Shanghai 2016: Semifinal ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD

[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs [15] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) H2H  – Djokovic has dropped sets to RBA in majors and has looked vulnerable at times over the past few months.  Still, Novak’s return and mobility should blunt any thoughts of an upset.

[2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs  Gilles Simon (FRA) H2H – Simon can generally work his way into matches due to a game that adapts well to his opponent’s strengths.  His problem versus Murray is that Murray also adapts to his opponent during a match.  Neither man dictates play as a natural first option, but this may take away Simon’s ability to counter-punch his way into his opponent’s head.  I think Murray does most of what Simon does a little better than Simon.  Murray also has a bigger first serve and moves better than Simon (no small feat).

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