French Open 2017: May 29th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD

Marcel Granollers (ESP) vs. Novak Djokovic (SRB) [2] – This is a terrible draw for both men.  I think Djokovic wins in 3 or 4 sets, but Granollers has round of 16 to quarterfinal potential against a generic draw.  The Djokovic-Agassi partnership gets a stiff test out of the gate.

Alexander Zverev (GER) [9]vs. Fernando Verdasco (ESP) – Another terrible draw for both players.  Zverev won Rome.  Hot Sauce has been a dangerous player for more than a decade.  I see Zverev as the slightest of favorites.

Benoit Paire (FRA) vs. Rafael Nadal (ESP) [4] – Rafa should roll, but the French crowd might get rowdy if Paire grabs an early lead.

Richard Gasquet (FRA) [24]vs. Arthur De Greef (BEL) – If Gasquet is healthy, he should win.

Gilles Simon (FRA) [31]vs. Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) – Simon says, “Survive and advance.”

Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) vs. David Goffin (BEL) [10] – Goffin needs to not let this get interesting.  He should be able to do that.

Milos Raonic (CAN) [5]vs. Steve Darcis (BEL) – Raonic needs to be sharp, but he should advance.

Ernests Gulbis (LAT) vs. Marin Cilic (CRO) [7] – Anything could happen in this match.

Aljaz Bedene (GBR)vs. Ryan Harrison (USA)

Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA)vs. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) – If Youzhny were a bit younger, I’d take him, but I think his best days are behind him.

Yuichi Sugita (JPN) vs. Steve Johnson (USA) [25] To Finish 3-6 3-6 7-6(4) 4-2 – I have to stick with my original pick.


Maxime Hamou (FRA) vs. Pablo Cuevas (URU) [22]


Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)vs. Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) – I generally always predict both players incorrectly so this is some sort of nexus of the universe match for me.

Jack Sock (USA) [14] vs. Jiri Vesely (CZE) – I have not been very bullish on men from the US in these picks.

Mathias Bourgue (FRA) vs. Borna Coric (CRO)


Damir Dzumhur (BIH) vs. Nicolas Kicker (ARG)

Mischa Zverev (GER) [32] vs. Stefano Napolitano (ITA) – The older Zverev played well enough in Switzerland to warrant some optimism in Paris.

Frances Tiafoe (USA) vs.  Fabio Fognini (ITA) [28] – This could be a great match.

John Millman (AUS) vs. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) [17] – En fuego

David Ferrer (ESP) [30] vs. Donald Young (USA) – This is an interesting match.  Off of clay, I’d be tempted to pick Young.  This is on clay.

Joao Sousa (POR) vs. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)

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