Defending champion Guillermo Garcia-Lopez returns to ATP Bangkok to take on Donald Young in Thursday's second round.
Garcia-Lopez won the second title of his career last autumn, stunning Rafael Nadal in the Thailand Open semi-finals, saving match points on the way to a 2-6, 7-6, 6-3 win, the best of his career so far. It led to a great autumn for the Spaniard who went on to beat Tomas Berdych in Shanghai and ensured he would be seeded for some of the majors this year.
However it has not materialised into a great 2011 for him. He's only won one of his last six matches and you have to go back to April to find the last time he made an ATP quarter-final.
In contrast, Young has just enjoyed a potentially career changing summer which has taken him up to 55 in the rankings. The pieces are finally falling together for the left-hander, who's still only 22 even though it feels like he's been around for ages. He reached the Washington semis and made the last sixteen of the US Open.
This is Young's first match since that US Open run but going by current form he's clear favourite.