Masters Canada 2016: July 27th ATP Predictions

Djokovic is Holding Court Again

Predicted Winners in BOLD

[3] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. [Q] Dennis Novikov (USA) H2H – Kei should win if he is healthy.

[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Gilles Muller (LUX) H2H – Some questions are floating around regarding Novak’s right shoulder and/or elbow.  If he is hampered when serving, this match could become more complicated.

[4] Milos Raonic (CAN) vs. Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) H2H – I like Milos to reach at least the semifinal round in Toronto this year.

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs. [WC] Denis Shapovalov (CAN) H2H – The young man has a great chance to upset Dimitrov and advance.

[9] John Isner (USA) vs. [Q] Ryan Harrison (USA) H2H – I like Isner as he has more or less been the US #1 and Harrison may be tired from his exploits in DC and Toronto.  Still, Harrison seems to be rebounding on tour and is heading toward the top 75.

[6] Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs. Kevin Anderson (RSA) H2H – If Thiem can break serve once or twice he should win this match as Anderson’s serve is the only area of competitive disadvantage for Thiem.

[8] Marin Cilic (CRO) vs. Ivo Karlovic (CRO) H2H – This should be fun for the Croatian contingent.  I expect several tiebreak sets.

[10] Gael Monfils (FRA) vs. Vasek Pospisil (CAN)  H2H – Pospisil’s serve makes him dangerous, but Monfils is playing quite well and should win.  

[Q] Radek Stepanek (CZE) vs. [WC] Peter Polansky (CAN) H2H – The worm should win this match.

[12] Bernard Tomic (AUS) vs. [WC] Steven Diez (CAN)  H2H – Tomic has the talent to be a factor in many events.  Can he make good on his talent?

[16] Jack Sock (USA) vs. Donald Young (USA) H2H – Young being a lefty will help him in terms of directing rallies either away from the Sock forehand or pulling Sock out of comfortable rallying positions and patterns.

[13] Lucas Pouille (FRA) vs. Rajeev Ram (USA) H2H – The pride of Indiana wins again?

[7] David Goffin (BEL) vs. Sam Querrey (USA) H2H – Querrey’s serve and forehand give him at least a puncher’s chance, but Goffin should prevail.

Fabio Fognini (ITA) vs. [Q] Jared Donaldson (USA) H2H – Fabio should win this match.


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