Masters 1000 – Cincinnati 2017: August 16th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD

Center Court (11 a.m. start)

[7] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs. Feliciano Lopez (ESP) H2H – If Grigor can return with some sting, I think he will win this match.

[4] Alexander Zverev (GER) vs. [WC] Frances Tiafoe (USA) H2H – The Next Big Thing vs. a potential US breakout.  It should be a fun match, and Zverev might be leg weary from winning both DC and Montreal.  Still, I can’t pick Tiafoe.

[1] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Richard Gasquet (FRA) Gasquet has struggled mightily versus Nadal.  This surface and Nadal’s history of some tough losses in Cincinnati are about the only rays of hope I see for Gasquet.

Grandstand

Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) vs. [Q] Mitchell Krueger (USA) H2H – JMDP has to be feeling good to have knocked off Berdych.  This is a managemable match for the big Argentine.

[15] Sam Querrey (USA) vs. Adrian Mannarino (FRA) H2H Querrey has had the best year of his career in 2017.  Mannarino has played quite well over the past 2 weeks.  This should be a good match, but I think Querrey advances. 

Stadium 3

David Ferrer (ESP) vs. [LL] Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) H2H – Each veteran player could use the ranking points, but Ferrer has shown a lot of good form lately so I lean in his direction.

Nick Kyrgios (AUS) vs. [Q]Alexandr Dolgopolov  (UKR) H2H – This match is too random to predict, but I will take Kyrgios if I have to make a pick.

[WC] Jared Donaldson (USA) vs. [LL] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) H2H

Court 10

[11] Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) vs. Mischa Zverev (GER) H2H – This should be a fun match for fans with tickets.

Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) vs. [LL] Christian Harrison (USA) H2H

Court 4

Karen Khachanov (RUS) vs. [LL] Thomas Fabbiano (ITA) H2H

[16] Gilles Muller (LUX) vs. Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) – Another match that ticket holders should be sure to watch.

Court 7

Yuichi Sugita (JPN) vs. [Q] Joao Sousa (POR) H2H

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