Monte Carlo 2017: April 19th Predictions

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Andy Murray is upbeat about his chances at the <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/MonteCarloMasters?src=hash”>#MonteCarloMasters</a&gt; as he returns to action following a month out. <a href=”https://t.co/H3JiFhPBzw”>https://t.co/H3JiFhPBzw</a&gt; <a href=”https://t.co/5ThnJz6FCe”>pic.twitter.com/5ThnJz6FCe</a></p>&mdash; Tie Break Tens (@tiebreaktens) <a href=”https://twitter.com/tiebreaktens/status/854328206140329984″>April 18, 2017</a></blockquote>
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Predicted Winners in BOLD

COURT RAINIER III (11 a.m. start)

[3] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. Jiri Vesely (CZE) H2H – I think Stan will have a big clay court season in 2017.  A solid showing in Monte Carlo may be a good omen.

[1] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. Gilles Muller (LUX) H2H – The world #1 needs a win after an Indian Wells upset and missing Miami due to injury.

[4] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Kyle Edmund (GBR) H2H – This could go 3 or at least have a close set, but I think Rafa wins.

[8] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs. [Q] Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) H2H – Dimitrov’s hot start to 2017 is fading.  A strong start to his clay season could be a big help.

COURT DES PRINCES

[9] Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs. [PR] Tommy Haas (GER) H2H – The plucky youngster Berdych ought to beat the German veteran.

[5] Marin Cilic (CRO) vs. [WC] Jérémy Chardy (FRA) H2H – Can Cilic succeed where Coric didn’t?

[11] Lucas Pouille (FRA) vs. Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) H2H

[12] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) vs. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) H2H – RBA is a sneaky good player especially on slower surfaces.

COURT 2

[6] Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs. Robin Haase (NED) H2H – Thiem has been at his best on clay.

[14] Alexander Zverev (GER) vs. Feliciano Lopez (ESP) H2H – I think veteran guile helps with a mild upset.

COURT 9

[13] Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) vs. Karen Khachanov (RUS) H2H

[15] Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) vs. [Q] Carlos Berlocq (ARG) H2H – A mild upset?

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