US Open 2016: August 30th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD

Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [3] – This is a terrible first round draw for both players.  I think Stan wins, but this could easily go the other way.

Lukas Rosol (CZE) vs. Andy Murray (GBR) [2] – Does everyone hate Lukas?  Murray seems to.

Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) vs. Sam Querrey (USA) [29] – Both men have returned from a lot of injuries.  I think Sam wins based on being a bit healthier in 2016.

Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) vs. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) – Can JMDP recapture Rio’s magic?

Kei Nishikori (JPN) [6] vs. Benjamin Becker (GER) – Becker biggest win came versus Andre Agassi in 2006.  Great for Becker to still be out there, but I don’t think he can win this match unless Kei is injured.

Steve Johnson (USA) [19] vs. Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) – The new US #1 gets a win.

Jared Donaldson (USA) vs. David Goffin (BEL) [12] 

Donald Young (USA) vs. Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) – Donald Young is not yet at Jay Berger status, but he should win another US Open match.

Alexander Zverev (GER) [27] vs. Daniel Brands (GER)

Feliciano Lopez (ESP) [16] vs. Borna Coric (CRO) – Coric may make enough returns and passing shots to pull the upset.

Damir Dzumhur (BIH) vs. Bernard Tomic (AUS) [17]

Nick Kyrgios (AUS) [14] vs. Aljaz Bedene (GBR)

Nicolas Mahut (FRA) vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) [25] – This match should be a fun throwback.

Dominic Thiem (AUT) [8] vs. John Millman (AUS)

Daniel Evans (GBR) vs. Rajeev Ram (USA)

Marcel Granollers (ESP) vs. Juan Monaco (ARG) – This should feature a lot of fun rallies.

Michael Mmoh (USA) vs. Jeremy Chardy (FRA)

Christian Harrison (USA) vs. Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) – One more time from the veteran?

Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) vs. Ilya Ivashka (BLR) – Busta should have some momentum.

Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM) vs. Joao Sousa (POR)

Ivo Karlovic (CRO) [21] vs. Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) – Over/under on tiebreak sets?  Also, I always get Lu wrong in early rounds.

Ivan Dodig (CRO) vs. Illya Marchenko (UKR)

Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) vs. Fabio Fognini (ITA) – Which Fabio shows up?

Ricardas Berankis (LTU) vs. Malek Jaziri (TUN) – This is not likely to be a thing of beauty, but either player could win.

Inigo Cervantes (ESP) vs. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [22] – Grigor showed some signs of life in Cincinnati.

Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) vs. David Ferrer (ESP) [11] – What does Ferrer have left in the tank? vs. What will Dolgopolov do on any single shot?

Denis Kudla (USA) vs. Alessandro Giannessi (ITA)

Gilles Simon (FRA) [30] vs. Radek Stepanek (CZE) – Simon will need to play sharp tennis to beat the worm.

Viktor Troicki (SRB) vs. Radu Albot (MDA)

Carlos Berlocq (ARG) vs. Paolo Lorenzi (ITA)

Karen Khachanov (RUS) vs. Thomas Fabbiano (ITA) 

Horacio Zeballos (ARG) vs. Florian Mayer (GER)

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