French Open 2016: May 25th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD

[2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. [Q] Radek Stepanek (CZE) – To Finish 36 36 60 42  – I will stick with Murray,  but this was an odd start to his Roland Garros even if he wins this match from 2 sets down vs. a 37-year-old.

[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) – I like Novak, but Murray may be a cautionary tale.

[6] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) – Will Jo stay healthy?

[4] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Sam Groth (AUS) – I like Nadal to win.

[11] David Ferrer (ESP) vs. Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) – Ferrer should win.

[7] Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs Vasek Pospisil (CAN)  – Does Berdych come back from his drubbing in Rome?

[29] Lucas Pouille (FRA) vs. [WC] Julien Benneteau (FRA) To Finish – 63 46 64 – Sticking with my original pick

[12] David Goffin (BEL) vs. Gregoire Barrere (FRA) – Goffin is dangerous.

[13] Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs Inigo Cervantes (ESP) – He is quickly becoming a top flight clay court player.

Nicolas Mahut (FRA) vs. Ricardas Berankis (LTU) – I’d love to see Mahut win.

[20] Bernard Tomic (AUS) vs. [PR] Brian Baker (USA) – Picking with my heart I know.

[15] John Isner (USA) vs. John Millman (AUS) – To Finish 76 (4) 76 (12) – I like my original pick again.

Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) vs. Santiago Giraldo (COL)

[25] Pablo Cuevas (URU) vs. [Q] Tobias Kamke (GER)

[32] Fabio Fognini (ITA) vs Marcel Granollers (ESP) – Fabio has a higher ceiling and a much lower floor.  Match of the day?

[26] Joao Sousa (POR) vs. Damir Dzumhur (BIH)

Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) vs. Carlos Berlocq (ARG) – This should be a fun match for fans with tickets.

Hyeon Chung (KOR) vs. [WC] Quentin Halys (FRA)

[18] Kevin Anderson (RSA) vs. [Q] Stéphane Robert (FRA) – I like an upset here.

[21] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs Thomas Fabbiano (ITA) – Lopez does not love clay, but he should win this.

[14] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) vs Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) – Agut over the humorous veteran.

Borna Coric (CRO) vs. Taylor Fritz (USA) – Fun match as well

Rajeev Ram (USA) vs. Jiri Vesely (CZE) – Ram on clay is not

Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM) vs. Illya Marchenko (UKR)

Thiemo De Bakker (NED) vs. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) – GGL for the win.

[Q] Gerald Melzer (AUT) vs. Aljaz Bedene (GBR)

[24] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) vs Nicolas Almagro (ESP) – This should be an amazing match for a first round clash.

Malek Jaziri (TUN) vs. Florian Mayer (GER)

Denis Istomin (UZB) vs. Juan Monaco (ARG)

[Q] Marsel Ilhan (TUR) vs. [Q] Steve Darcis (BEL)

Gilles Muller (LUX) vs. Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) – Veteran clash determined by the footing of clay?

Facundo Bagnis (ARG) vs. [Q] Kenny De Schepper (FRA)

Alexander Zverev (GER) vs. Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA)

[31] Federico Delbonis (ARG) vs Pablo Carreño Busta (ESP)

Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs. Ernests Gulbis (LAT) – Gulbis’ comeback or swansong?


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Man…how long has Stepanek been on tour now? Seems like he’s been around forever 🙂

    1. Dan Martin says:

      Yeah, I saw him watching Kafelnikov & Kuerten vs. 2 Czech players in doubles on a side court at Cincy many years ago.

  2. You have to think Djokovic takes the title again.


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