Cincinnati Masters Predictions: August 13

Predicted Winners in BOLD

Second Round
Roger Federer (5) vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber – This match is a hard one to predict.  If Roger plays at the level he did in Gstaad, I think Kohlschreiber pulls the upset.  I think Roger will play better than he has in his past 3 events and pull out a tight win.

Grigor Dimitrov vs. Brian Baker – Dimitrov is  by no means a lock, but he is the favorite.  His biggest issue seems to be linking victories together.

David Ferrer (3) vs. Ryan Harrison – Ryan Harrison has benefited from adding Jay Berger to his team.  Still, Ferrer should advance.

Radek Stepanek vs. Julien Benneteau – This is an Intriguing match.  Stepanek did not have to expend a lot of energy vs. Fognini yesterday so I think that gives him an edge.

First Round
Pablo Andujar vs. Benjamin Becker – Andujar should be able to grind out a win with his superior ground game.

Ernests Gulbis vs. Mikhail Youzhny – Flip a coin.  Who shows up?  Both guys are talented and wildly unpredictable.  Gulbis played well in Montreal so I will pick him based on recent form.

Gilles Simon (15) vs. Vasek Pospisil – Canada rising

Edouard Roger-Vasselin vs. Jarkko Nieminen – I’ll stick with a veteran in a 50-50 match.

Kei Nishikori (10) vs. Feliciano Lopez – Feliciano had a solid Wimbledon, but otherwise he’s been struggling.

Florian Mayer vs. John Isner – Isner needs this, but he is far from a lock to win.

Milos Raonic (12) vs. Jack Sock – I like Milos to win even if Rafa administered a reality check.

Stanislas Wawrinka (9) vs. Andreas Seppi – Stan needs this one to reverse his slide.

Tommy Haas (11) vs. Kevin Anderson – Haas is a slight favorite, but my gut says Anderson sneaks through in 3 sets.

Benoit Paire vs. Nikolay Davydenko – Davydenko looked solid in practice yesterday and played well in Montreal so I will pick him in a 50-50 type match.

Tommy Robredo vs. Thomaz Bellucci – I’d love to see Bellucci move up the ladder in men’s tennis, but that move has to happen soon.  Robredo is a total professional who is fit and prepared.  He should win this match.

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