Washington, DC 2016: July 19th ATP Predictions

Practice makes perfect?

Predicted Winners in BOLD

Donald Young (USA) vs. [Q] Ernesto Escobedo (USA) H2H – I think Young should win this match, but the qualifier should be match tough.

[12] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs. Daniel Evans (GBR) – Dimitrov has become quite hard to predict in matches such as this.  I think Dimitrov wins, but I have no confidence in that thought.

[8] Sam Querrey (USA) vs. Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) – I generally get Bjron’s matches wrong, but Querrey has to be the pick.

[5] Steve Johnson (USA) vs. Adrian Mannarino (FRA) – I think Mannarino’s late finish on Monday/early Tuesday morning bodes poorly for playing Johnson who had today off. 

Stéphane Robert (FRA) vs. [Q] Ryan Harrison (USA) H2H – Harrison has had a rough year, but his qualifying wins could propel him past Robert.

Malek Jaziri (TUN) vs. [WC] Reilly Opelka (USA) H2H

[4] Benoit Paire (FRA) vs. [Q] Jared Donaldson (USA) – Paire should win, but Donaldson is riding a winning streak.

Sam Groth (AUS) vs. [PR] Brian Baker (USA) H2H – If Baker can break serve or play well in tiebreaks, he should be able to solve the riddle of the big serving Aussie.  

[11] Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) vs. Jordan Thompson (AUS) – Dolgopolov is harder to predict than Dimitrov.  

Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) vs. Austin Krajicek (USA) H2H – I always get Lu wrong in early rounds so I am picking him to win for a change.

Lukas Lacko (SVK) vs. [WC] Denis Shapovalov (CAN) H2H – Will the youngster capitalize on his momentum from Wimbledon?

Ivan Dodig (CRO) vs. Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) H2H – Dodig helped win the doubles point in Davis Cup last week for Croatia.  Does that carry over?


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