US Open 2014: Day 7 Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD

This is a great slate of matches as one would expect at a slam

Grigor Dimitrov (7) vs. David Goffin – Goffin has been impressive in NY.  His youthful appearance should not fool anyone.  He can play and has a Davydenko style of taking the ball early and robbing time from his opponent.  Dimitrov seems poised to live up to his hype in the bright lights of NY.  I think this goes 4 or 5 sets, but I am leaning ever so slightly toward Dimitrov.

Feliciano Lopez (19) vs. Dominic Thiem – Thiem pulled a great comeback vs. Gulbis.  I am not sure how much he has left in the tank.  Lopez, starting at the Queen’s Club, has been playing very high level tennis.  I think he’s more fresh and playing too well not to pick.

Tomas Berdych (6) vs. Teymuraz Gabashvili – The Big Czech went 5 sets and now faces an opponent not to be underrated.  Berdych will need to avoid lulls and lapses to advance.

Roger Federer (2) vs. Marcel Granollers – Federer will have to avoid any large error prone sections in this match to have a clean win.  I think his increased rate of net approaches helps him avoid his forehand spraying errors.

Roberto Bautista-Agut (17) vs. Adrian Mannarino – Bautista-Agut’s magical mystery tour of 2014 continues in a hard fought baseline brawl.

David Ferrer (4) vs. Gilles Simon (26) – I am half-tempted to take Simon in what should be a fun match between two guys with a lot of speed.

Richard Gasquet (12) vs. Gael Monfils (20)MATCH OF THE DAY ALERTTwo erratic and talented players collide.  Who knows what will happen, but it should be fun for the spectators.  I think Gael might be able to upset Gasquet is it would even be an upset.

Marin Cilic (14) vs. Kevin Anderson (18) – I doubted Anderson after his post-Toronto swoon, but he seems to have his sea legs again.

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