US Open 2015: September 7th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD

Happy Labor Day to my Readers from the US

Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [5] 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) [13] vs. Roger Federer (SUI) [2] – 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) [15] vs. Andy Murray (GBR) [3] – 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) [6] vs. Richard Gasquet (FRA) [12] – 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.


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