Rogers Cup Quarterfinals Predictions
It’s been a quick week over at the Rogers Cup where both the men and women in professional tennis are fighting at one of the most important hard-court tournaments before the US Open. The Rogers Cup and Cincinnati are great indicators of who’s playing well heading into the US Open. So, who’s left?
In my predictions for both tournaments last week, I stated that Thiem, Halep and Serena would be making some damage. Sure enough, it looks like Thiem, Halep and Serena are looking solid for their quarterfinal matches. Halep dispatched an always dangerous Svetlana Kuznetsova, while Serena looked strong against Alexandrova. Thiem had a solid win against Marin Cilic. They are still my favorites to make it through in their respective quarterfinal matches, and into the finals. Out of the old guard, only Nadal is playing the tournament, and he’s making his way through each round in a professional and efficient manner. Although not one of my favorites, never count him out, he could easily win this.
Other men’s favorites: Russians, Next Gen, and Monfils
Nobody seems to be talking about the two Russians in the top 10, Khachanov and Medvedev, however, they are looking like world beaters. Khachanov took care of Auger Aliassime in three hard fought sets, while Medvedev easily beat Chilean Cristian Garin. Zverev also made it through, as did Monfils, who is playing very decent tennis in this tournament so far.
Other women’s favorites: Svitolina, Pliskova and Andreescu
Svitolina and Pliskova move on, as predicted, and because they have been playing great tennis all year long. Andreescu is starting to be the story of this tournament, given the fact that she is back from injury but playing great tennis again. Let’s not forget the wonderful run to the title at Indian Wells.
Svitolina over Kenin
Pliskova over Andreescu
Halep over Bouzkova
Williams over Osaka
Nadal over Fognini
Monfils over Bautista Agut
Khachanov over Zverev
Thiem over Medvedev