Unlike the women’s draw, the mens side has been more solid and consistent. With the exception of a few absences and some pretty bad predictions from last week, the big four still remain in contention.
Quarter 1: Nadal
Previous Prediction: Nadal Vs Simon
Nadal hasn’t gone past his first two matches as smoothly as we hoped. Though he proved us wrong by an easy victory against Antonio Veic. He now faces Ivan Ljubicic who defeated an unwell Verdasco. Despite the potential challenge, Nadal will find his way into the quarters. Meanwhile, the following match promises to be battle with two time runner up Robin Soderling and home favourite and french man Gilles Simon. Soderling has the experience, but Simon will have the support.
Nadal Vs Simon
I still stand by my prediction even though Soderling is the better bet. I’m sure Nadal will win here.
Semi Finalist: Nadal
Quarter 2: Murray
Previous Prediction: Murray Vs Melzer
This section has completely opened up for Murray with the defeat of Jurgen Melzer. In the previous match, he badly rolled his ankle and says it still ached during his press conference. If this really does affect Murrays game, we will see a new semi finalist from here. It’s likely to be Victor Troicki who has to get past Murray to equal his best result. This is very difficult to predict with the injured ankle. Argentinian Juan Ignacio Chela and qualifier Alejandro Falla inhabit the other side of this quarter. Both have taken advantage of the open draw and one will achieve their first quarter final in a grand slam.
Troicki Vs Falla
Troicki may take advantage of Murray’s situation while Falla who almost knocked out Roger Federer in Wimbledon will over Chela.
Semi Finalist: Troicki
Quarter 3: Federer
Previous Prediction: Federer Vs Monfils
The quiet man of this years french open, Federer is fine to play with the spotlight on his two higher ranked opponents. He faces compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka who upset the number 9 seed Jo Wilfred Tsonga in a grueling five set match. In the other section is David Ferrer Vs sliderman Gael Monfils. Both have played well this year and have rised in the rankings.
Federer Vs Monfils
Monfils is powerful on clay, but I believe Federer will over come him in this match.
Semi Finalist: Federer
Quarter 4: Djokovic
Previous Prediction: Djokovic Vs Haas
I look back laughing at my prediction. I guess I expected too much of the returning veteran. Djokovic has proven his status as the favourite by defeating Juan Martin Del Potro. He faces another tough matchup against Richard Gasquet and the french crowd. I believe Novak should win this match and will likely win against Fabio Fognini or Alberto Montanes.
Djokovic Vs Fognini
Semi Finalist: Djokovic
Nadal Vs Troicki
It should be Murray, but i’ve changed my mind to Troicki after the sprained ankle. I’m sure Nadal will win this in three or possibly four sets.
Federer Vs Djokovic
An interesting match up, particularly on clay.I trust Novaks streak will still go on after this match.
Djokovic Vs Nadal
This will be the match of the year. The streak will either end or continue after this tournament. In my opinion, Nadal will be the one ending it. In a grueling five set match I predict the winner will be….