Shanghai Masters 2017: October 12th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD

[6] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs. [10] Sam Querrey (USA) – If Dimitrov can match Querrey’s efficiency in serving big, I think his overall skill set will eventually win out.

[3] Alexander Zverev (GER) vs. [16] Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) – The two big men will duel, but I think the younger guy wins due to having a more reliable backhand.

[4] Marin Cilic (CRO) vs. Steve Johnson (USA) – I have a sneaky feeling Johnson may take this match, but I have to pick Cilic.

[1] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Fabio Fognini (ITA) – Fognini has at times troubled Rafa.  If Fognini gets hot and his shot-making starts to roll, he might snap Rafa’s streak.  That is a big IF though.

[2] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [Q] Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) – Federer’s variety makes it hard for Dolgopolov to pull him off course with his own varied play.

Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) vs. Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) – Tha Spaniard is sneaky good.

[12] John Isner (USA) vs Viktor Troicki – Isner’s serve leaves a resurgent (?) Troicki with a small margin for error.


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