US Open 2016: September 6th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD

Pouille deserves this highlight, but Monfils gets my nod

[10] Gael Monfils (FRA) vs [24]  Lucas Pouille (FRA) – Gael has had a very strong hard court summer.  Pouille has played some gritty tennis to win so many marathon matches including a marathon versus Rafa Nadal.  If fatigue is not a factor, this could go either way. I have to think fatigue is a factor and believe that Monfils’ efficient 4 wins will pay dividends versus Pouille.

[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs [9] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) – If Novak’s arm is in good enough shape that he plays close to his normal tennis, he wins.  I am not expecting Novak’s wrist to be 100%, but if it is where he needs it to be to be comfortable on court, Novak should win.  If not, Tsonga is quite capable of upsetting the #1 seed and defending champion.

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