Here we are on the quarter-finals of the Masters in Miami. Now after all surprises so far and the early elimination of Nadal and Murray we are on the final stages of the tour. There are just a couple of more games here and the final seems to be really interesting. We are predicting that it can be again Djokovic against Raonic and this will be great for the fans.
Of course it will be great not only for the fans, it will be great for Raonic as well as he can take revenge and try to win this time against Djokovic. There is no doubt that at the moment Serbian is not playing his best tennis. Now about the game, Gael Monfils had a tough game against Grigor Dimitrov in the ⅛ finals and only the not that good game of the Bulgarian in the important points cost him the win.
Nishikori won easily against Roberto Bautista-Agut, but of course it was not that hard. Bautista-Agut put a lot of energy and power in the game against Tsonga and he was completely exhausted and this was the main reason why he was below the average level against Nishikori.
We believe that Nishikori is one idea more fresh and he will win this game against Monfils easily, even in straight sets. So far they have 2 games as one is official game and he took two wins with 2+ games difference. We believe this is the best pick for this game.
One of the best players in the tour are going to play in a game from the quarter finals. The truth is that at the moment Berdych seems to be the only serious and experienced player who can stop Djokovic from winning another title.
Last night both won against their opponents are both showed very unstable game. Djokovic won in straight sets against Dominic Thiem but he was not the better player in this game and he won it because he is more matured and experienced as a player.
While Tomas Berdych played against Richard Gasquet. The French was very solid on the court, especially in the second set but he could not keep his best tennis during the whole game. Berdych started serving pretty well and he totally deserved the win.
Usually these two players are making great games together. We are on the opinion that today, we will see again a good game between them and it will be possibly 2+ sets. Even if not, it is not excluded to see a tie-break here, this is just the style of Berdych and he will try not to be broken. Moreover, Djokovic is not at his best shape right now and he will make lots of errors.
Both players won their games last night and now they will meet in the ⅛ finals. Nick Kyrgios had the easier task, it was not that hard against Tim Smyczek but he did a lot of unforced errors, anyway he could do that because he was leading in all of the times.
Andrey Kuznetsov started the match against Adrian Mannarino pretty bad. He lost the first set with 6-2 but somehow he managed to turn the game into his favour and win the game with a 6-0 in the final third set. Amazing performance by the Russian.
But we are on the opinion that his powers are over. He will not have any chances against Kyrgios. First the Aussie is serving pretty good and fast. Second he is much more stable and solid than Mannarino, and as far as Mannarino can take a set 6-2 against Kuznetsov, so do Kyrgios. Even he will do it more than once.
For us this game is going to finish with 2-0 win for Kyrgios. He is more solid and consistent in his games. Moreover, Kyrgios has a title this year, he did a great wins against tough opponents and he can win easily against Kuznetsov. We believe that he will do it with difference.
It is 1/32 round of the ATP Miami Open. The Masters in Miami this year is very interesting because already, one of the best players in the tour were eliminated or they dropped from the tour. For example, Roger Federer suffered a stomach poisoning, while Nadal felt bad on the court 2 days ago and he retired as well.
Despite this, some very quality players were eliminated like David Ferrer last night and Stan Wawrinka, 2 days ago. We believe that the the tour now will be more interesting because we will see more players from the future generation like Milos Raonic, Grigor Dimitrov, David Goffin and Dominic Thiem.
About this game, the Spaniard Roberto Bautista-Agut and the French Jo Wilfried Tsonga will make a real battle on the court. It will be interesting game because both met in Auckland this year, where Bautista-Agut won the title and he eliminated Tsonga a few rounds earlier.
In the past game it was real battle and we saw 30+ games. We believe that here we will see the same and both will be hitting the ball with all powers they have. This will make the game long and a lot of winners and at the same time unforced errors will be done. After all, Tsonga must win the game, but it will be really hard. We are on the opinion that we will see 3 sets. If so, the game is definitely going over 22.5 games.
Taylor Harry Fritz is amazing the world with his play recently. A couple of weeks ago he played his first ATP final and now he is in the second round of the Miami Open. He will face here the strong David Ferrer, who is back from an injury.
Taylor Fritz is just 18 years old and he is already a member of the top 100 of the world. He is currently on the 80th place but he will definitely moved more after the Miami Open. He is playing good tennis, he is strong and powerful but he is quite tall, that’s why he is practising such tennis.
About David Ferrer there is nothing much to be said. One of the best Spanish players after Rafael Nadal. He is typical baseliner. He is returning everything he can and when he can turns into a counter attacks, using his strong forehand. He is not that good server but he is compensating with a decent play from the baseline.
We can't see Taylor Fritz winning this game, he is playing since the qualifications and he may feel tired. If David Ferrer takes the first set, it is very likely to take the second set easily as well. The best pick for this game is 2-0 win for David Ferrer.
A first round game of the Masters in Miami. The game is going to be really interesting because the players which will play are Marcos Baghdatis and Benjamin Becker.
Both players are great athletes and they had left their trace in the professional world tennis. Benjamin Becker was never that good like his fellow Boris Becker but he had many successes on the courts. Marcos Baghdatis had also great achievements, he was also number 8 in the world, in the season when he reached final of the Wimbledon.
From this game, we are expecting one good for watching game, with many interesting situations. Viewers will be definitely happy with this game and they will strongly cheer for Baghdatis. The Cyprus player has fans all over the world because his attitude to the fans is amazing.
Our pick here is that Marcos Baghdatis will take this game easily. He is the better player and right now he is in a great shape. He had an injury after the tour in Dubai where he played a final against Wawrinka but he recovered and now he is ready to start winning again.