US Open 2014: Labor Day Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD

4 Heavy Weight Prize Fights Big Time Matches on Tap

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [9] vs. Andy Murray (GBR) [8] – Tsonga’s conquest of Toronto and Murray’s first round cramping make this close to a 50-50 match.  Murray even gave up a break lead in the 3rd set to let Tsonga off of the hook.  I still think Murray has more game and therefore is favored by the slightest of margins.

Kei Nishikori (JPN) [10] vs. Milos Raonic (CAN) [5] – Milos is 1-2 in his career vs. Kei, but he won their most recent match at Wimbledon.  Milos also had a better hard court summer with a win in DC and solid finishes in Toronto and Cincinnati.  Based on form and recent history, the big serving Canadian is my pick.

Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) [22] – Novak needs to play better than he did in Toronto or Cincy to beat Kohlschreiber.  Evidence suggests that Nole is improving and that means he’s the favorite for this title even with a tough second week draw.

Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [3] vs. Tommy Robredo (ESP) [16] – Robredo will make Stan beat him.  If Stan is on, he should win.  Robredo’s consistency will force Stran to play at a level we have not seen from him since Wimbledon.  In picking Robredo, I am betting Stan is not sharp or not sharp for enough patches  to win this match.   

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. zephyrville says:

    Going with Robredo for the W against Wawrinka is brave but I agree. And I expect him to do it in 4 sets.

    1. Dan Martin says:

      I have to take a risk somewhere so I figure Tommy beats Swiss players in the round of 16 at the US open

  2. zephyrville says:

    I am also leaning towards Nishikori for the win against Raonic. Not based on their H2H but I feel Nishikori is going to move for breaking Raonic’s serve knowing tie breakers are going to be the death of him.

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