ATP World Tour Finals 2017: Day 3 Round Robin Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD

[5] Marin Cilic (CRO) vs. [8] Jack Sock (USA) H2H – The winner of this match will keep his semifinal hopes realistically alive.  Cilic has more experience and a more well rounded game.  Jack Sock has his massive forehand and momentum from winning in Paris.  Sock leads their head-to-head 2-0 with both wins coming in 2016 (Davis Cup and US Open).  I think so long as Sock is not over-awed by being in the O2 at the World Tour Finals that Sock’s momentum from Paris will likely carry him to a 1-1 round robin record.

[2] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [3] Alexander Zverev (GER) H2H – This should be the main event of the day and perhaps of the entire round robin.  I think Federer’s slice backhand will help him keep the ball low often enough to eek out a win over Zverev.  Zverev can certainly dominate Roger by overpowering him if Roger is not able to keep the ball out of his favored striking zones.


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