Montreal 2015: ATP Quarterfinal Predictions for August 14

Predicted Winners in BOLD

[16] John Isner (USA) vs. Jérémy Chardy (FRA) – John Isner has to thank the draw gods a bit here.  He reached the round of 16 and received massive crowd support in defeating George Costanza Nick Kyrgios.  Now, he has a workable quarterfinal match.  His title in Atlanta and runner-up finish in DC have Isner posed for his annual ranking bump due to North American events.

Novak may be playing at his highest level ever – this is bad news for Gulbis & the rest of the draw

[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. [Q] Ernests Gulbis (LAT) – Gulbis has rebounded from near oblivion yet again.  However, Nole should win this match.

[4] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. [7] Rafael Nadal (ESP) – I could certainly see Rafa winning tomorrow.  However, Nishikori won last week in DC and has momentum on his side.  Rafa did win his last event as well, but that was on clay in Germany.

[2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. [10] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) – The defending champion has done well to not let defending points psyche him out and lead to an early exit. Tsonga’s problem is that Andy Murray is not a great match-up for him.  I think Murray’s return of serve and ability to cover the court force Tsonga into too many high risk shots and therefore too many errors.

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