US Open Day 7 Men’s and Women’s Picks

Posted: September 2, 2012 by Dan Martin in Andy Roddick, Novak Djokovic, Tennis Picks, Tennis Predictions, US Open
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Predicted Winners in BOLD

Fourth Round

Samantha Stosur (7) vs. Laura Robson – Robson has been on a roll; Stosur is the defending champion.  I Robson keeps winning.

Victoria Azarenka (1) vs. Anna Tatishvili – Vika should advance.

Maria Sharapova (3) vs. Nadia Petrova (19) – 2-3 years ago Petrova would have been a slight favorite, but today Maria advances.

Petra Kvitova (5) vs. Marion Bartoli (11) – If Kvitova can handle the unique style of play presented by Bartoli, she should win.

Third Round
Juan Martin del Potro (7) vs. Leonardo Mayer – JMDP should win.

David Ferrer (4) vs. Lleyton Hewitt – I’d love to pick Hewitt, but Ferrer is likely to advance here.  With Roddick retiring, will Hewitt be next?  If so, when?

Richard Gasquet (13) vs. Steve Johnson – Gasquet keeps shedding his flakey image.

Janko Tipsarevic (8) vs. Grega Zemlja

Andy Roddick (20) vs. Fabio Fognini – Roddick’s farewell is extended again.

Novak Djokovic (2) vs. Julien Benneteau (31) – Nole is the favorite to win this event based upon his draw and his status as defending champion.

John Isner (9) vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber (19) – I think Kohlschreiber’s variety and low bouncing slice backhand will be enough to clip Isner in a close match.

Alexandr Dolgopolov (14) vs. Stanislas Wawrinka (18) – Dolgopolov certainly can win this match, but his unorthodox style running into the very workmanlike play of Wawrkina is a fascinating match-up.  I think Stan wins due to persistence and steady purpose on the court.

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Comments
  1. jane says:

    I hope, in particular, that you’re right about Laura Robson and Khols. Leyton is giving Ferrer a tough match so far! I have a feeling Bartoli might trouble Petra, but I hope not. Go Kvitova!

  2. jane says:

    well, dan, early goings, but perhaps you were prescient? special k just won set one over big john…

    • Dan Martin says:

      I just think Isner in a 7 match event like a slam has some weaknesses that don’t show up at Davis Cup or a 1 week 2 out of 3 set event. Isner plays close sets almost all of the time. That helps him against top players, but in a 2 week event he wears down because he plays close sets vs. lesser players (Malisee and Niemenen are both well past 30 and ranked below him but he went 4 long sets vs. both). I think Isner wears down at slams for this reason.

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