US Open 2013: Day 1 Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD

First Round

Rafael Nadal (2) vs. Ryan Harrison – Harrison has had some tough draws.

Jan-Lennard Struff vs. Guillaume Rufin

Rhyne Williams vs. Nikolay Davydenko – Davydenko has been playing better recently.

David Ferrer (4) vs. Nuick Kyrgios – I would not say upset alert, but Ferrer has not seemed like himself as of late.

Kenny De Schepper vs. Bradley Klahn

Stephane Robert vs. Albano Olivetti

Albert Ramos vs. Bernard Tomic – This could easily go the other way, but Tomic did play well at Wimbledon so maybe he brings it again in NY.

Dmitry Tursunov (32) vs. Aljaz Bedene – He had a good Cincinnati and that might carry over for one or two rounds here.

Rogerio Dutra da Silva vs. Vasek Pospisil – The Canadian is making noise.

Roger Federer (7) vs. Grega Zemlja – Roger rolls

Roberto Bautista-Agut vs. Thomaz Bellucci -Bellucci has yet to become what I was hoping for him to be, but he is still pretty young and has a lot of talent.

Robin Haase vs. Frank Dancevic

Andrey Kuznetsov vs. Dudi Sela

Janko Tipsarevic (18) vs. Pablo Cuevas – Janko seems to be in free fall.

Mikhail Kukushkin vs. Andrej Martin

Fernando Verdasco (27) vs. Ivan Dodig – Hot sauce could set up a fun match with Rafa in the 3rd round.

Kei Nishikori (11) vs. Daniel Evans

Feliciano Lopez (23) vs. Florent Serra – A 50-50 match

Santiago Giraldo vs. Carlos Berlocq

Richard Gasquet (8) vs. Michael Russell – An upset would not shock me here, but I think in 3 out of 5 sets that Gasquet either wins quickly or figures Russell out over time.

Ernests Gulbis (30) vs. Andreas Haider-Maurer – Gulbis has a decent draw.

Tommy Robredo (19) vs. Marinko Matosevic – The other Tommy making a comeback has done quite well this year.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Kimberly says:

    A few surprises

    1. Dan Martin says:

      My picks have been garbage today. I hope to rebound, but yes the ones I missed on were for the most part unexpected. Predicting Gulbis is difficult.

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