ATP Los Angeles preview

Andy Murray is the first of the Big 4 to return to action this week in Los Angeles along with the likes of Sam Querrey and Marcos Baghdatis.

Quarter 1 – Murray (1) v Gulbis (5)
Murray receives a bye into R2 and will then face Gabashvilli or a Qualifier so I expect Murray to reach the QF without too many problems. Gulbis returns from injury this week however I predict he will face some opposition from Lukas Lacko.
Prediction = Murray v Lacko

Quarter 2 – Lopez (4) v Fish (8)
Lopez receives a bye into the R2 where he will likely face Xavier Malisse who has hit a rich vein form of recently. Mardy Fish based on his recent form should overcome the likes of James Blake and Leonardo Mayer to reach the QF.
Prediction = Malisse v Fish

Quarter 3 – Tipsarevic (6) v Baghdatis (3)
Tipsarevic has struggled of recent however he is likely to meet a qualifier if he progresses to R2 so will go for Tipsy to reach the QF. Marcos Baghdatis should be his opponent.
Prediction = Tipsarevic v Baghdatis

Quarter 4 – Zeballos (7) v Querrey (2)
Zeballos zoomed up the rankings last year but has struggled in recent months for consistency. I’m predicting for Robby Ginepri to have a run to the QF in LA. Sam Querrey is a talented player but is often prone to an upset in the early rounds of tournaments. Kevin Anderson performed well at Atlanta and i’ll go for him to do well again.
Prediction = Ginepri v Anderson

I’m predicting Murray will come of form and halt Mardy Fish’s sensational form of recent weeks to play surprise finalist in Kevin Anderson with Andy Murray winning in the final.

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