Australian Open Day 5 review and look ahead: Men

Notable Day 5 completed matches

#2 Roger Federer defeats Xavier Malisse 6-3, 6-3, 6-1

#19 Stanislas Wawrinka defeats #12 Gael Monfils 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, 6-3

#3 Novak Djokovic defeats #29 Viktor Troicki 6-2, retired

#8 Andy Roddick defeats Robin Haase 2-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-2, 6-2

#9 Fernando Verdasco defeats Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-4, 6-3

#6 Tomas Berdych defeats #28 Richard Gasquet 6-2, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2

 

Notable Day 6 matches and predictions

#32 Guillermo-Garcia Lopez vs. #5 Andy Murray

Prediction: Murray in 3 sets

 

#1 Rafael Nadal vs. Bernard Tomic

Prediction: Nadal in three sets

 

#4 Robin Soderling vs. Jan Hernych

Prediction: Soderling in three sets

 

#11 Jurgen Meltzer vs. #21 Marcos Baghdatis

Prediction: Meltzer in 5 sets

 

#13 Jo-Wilfred Tsonga vs. Alexandr Dogopolov

Prediction: Tsonga in 3 sets

 

#15 Marin Cilic vs. #20 John Isner

Prediction: Isner in 5 sets

 

Richard Berankis vs. #7 David Ferrer

Prediction: Ferrer in 4 sets

 

#10 Mikhail Youzhny vs. Milos Raonic

Prediction: Youzhny in 3 sets

 

 

Match to Watch: Isner vs. Cilic

 

Why: A battle of two heavy hitting big guys, and they’re very close in ranking. Should be a great match.

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