US Open Day 3 Men’s Picks
Predicted Winners in BOLD
Grigor Dimitrov vs. Benoit Paire – Grigor is an enigma, but I think he can make strides toward the top 20.
Benjamin Becker vs. Ryan Harrison – Ryan should win this match, but he’s capable of melting down.
Igor Sijsling vs. Daniel Gimeno-Traver
Viktor Troicki (29) vs. Cedrik-Marcel Stebe – I see a mild upset here
Lukasz Kubot vs. Leonardo Mayer
Mikhail Kukushkin vs. Jarkko Nieminen – Jarkko should be comended for still plugging away, but I think his US Open ends in round 1.
Janko Tipsarevic (8) vs. Guillaume Rufin – Tipsy has had a solid year outside of the slams. Playing through to his seed would be a great accomplishment.
Andreas Seppi (26) vs. Tommy Robredo – I’d love to pick Robredo whose fitness and professionalism always make him a tough out in a 3 out of 5 set match, but …
Philipp Kohlschreiber (19) vs. Michael Llodra – This is a potentially great match.
Grega Zemlja vs. Ricardo Mello
Brian Baker vs. Jan Hajek – Baker’s feel good 2012 continues
John Isner (9) vs. Xavier Malisse – Isner should win, but if the X-Man finds a way to return well, this could be dicey.
Tobias Kamke vs. Lleyton Hewitt – Rusty FTW
Jurgen Melzer vs. Bradley Klahn
David Ferrer (4) vs. Kevin Anderson – Not a great 1st round draw for Ferrer
Richard Gasquet (13) vs. Albert Montanes – Not a great 1st round draw for Gasquet
Mikhail Youzhny (28) vs. Gilles Muller
Steve Johnson vs. Rajeev Ram -The pride of Indianapolis advances
Tommy Haas (21) vs. Ernests Gulbis – This would be a fun match to watch from court-side.