31 year old Michael Yani squares off against big serving Fritz Wolmarans in the final of the Binghamton Challenger.
Yani has been hugely impressive all week coming through the draw without dropping a set and his tennis has made most people wonder how on earth he's only ranked 261 in the world. He has a career high ranking of 143 but 2012 had largely been a disappointing season for him and failing to defend his points from reaching the ATP Newport semis in 2011 saw him plummet 100 places. Apart from qualifying for Delray Beach at the start of the year, his season has been full of first round losses and qualifying defeats.
Nobody's been able to get close to Yani's serve so far this tournament. The first one is flat and accurate and the second is a vicious kicker and it proved far too good for the British pair Alex Bogdanovic and Jamie Baker. Yani isn't always the most consistent player from the back of the court but the errors have stayed away this week and if that remains the case in today's final, he should win the title.
Expect rallies to be few and far between in this one as Wolmarans also possesses an effective serve and serve-volleys intermittently, even on this slow hard court surface. However his semi-final victory over Swiss Adrian Bossel was a low quality match with both players struggling to return first or second serves so expect Yani's superior ability to get the ball back in court to be the deciding factor today.