IW Miami: *Bolelli vs. Davydenko 16.00*
by Ruggs (U11132090) 24 March 2008
The Masters Series hits Miami and the Italians are in action.
Simone Bolelli, Men's Singles
Projected Road to the Final
R1: Giraldo 6-3 7-5
R2: Kohlscreiber  6-4 6-3
R3: Davydenko  7-6(5) 0-0
R4: Monaco 
QF: Youzhny 
SF: Federer 
F: Nadal 
Simone Bolellli (55) will play Nikolay Davydenko for a place in the fourth round. Although this is an excellent run, it is just a repeat of last year’s performance, so unless he wins tomorrow, he will not add to his points tally.
Bolelli has had some good results this year. He reached the semifinal of the Wrocklaw Challenger (beating Kunitsyn, Montcourt, Stakhovsky) before losing to the eventual champion Vliegen. In the ATP Zagreb tournament, he reached the semifinals (beating Rochus, Cilic, Scheuttler) but lost to Stakhovsky, who would become champion.
Where as last year he was outside the top 100, the 23 year-old from Bologna has halved that, reaching a career high ranking of 53 earlier this year.
Elsewhere in the draw there was disappointment for Volandri (42) and Starace (37) who crashed out in the first-round. While Andreas Seppi (46) went one stage further as he overcame Gicquel in three but lost to ninth seed James Blake 5 and 3.
AMSTV will be providing live coverage of the 2008 Sony Ericsson Open.
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