Predicted Winners in BOLD
Albert Ramos vs. Jurgen Melzer – I love Melzer, but I think the slow hard courts will benefit Ramos more.
Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Tommy Haas (15) – Nole should win, but Tommy Haas’ resurgence has been a nice story over the past 15 months.
Andy Murray (2) vs. Andreas Seppi (16) – Murray will win in one of his adopted home towns.
David Ferrer (3) vs. Kei Nishikori (13)
Tomas Berdych (4) vs. Sam Querrey (17) – Big man tennis here, but Berdych just has more game. His backhand and return game are better than Querrey’s.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (6) vs. Marin Cilic (9) – The Croatian pulls off a mild upset.
Janko Tipsarevic (7) vs. Gilles Simon (11) – Simon is sneaky good and Tipsy has struggled in recent months.
Richard Gasquet (8) vs. Nicolas Almagro (10) – This is a 50-50 match, but the court speed favors Almagro’s game.