My men’s predictions have been pretty accurate (14-4 or nearly 78% accurate)
My women’s predictions have been poor (1-3 or 25% accurate)
Projected winner in BOLD
5 Jo-Wilfriend Tsonga and 9 Juan Martin del Potro were my picks yesterday, and I have to stick with those picks.
2 Rafael Nadal vs. 13 Juan Monaco – Monaco is the first opponent Rafa will face who is not already beaten before the match starts. Monaco is fit and tough. He has played well in 2012. He will fight Rafa. He will also likely be beaten in straight sets by Rafa. Nadal is a cyborg on clay.
4 Andy Murray vs. 17 Richard Gasquet – Based on what happened in Rome, I should pick Gasquet. However, I think Murray will advance. I have to say that Gasquet has played so well as of late that I am no longer picking against him as a matter of principle. I have always loved Gasquet’s game, but he seems to not come through in the big matches. I think he may be working past that issue and tennis fans will benefit from a more consistent Gasquet.
6 David Ferrer vs. 20 Marcel Granollers – I like Ferrer to win.
8 Janko Tipsarevic vs. 12 Nicolas Almagro – I think Almagro helps cement a great day for Spain.
I am taking the four seeded women to advance in an attempt to get back to .500 in my women’s predictions.