Experienced Americans Jesse Levine and Michael Russell clash in the opening round of ATP Los Angeles today.
At the age of 34, Russell has been on the tour for the past 14 years and he still believes he can break into the world's top 50. At just 5'8 the American has to work exceptionally hard for his points which makes his longevity all the more impressive.
He's enjoyed a decent summer so far, qualifying and then winning a round at Wimbledon before making the ATP Atlanta quarters last week, outlasting Kevin Anderson in the second round.
The winner of this one will face French top seed Benoit Paire but given that Paire will be playing his first match on the summer on the American hard courts, there could be the chance of an upset.
Levine isn't a big guy either at 5'9 but the 24 year old left-hander has a vicious lefty serve and he's racked up some decent results in 2012, winning the Dallas Challenger and qualifying for both the French Open and Wimbledon (winning a round in the main draw at both slams).
This one could really go either way but we're predicting Levine to edge it in three sets.