Tennis Masters Canada: Predictions for August 7

Predicted Winners in BOLD

Second Round

Andy Murray (2) vs. Marcel Granollers – This is not the easiest first match for Murray.  Still, one has to pick the world #2.

Nikolay Davydenko vs. Pablo Andujar – Davydenko played well to beat Simon.  Perhaps he is having a renaissance, but Andujar is a tough customer.

Vasek Pospisil vs. Radek Stepanek – Stepanek may find his way into the third round.

Stanislas Wawrinka (8) vs. Benoit Paire – Stan needs to get some momentum back, but Paire is not an ideal opponent for doing that.

Milos Raonic (11) vs. Mikhail Youzhny – Raonic got a much needed win, but Youzhny has been playing quite well as of late.

Tommy Haas (10) vs. Marinko Matosevic – Haas keeps every older fans hopes alive.

Jerzy Janowicz (15) vs. Frank Dancevic – Assuming Jerzy can block out the home crowd, I think he advances.

Tomas Berdych (5) vs. Alexandr Dolgopolov – Dolgopolov could win this match, but Berdych has to be favored.

Juan Martin del Potro (6) vs. Ivan Dodig – JMDP is on a role at the moment.

Rafael Nadal (4) vs. Jesse Levine – Rafa FTW

Fabio Fognini (13) vs. Ernests Gulbis – Along with the Berdych-Dolgopolov match, this is the most unpredictable and fun match of the day.  The surface should favor Gulbis, but Fognini should be confident due to his hot streak.

David Ferrer (3) vs. Alex Bogomolov Jr. – Ferrer is an efficient if under appreciated player precisely because he wins matches such as this one without a lot of drama.

Filip Peliwo vs. Denis Istomin – This match has an unpredictable quality to it.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. jane says:

    hey dan, what’s the deal? you’re picking against all the canucks! 😉 i hope to see at least one of them make it through. personally i’d like to see vasek go another round but steps is a tricky one and very different from isner.

    1. Dan Martin says:

      Yesterday was a good day for Canada so I figure things even out.

  2. I think I agree with all of todays picks although I give Gublis a decent shot a Fognini but Fognini certainly the favorite

    1. Dan Martin says:

      Yeah, Fognini Gulbis should be interesting if not really good.

  3. jane says:

    agree that foggy is the fave. gulbis is such a headcase. never know what to expect.

    dan, while you’re probably right, i am still hoping canada can have more than one good day! 😉 one of those 4 to get through – fingers crossed.

    i’d like to watch all 3 matches going on now. hate when that happens.

    1. Dan Martin says:

      I like Canada’s players so it was not intentional. Go Canada

  4. jane says:

    oh no worries dan – just was hoping to see our good fortune go a little further, and i’ve arrived home to see it has. great job by vasek! i remember when fed played him a couple of years ago at the roger’s cup; he was complimentary of his game.

  5. just got home I guess I missed rafas match. Jane I see one of your Canadian women who I like is palying Kvitova tonight. I hope they show it on tennis channel. Bouchard upset Ivanovic at Wimbledon I think she is in with a shot for this one.

    1. jane says:

      Hi Kimberly, yeah I like Bouchard, who is a Wimbledon Jr. champion. Love her forehand. Has a potentially good future.

      I see Milo beat Youz. So the Canadians aren’t going too badly. Peliwo even got a set off Istomin; he has a bright future too methinks; he’s won a couple of slams as a junior and was the first player since Edberg to reach all slam finals in the same year as a junior. Unfortunately for Vasek, he has Berd next, so his run will likely end there, and Milos won’t get past Delpo (who I am assuming will beat Dodig tonight). But all told Canadian tennis is on the upswing.

      Looks like your Rafa is in great form. Didn’t see his match but the scoreline certainly suggests it.

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