1-NOVAK DJOKOVIC VS. VICTOR TROICKI
Djokovic leads this rivalry 11-1, having only lost their first match in Uma back in 2007. Troicki did extend the five-time Slam champ to five sets back at the 2010 US Open, but that was before Djokovic’s ascendance and since then he’s only won one of their past nine sets. Take Djokovic in a straight set romp. If he plays to his ability, he will defend his title as his biggest obstacle, Rafa Nadal, is out of the tournament.
7-DAVID FERRER VS. 9-JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO
This is true pick-’em, because I still can’t tell whether Del Potro has pushed himself back to his pre-surgery levels, which on a fast court would be better than what Ferrer can offer, and I’m also not sure as well as Ferrer has during the past two weeks if he really believes himself on grass.
But let’s assume he does, as at least he’s moving beautifully and has turned his first serve in to a real weapon. And let