There were several matches carried over from yesterday in Eastbourne. Serb Janko Tipsareivc, fresh off his brand new top 30 ranking, finished out Mikhail Kukushkin 6-3, 7-6(2) earlier today. Then, he had about an hour or two to rest, and is right back out on court to take on Grigor Dimitrov.
Little big man Olivier Rochus also worked double today, battling Carlos Berlocq to the very end, winning 3-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(3) in a 3 hour epic. He then had to come back on court to take on Andreas Seppi. Rochus fought with all he had, but Seppi won the match 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-3.
Fatigue was clearly evident in that third set. Japanese star Kei Nishikori was another unfortunate victim of the rains yesterday as he had to finish off his match with the wily old veteran Rainer Schuettler 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 earlier today and is scheduled to play Sexy Radek Stepanek later, that is of course if the rains hold off.