Wimbledon 2016: Day 1 Gentlemen’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD

[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB)  vs [WC] James Ward (GBR) – I like Novak here.

Last match first match

[3] Roger Federer (SUI) vs Guido Pella (ARG) – Roger should advance.

[5] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs Sam Groth (AUS) – This is no easy match for Kei, but I think he eventually gets enough serves back to send Groth packing.

Kyle Edmund (GBR) vs Adrian Mannarino (FRA) – Homecourt matters?

[6] Milos Raonic (CAN) vs Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) – Milos looked good at the Queen’s Club so I think he wins even with Busta being a solid player.

[13] David Ferrer (ESP)  vs Dudi Sela (ISR)

[11] David Goffin (BEL) vs [WC] Alexander Ward (GBR) – Goffin will need to fend off the crowd as well.

[9] Marin Cilic (CRO) vs [PR] vs Brian Baker (USA) – Baker could cause some problems, but in a 3 of 5 set match I can’t see Cilic losing.  Also, Cilic looked solid at Queen’s Club.

[17] Gael Monfils (FRA) vs Jeremy Chardy (FRA) – My 1st upset pick.

[16] Gilles Simon (FRA) vs [PR] Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) – This should be a fun match.

Daniel Evans (GBR) vs Jan-Lennard Struff (GER)

[20] Kevin Anderson (RSA) vs Denis Istomin (UZB) – Bombs away

[28] Sam Querrey (USA) vs Lukas Rosol (CZE) – Would this be an upset?

Diego Schwartzman (ARG) vs Robin Haase (NED)

Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) – Seppi has put in a lot of warm-up events ahead of Wimbledon.

Malek Jaziri (TUN)  vs Steve Johnson (USA) – Johnson has momentum on his side.

Nicolas Almagro (ESP) vs Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA)

[29] Pablo Cuevas (URU) vs Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) – This should be fun for everyone.  I think Cuevas comes through though.

[23] Ivo Karlovic (CRO) vs Borna Coric (CRO) – Experience helps Dr. Ivo advance.

[27] Jack Sock (USA) vs Ernests Gulbis (LAT) – How to predict a problem like Ernests?

Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)  vs Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS)

Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) vs Lukas Lacko (SVK)

Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) vs Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) – A risky pick

Julien Benneteau (FRA) vs Illya Marchenko (UKR)

Santiago Giraldo (COL) vs Gilles Muller (LUX) – Muller has played well on grass this season.

Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) vs Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN)

[30] Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) vs Evgeny Donskoy (RUS)

Damir Dzumhur (BIH) vs Denis Kudla (USA) – Kudla is toughest on grass.

[21] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) vs Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA)

Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) vs Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) – Grigor has gone on walk about since Australia.

[WC] Brydan Klein (GBR) vs Nicolas Mahut (FRA) – Mahut loves grass courts.

Ricardas Berankis (LTU)  vs [Q] Marcus Willis (GBR)


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