Montreal 2015: ATP August 10th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD

The defending champion faces a promising youngster in Montreal on day 1

[9] Gilles Simon (FRA) vs. Andreas Seppi (ITA) – This should be a fun match and well worth the price of admission.  I like Gilles to advance as he is playing some of his best tennis as of late.

Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs. Tommy Robredo (ESP) – Robredo has shown some wear and tear this season.  I think if Lopez’ serve is working he advances.

[15] Gaël Monfils (FRA) vs. Fabio Fognini (ITA) – This could be interesting for multiple reasons.

[10] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs. Borna Coric (CRO) – Coric could spring an upset if Tsonga is fretting over defending 1000 points.  Either way, it should be a match between two players with some explosive shot-making abilities.

Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) vs. [WC] Filip Peliwo (CAN) – Wild cards from Canada have not gotten a lot of love in my predictions.

Ivo Karlovic (CRO) vs. Jerzy Janowicz (POL) – In 2013, I would have picked Jerzy. I think Dr. Ivo wins in a match between two big guys.

Joao Sousa (POR) vs. Bernard Tomic (AUS) – Tomic is a talented player, but he has entered a zone in which I am unlikely to pick him until he proves otherwise.  Sousa will likely grind him into the decoturf.

Gilles Muller (LUX) vs. [WC] Philip Bester (CAN) – Could this Canadian win?

Sam Querrey (USA) vs. Martin Klizan (SVK) – Sam could win, but I think Klizan has a bit more game right now.

Pablo Cuevas (URU) vs. Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) – The battle for South America?

Leonardo Mayer (ARG) vs. [Q] Hyeon Chung (KOR) – Mayer is sneaky good.

[Q] Denis Kudla (USA) vs [Q] Donald Young (USA) – This should be fun.  I think Kudla is really at ease on tour at the moment so he has an edge.

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2 Comments

  1. Something about Monfils/Fognini has me thinking about a pro wrestling match, with both contestants hamming it up for the audience rather than taking care of the business at hand.

    At some point, however, look for Jan de Witt to distract the chair umpire while Gaël jumps the net and breaks a folding line judge chair across Fabio’s back, turns to the public and thumps his own chest with his fist 700 times to make sure they are aware that he has a functioning cardiovascular system before claiming the win by pinning his still-dazed opponent under his sneaker.

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