, Roger-Vasselin and Malisse to reach the finals of Hertogenbosch and lose to David Ferrer 6:3, 6:4. Later on, he defeated Kavcic in three easy sets at the first round of Wimbledon, but lost to Florian Mayer in second round in five sets.
The German has won all previous three meetings against Lacko, with the last one being on grass two seasons again at Halle Open in two sets. He is playing his best tennis on grass and this is an unique chance for him to make some surprises at Olympics and his most favorite surface.
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