US Open Day 2 Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD

There are a lot of great matches today – I wish I was in Flushing Meadows

First Round
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.

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