US Open Day 9 Men’s and Women’s Picks

Projected Winners in BOLD

Quarterfinals
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.

Maria Sharapova (3) vs. Marion Bartoli (11) – Bartoli can beat just about anyone, but I think she used her big match vs. Kvitova.  Sharapova in 2.

Fourth Round
Novak Djokovic (2) vs. Stanislas Wawrinka (18) – Stan will make Novak beat him, but I expect Nole to win in 3 or 4 sets.

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.

Janko Tipsarevic (8) vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber (19) – A one-handed backhand bias in my picks today?  Maybe, but Kohlschreiber is capable of advancing.

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