Projected Winners in BOLD
Victoria Azarenka (1) vs. Samantha Stosur (7) – Stosur has played well to get this far after a somewhat shaky post French Open stretch. Still, the #1 seed should beat the defending champion in a close 2 set match.
David Ferrer (4) vs. Richard Gasquet (13) – I am going against my usual pick against Gasquet formula. Ferrer is playing awfully well, and on paper he is the favorite. I just have a feeling about Gasquet.
Juan Martin del Potro (7) vs. Andy Roddick (20) – 2003 Champion vs. 2009 Champion – This is hard to predict as the crowd is an X Factor. If this is a Davis Cup environment, Roddick has a slight edge. Under normal circumstances, I’d pick JMDP. I think Delpo has enough mentally to get through in a tight match.