US Open 2016: September 3rd Men’s Predictions

Arthur Ashe Stadium (11 a.m. start)

Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) vs. Andy Murray (GBR) [2] – I like Murray in this match for a lot of reasons.

Nick Kyrgios (AUS)[14] vs. Illya Marchenko (UKR) – Can the conqueror of Atlanta with nuclear power harness his gifts to win this match?  I am leaning toward yes, but Kyrgios is often hard to predict.

Louis Armstrong Stadium

[11] David Ferrer (ESP) vs [WC] Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) – Delpo looks like a top 10 player at the moment.  Ferrer can perhaps win if he gets to JMDP’s backhand via effective patterns, but how David expended a lot of energy in his last win.

Grandstand

[8] Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) – Busta has a lot of momentum at the moment.  Thiem has worked his way into this draw and certainly can win this match, but I am going with the hot hand.

[6] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. Nicolas Mahut (FRA) – If Kei returns well, this match could be pretty one-sided.

Court 17

[22] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs Joao Sousa (POR) – This match is a real test for the rebounding Dimitrov.  He should win, but if he plays like he did from January through July, he won’t win.

[21] Ivo Karlovic (CRO) vs. [Q] Jared Donaldson (USA) – Ivo’s two summer titles plus his DC runner-up finish have me believing in his chances today.

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