Marcos Baghdatis faces a tall order when he takes on Juan Martin Del Potro for a place in Saturday's Kooyong Classic final.
Whoever wins this clash knows they're in for a pretty testing encounter on Saturday. The Aussie fans get pretty noisy when Lleyton Hewitt's on court and the veteran has been responding this week. Looks in great shape and he stunned Tomas Berdych in straight sets on Thursday.
A little surprisingly, Baghdatis actually leads 2-1 on the head-to-head against Del Potro, beating him twice down under in the past two years. He beat the Argentine on his comeback from injury at the 2011 Australian Open and caught him a little cold in Sydney last year.
And he'll be fancying his chances of another win after watching Del Potro's display against Paul-Henri Mathieu earlier this week. The Argentine won but only just, scraping through 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(3).
On the other hand, Baghdatis was crushing Janko Tipsarevic when the Serb retired and he's already got a decent week's tennis under his belt - beating Florian Mayer and Gilles Simon in Brisbane last week before losing to Grigor Dimitrov in the semi-finals.
Prediction: Baghdatis in two.