Australian Open 2020 Predictions – Men’s Quarters
Here we are folks, the Australian Open Quarters. Lots of seeds have fallen, but the bulk of the favorites before the tournament remain in the draw. No surprises as the big three go into their Quarterfinal matches. Here are the matchups and our predictions.
Djokovic vs. Raonic
Djokovic is the King of the Australian Open, winning the tournament a record seven times. He has easily made it to the quarters and is fresh as a daisy going into this matchup. That being said, Raonic is seeing something of a revival. He beat both Tsitsipas and Cilic easily on his way to the quarters. When Raonic is in the zone, he’s very hard to beat. He can blow you off the court. Djokovic is the hardest to blow of the court and will frustrate Milos. However, if Milos can serve perfectly and have patience, he may have a chance. That will be too much to ask from Raonic. Djokovic wins in four.
Federer vs. Sandgren
I have no idea how Sandgren can post these strong results in Australia. Blows everyone’s mind. He reached the quarters here a couple of years ago, and now he’s facing Federer in the round of 16. Sandgren beat some decent players on his way in the form of Fabio Fognini (12) and Berretini (8). Basically, the two best Italian players in the world. Hat’s off to Sandgren. However, Federer is to good and experienced on this court to let Sangdren into this match. Federer will perfrom a clinic in this round and rest up for a Semifinal matchup with Djokovic. Federer in straight sets.
Thiem vs. Nadal
Thiem loves to bow out in the first week of the Australian Open. I certainly expected him to do it this year as well. It was not to be. He was in trouble against wild card Australian Alex bolt, and had to come back from two sets to one down. However, after that correction, he’s been playing some mad crazy aggressive tennis. He absolutely demolished a tough opponent in # 10 seed Gael Monfils in the round of 16. His reward: Nadal. The number one seed will prevail in this one. Nadal has torn through this draw. He’s relaxed, rested, and has faced no resistance. Thiem will throw everything he has at Nadal, but ultimately, Nadal will break him down. Nadal in four sets.
Wawrinka (15) vs. Zverev (7)
Zverev, once the best player in the NexGen group, has moved through the draw pretty quietly without dropping a set. Nobody has been talking about him. Unfortunately for Zverev, he now meets a three-time Grand Slam Champion Wawkrinka, who just happens to be electrifying the Australian Open with amazing tennis. Wawrinka can blow you off the court with power when he’s on. And right now, he’s on. Wawrinka will outpower Zverev from the baseline, and it will prove too much in the end. Wawrinka in four.