Predicted Winners in BOLD
20 P. Carreño Busta v. 5 A. Zverev – Zverev should win this match on a lot of fronts, but I do not doubt PCB’s intensity, fitness, or willingness to fight. If PCB has a big comparative advantage in unforced errors, Zverev will need to either serve exceptionally exceptionally well to advance. I am picking Zverev, but I have some reservations about doing so.
3 D. Medvedev v. 2 D. Thiem – Thiem was runner-up at the 2018 and 2019 Roland Garros events and nearly took the 2020 Australian Open. He seems ready. Medvedev has lost 0 sets through 5 matches. Medvedev also nearly took home the 2019 US Open title. Both men are playing quite well and seem more ready to win a major than anyone else on tour. That does not mean either will win Sunday’s final. I think Medvedev’s ability to adapt during a match gives him a slight edge today, but if Thiem is moving well and really controlling things with his forehand, it is easy to envision a different result.