Richard Gasquet vs. Dustin Brown
This should be a fun contrast of styles and Dreddy loves to get to the net while Gasquet is an aggressive baseline player. This match has 2 keys: how well does Brown serve? and how well does Gasquet’s forehand hold-up under Brown’s pressure? I think Gasquet will move well enough and serve well enough to either win sets or lose close sets. Gasquet has the more complete game, but it is possible that Brown could overwhelm Gasquet.
My Prediction: Richard Gasquet d. Dustin Brown 6-4, 7-6
Paul-Henri Mathieu vs. Alexander Zverev
The 15 year age gap makes this interesting. Paul Henri-Mathieu is a veteran who has always been known for his fitness. Zverev is an up and coming talent. So long as Zverev doesn’t get too nervous being deep in a draw, he should be favored in this match.