Predicted Winners in BOLD
Happy Labor Day to my Readers from the US
Stan Wawrinka (SUI)  vs. Donald Young (USA) – Young does hold a US Open win over Stan. Young has battled through to the round of 16. Stan has slogged through 9 sets without dropping a set but without any coasting. I think Wawrinka has gone from good to great since 2013 so I think he is the favorite. Stan obviously needs to keep his error count down and serve well, but if he does that I think he advances.
Isner is playing better than he was in 2007
John Isner (USA)  vs. Roger Federer (SUI)  – I am sure Roger would have preferred this to be a day match. Isner’s serve is more lethal at night, and Isner’s conditioning won’t be tested as much at night. Isner has a servers chance to win this match, but Roger should be able to hold often enough to win some close sets. Roger might also chip and block a few returns in play to run away with a set or two.
Kevin Anderson (RSA)  vs. Andy Murray (GBR)  – Murray won in Montreal, and Anderson won in North Carolina. Each guy should have some confidence, and Anderson proved at Wimbledon how deadly his power game can be. I think Murray’s return is going to be Anderson’s undoing though.
Murray and Gasquet will likely both advance to face Swiss players
Tomas Berdych (CZE)  vs. Richard Gasquet (FRA)  – Gasquet has gone from a player I nearly never picked to being a guy who is winning matches at a reliable clip. I think Gasquet is in better form than Tomas over the previous few months and this could be a routine win.