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— US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 31, 2018
Saturday, September 1
Dominika Cibulkova vs. Angelique Kerber
Dominika Cibulkova has needed three sets to dispatch both, Arantxa Rus and Hsieh Su-Wei in her first two matches while Angelique Kerber got past Margarita Gasparyan in straight sets in her opener but then needed three sets to dispatch Joanna Larsson in the second round. Kerber owns a slim 7-5 lead in 12 career meetings against Cibulkova including a pair of straight sets wins this year. Over their last eight meetings, Kerber is 7-1 after dropping their first four career head-to-head matches. I want Cibulkova to win, but the smart money is on Kerber to win and advance.
Maria Sharapova vs. Jelena Ostapenko
Maria Sharapova has won both of her first two matches in straight sets over Patty Schnyder and Sorana Cristea while Jelena Ostapenko needed three straight-sets to get past both, Andrea Petkovic and Taylor Townsend in her first two matches. While Sharapova owns a 1-0 career mark against the 21-year-old Ostapenko that came in Rome this year, that match was a three-set thriller with one of those sets going to a tie-break and another being won 7-5. This time around, I’m going with the sweet-swinging Ostapenko to dispatch her older opponent in three tight sets!
Novak Djokovic vs. Richard Gasquet
Novak Djokovic has been pushed to four sets in both of his first two matches against Marton Fucsovics and Tennys Sandgren while Richard Gasquet has won both of his first two matches in straight sets over Yuichi Sugita and Laslo Dere. Unfortunately for Gasquet, Djokovic owns a dominating 12-1 career edge in 13 meetings including a straight-sets win the last time they met back in 2015 at Wimbledon. Don’t think twice about it people, the Djoker wins, but this time, in four sets.
Nick Kyrgios vs. Roger Federer
Nick Kyrgios has needed four sets – and a pep talk from a chair umpire to get past Radu Albot and Pierre Hubert in his first two matches while Roger Federer has cruised to a pair of three-set wins over Yoshihito Nishioka and Benoit Paire in his first two matches. Federer has a 2-1 edge in three career meeting against the talented, but directionless Kyrgios that includes wins in each of their last two meetings including Miami a year ago. Federer will win again simply because Nick Kyrgios still hasn’t learned how to control his emotions despite his clearly vast talent level.
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