US Open 2016: August 29th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD

[4] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Denis Istomin (UZB) – I could see Istomin push this to 4 sets, but Rafa likely wins in 3 or 4 sets.

Could this happen again?

[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Jerzy Janowicz (POL) – Jerzy looked so promising in 2012 and 2013.

[7] Marin Cilic (CRO) vs Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) – Cilic conquered Cincinnati and is 12-1 in his past two US Opens.

[26] Jack Sock (USA) vs. Taylor Fritz (USA) –  Jack Sock should win this match, but it is far from a lock.

[20] John Isner (USA) vs. [WC] Frances Tiafoe (USA) – Isner has been a bit out of sorts this summer, but I think she wins this match.

[9] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs. [Q] Guido Andreozzi (ARG)

Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) vs. Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS)

[18] Pablo Cuevas (URU) vs Dudi Sela (ISR)

[13] Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs Kyle Edmund (GBR) – I am not sure if Gasquet is healthy.

[PR] Brian Baker (USA) vs. Federico Delbonis (ARG) – I may be picking with my heart more than my head here, but Baker could win this match.

Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) vs. Facundo Bagnis (ARG) – Baghdatis needs to not let this become a war of attrition.

[24] Lucas Pouille (FRA) vs. Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) – This could go either way.

Lukas Lacko (SVK) vs. [WC] Ernesto Escobedo (USA)

[15] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) vs Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)  – If I had a ticket, I would park myself next to this match.  This could be 5 sets of great rallies.

Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) vs. Gastao Elias (POR)

[Q] Mischa Zverev (GER) vs. Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA)

[31] Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) vs [PR] Julien Benneteau (FRA)

Jiri Vesely (CZE) vs. [Q] Saketh Myneni (IND)

[WC] Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) vs. Guido Pella (ARG) – Tennis is better off with a Bjorn in it.

[Q] Jan Satral (CZE) vs. [WC] Mackenzie McDonald (USA)

[32] Benoit Paire (FRA) vs. Dusan Lajovic (SRB)

Adrian Mannarino (FRA) vs. [Q] Ryan Harrison (USA) – Harrison has a shot to win this match.

[23] Kevin Anderson (RSA) vs Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN)

[WC] James Duckworth (AUS) vs. Robin Haase (NED) – I have no idea on this match.  Haase seems past his prime, but I can’t pick Duckworth.

[28] Martin Klizan (SVK) vs Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) – I am slightly leaning toward Youzhny here.

Stéphane Robert (FRA) vs. Andreas Seppi (ITA) – This should be a fun match that could go either way.

[Q] Marton Fucsovics (HUN) vs. Nicolas Almagro (ESP) – Can Almagro rediscover his firepower?

[Q] Guilherme Clezar (BRA) vs. [Q] Marco Chiudinelli (SUI)

[10] Gael Monfils (FRA) s. Gilles Muller (LUX) – I like Gael here, but this is a terrible draw for both players who have had nice 2016 seasons.

[5] Milos Raonic (CAN) vs Dustin Brown (GER)  – This should be a fun match, but Milos really should win.

Jordan Thompson (AUS) vs. [Q] Steve Darcis (BEL)

Vasek Pospisil (CAN) vs. [LL] Jozef Kovalik (SVK) – If the lucky loser can return a few big serves, he will find himself in the 2nd round of a major.

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4 Comments

    1. I have no locks and don’t bet on tennis. I do this to see how well I know what is going on in tennis. I hope people enjoy looking at them, but I can’t tell anyone for sure what will happen.

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