Predicted Winners in BOLD
There are a lot of great matches today – I wish I was in Flushing Meadows
Rogerio Dutra da Silva vs. Teymuraz Gabashvili
Alexandr Dolgopolov (14) vs. Jesse Levine – An upset here would not shock me, but I am going with Dolgopolov.
Milos Raonic (15) vs. Santiago Giraldo – He needs a good result here to continue his momentum.
Thomaz Bellucci vs. Pablo Andujar – I like both players, and this is a 50-50 match.
Steve Darcis vs. Malek Jaziri – Darcis continues his strong form in Winston-Salem
Sam Querrey (27) vs. Yen-Hsun Lu – Sam’s comeback continues.
Dennis Novikov vs. Jerzy Janowicz
Carlos Berlocq vs. Bernard Tomic – I am picking an upset here if solely for Berlocq’s effort last year vs. Nole.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (5) vs. Karol Beck – Jo needs to reach the quarters here.
Edouard Roger-Vasselin vs. Fabio Fognini
Novak Djokovic (2) vs. Paolo Lorenzi – Nole roles
Juan Monaco (10) vs. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez – This is a tremendous first round match and a bad draw for Monaco. I think Monaco advances, but this is not an easy match on paper.
Nicolas Almagro (11) vs. Radek Stepanek – Another tough first round tilt
Tomas Berdych (6) vs. David Goffin – Berdych needs to avoid error prone tennis to advance in another great 1st round match.
Ivo Karlovic vs. Jimmy Wang
Stanislas Wawrinka (18) vs. Sergiy Stakhovsky – Stan could salvage his year in NYC.
Nicolas Mahut vs. Philipp Petzschner – A great match as well
Marcos Baghdatis vs. Matthias Bachinger
Julien Benneteau (31) vs. Olivier Rochus – Another intriguing match for a seed
Andy Roddick (20) vs. Rhyne Williams – Word is that Roddick will play in 2013, but a strong 2012 would shut down a lot of the retirement chatter.