Predicted Winner in BOLD
Singles – Semifinal
 N Djokovic (SRB) v  D Ferrer (ESP)
The three-time champion, two-time defending champion and world number one enters this semifinal as a heavy favorite. As well as Ferrer has played in the past 12-15 months, this is a mismatch on paper. Ferrer did manage to win a set versus Djokovic in the 2012 US Open semifinal round during heavy wind. Nole’s ability to take the ball early means that he will make/let Ferrer run a lot. Ferrer has a great return game, but so does Nole. As a matter of fact, Djokovic likely has a better return game than Ferrer. Djokovic also has a better serve than Ferrer. Both guys are going to have to work to hold, but Djokovic has a comparative advantage here. Djokovic has great defensive skills that will allow him to steal a few points when Ferrer is controlling court position. However, Djokovic is going to be making Ferrer make use of his sublime defensive skills for most of the match. I think sheer willpower may earn Ferrer a set, but Djokovic will win in three or four sets. Both men are going to work hard on court as Ferrer will not go quietly.