David Ferrer (ESP) vs Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR)
On talent, I think an observer could go either way on this. When Ferrer was younger, I’d give a talent edge to the Spaniard, but now it is fairly even. Dolgopolov has every shot in the book, but he uses every shot when more measured tactics might end a point. Ferrer is a warrior who tracks down balls and pushes his opponent physically. I don’t think Ferrer will break Dolgopolov down physically, but I do think he will make his opponent hit enough balls that poor shot selection will doom the Ukrainian.
My prediction: David Ferrer d. Alexandr Dolgopolov 7-5 6-2