French Open 2016: May 27th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD

[9] Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs [17] Nick Kyrgios (AUS) – Gasquet humbled Kyrgios at Wimbledon last year.  Has Nick grown?  We shall see.  My head says Gasquet, and my gut says Kyrgios.  Given my physique my gut wins.

[3] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs [30] Jérémy Chardy (FRA) – Stan is on a nice run since some patchy play.

[2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs [27] Ivo Karlovic (CRO) – Murray has made life difficult for himself in Paris.  He should win this match.

[16] Gilles Simon (FRA) vs [22] Viktor Troicki (SRB) – Gilles came back from near elimination.  I think he wins another physical match.

[8] Milos Raonic (CAN)  vs. [LL] Andrej Martin (SVK) – Milos, if healthy, could be in the final 8 or final 4 in Paris.

[5] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. Fernando Verdasco (ESP) – Kei has been in great form since Miami started.  I think he should win, but Verdasco can make life difficult with his lefty shot-making.

[15] John Isner (USA) vs. Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) – Isner into the round of 16 off of US soil and on clay?  I think he manages to do just that.

[23] Jack Sock (USA) vs. Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) – Sock was saved by darkness in the first round.  I am not sure he can go the distance so he better get out in front.

 

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