Projected Winners in BOLD
Fernando Verdasco (25) vs. Albert Ramos – I’m picking a mild upset.
Milos Raonic (15) vs. Paul-Henri Mathieu – Raonic’s serve should send him to the 3rd round.
Marcel Granollers (24) vs. James Blake – Blake’s US Open ends against the solid Granollers.
Gilles Simon (16) vs. Jimmy Wang – Simon survived a 5 set first round tilt.
Kei Nishikori (17) vs. Tim Smyczek
Nicolas Almagro (11) vs. Philipp Petzschner – Almagro’s serve has been big in 2012 and it will help him at this US Open. This match could go either way, but I like Nico.
Flavio Cipolla vs. Jack Sock – A coming out party for Sock?
Mardy Fish (23) vs. Nikolay Davydenko
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (5) vs. Martin Klizan
Jeremy Chardy (32) vs. Matthew Ebden – Chardy’s solid play continues.
Tomas Berdych (6) vs. Jurgen Zopp
Feliciano Lopez (30) vs. Pablo Andujar – Andujar will make F-Lo hit a lot of backhands.
Sam Querrey (27) vs. Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo – I could see this going either way, but Querrey has some momentum from recent tournaments.
Marin Cilic (12) vs. Daniel Brands – Cilic is returning to his 2009 and early 2010 form.
Roger Federer (1) vs. Bjorn Phau – Fed will win this match.