Wimbledon 2017: Gentlemen’s Round of 16 Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD

CENTRE COURT (1 p.m. start)

[1] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. Benoit Paire (FRA) – I like Murray to win and return to the final 8.

[3] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [13] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) – Dimitrov could win this match. Experience is clearly on Federer’s side.  Still, Dimitrov has reached a Wimbledon semifinal and won Queen’s Club in his career.  Both men were redhot in Melbourne. This should be something to see.

No. 1 Court

Blast from the Past or Rematch?

[4] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. [16] Gilles Muller (LUX) – Muller did beat Nadal at Wimbledon in 2005.  He also has compiled a lot of wins on grass.  Still, Rafa looks pretty imperious at the moment.  Also, Nadal beat Muller at Wimbledon in 2011.  Best 2 of 3?  I favor Rafa.

[2] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Adrian Mannarino (FRA) – Novak seems to be rounding into really strong form as the second week opens.

No. 2 COURT

[6] Milos Raonic (CAN) vs. [10] Alexander Zverev (GER) – My gut is telling me that Zverev pulls a big upset.  On paper, I like Raonic to win this match.

No.3 COURT

[8] Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs [11] Tomas Berdych (CZE) – I like Thiem to win in a generational battle.

COURT 12

[7] Marin Cilic (CRO) vs [18] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) – I think grass gives Cilic the ability to dictate play enough to win an interesting match.

COURT 18

[24] Sam Querrey (USA) vs Kevin Anderson (RSA) – Querrey keeps his good vibes at Wimbledon going in a close match.

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