French Open 2015: June 1st Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD

[2] Roger Federer (SUI) vs [13] Gael Monfils (FRA) 63 46 – TO BE COMPLETED – I will stick with Federer as I picked on Sunday.  This could go either way, but I think if Roger volleys a little better than he did on Sunday he wins.  Monfils let Federer back into the 2nd set by playing a nervous game when serving for the set, but then Federer chucked a makable/easy volley at 6-3, 4-5, 40-30 that would have leveled the set.  So they play 2 out of 3.

Indian Wells is pretty picturesque as Nole & Gasquet practice

[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs [20] Richard Gasquet (FRA) – I am having a hard time imagining scenarios in which Gasquet wins this match.  Nole should advance.

[3] Andy Murray (GBR) vs Jérémy Chardy (FRA) – Chardy has logged two good wins in a row.  I don’t see Chardy making it three big wins in a row.  Murray is playing well and should have few problems advancing.

Sock is likely to be the #1 US player soon & for some time, but Rafa is a big mountain to climb

[6] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs Jack Sock (USA) – This match is intriguing to those who count RPMs.  I think unless/until Sock wins a set this match is not overly interesting.  Sock has the weapons to make this interesting, but beating Rafa in Paris may not be in the cards.

[7] David Ferrer (ESP vs [9] Marin Cilic (CRO) – Ferrer did not use a lot of energy in his recent 5 set win as the final 2 sets were quick work.  However, Cilic seems to be playing his best tennis in months.  If Cilic can play big man tennis and dictate play, Ferrer will have to scramble a lot.

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