Projected Winner in BOLD
Novak Djokovic (1) vs. John Isner (11) – John Isner is on the cusp of becoming a top 10 player. He is at worst the second hardest player on tour to break. Still, Novak should win this match. It is by no means a certainty because if a player holds serve most of the time he has a chance to win. Novak will likely win due to being the number one returner on tour along with his superior play in points that last longer than two or three shots.
Rafael Nadal (2) vs. Roger Federer (3) – Roger is playing great tennis and can certainly win this match. However, his recent struggles versus Thomaz Bellucci should highlight just how bad of a match-up a left-handed heavy top spin player is for Roger. Rafael Nadal is much better than Bellucci. Also, Nadal has been pointing for this event since the end of the Australian Open.
PS – My NCAA Basketball Bracket was in great shapw after day 1. I picked 14 of 16 games correctly. Missouri and Duke losing yesterday cost me a final four and elite eight 8 pick. Madness