Predictions in BOLD
Medvedev vs. Khachanov: From Russia 6-Love?
This match features two tall, both stand 198 cm/6’6″ tall, 23-year-old Russians. Their head-to-head is tied 1-1 with both contests coming on indoor hard courts. Both players are powerful and smart on the court. Obviously, this should be a close match. I do think Medvedev’s strong form in DC last week carries him through a tight semifinal match against his compatriot. My Prediction: Medvedev d. Khachanov 7-6, 7-5
Rafael Nadal vs. Gael Monfils or Roberto Bautista Agut
I will update this once I know Rafael Nadal’s opponent.
Rafael Nadal vs. Gael Monfils
I am not stunning anyone in picking Rafa to beat Monfils. Rafa has dominated their series of matches. However, Monfils playing 3 sets of hard court tennis ending in a 3rd set tiebreak prior to facing Rafa is comically bad for Monfils’ chances. My Prediction Nadal d. Monfils 6-3, 6-1.