I bounced back in a big way on Tuesday with a 7-3 mark in my predictions. That brings my record to a respectable 13-7 so far. Hopefully, I will do even better with my Day 4 picks.
No. 11 Gilles Simon vs. Brian Baker: Simon will have the crowd on his side, which could be a good thing, but could also put more pressure on him. Baker is playing with house money, he has nothing to lose considering no one expected him to be here in the first place.
Winner: Simon in four sets
No. 3 Aggie Radwanska vs. Venus Williams: Could both Williams sisters be out by the second round of a slam? It could easily happen. Radwanska is coming off a tournament win and gaining confidence. Venus didn't look real impressive in her first-round match.
Winner: Radwanska in three sets
Irina Falconi vs. No. 6 Sam Stosur: Falconi will try to keep the Americans going strong, but Stosur is usually very solid on the clay. Her kick serve gives everyone trouble and will be more than enough in this match.
Winner: Stosur in two sets
Micahel Llodra vs. No. 7 Tomas Berdych: Llodra's serve-and-volley style isn't suited for clay, but still makes this match interesting. The French crowd will be behind Llodra, but I don't think it will matter.
Winner: Berdych in three sets
No. 21 Sara Errrani vs. Melanie Oudin: Oudin looked sharp in her first-round match, but Errani is a tough clay-courter. Errani has had a solid clay-court season, and I think she has too much game for Oudin.
Winner: Errani in two sets
Gilles Muller vs. No. 14 Fernando Verdasco: This could be a tough match. Muller is always tough to break, even on clay. Verdasco seems to be playing a little better these days, and certainly playing well enough to get through this match.
Winner: Verdasco in three sets
Bethanie Mattek-Sands vs. Sloane Stephens: This battle of Americans should be a thriller. The veteran against the up-and-comer. I think this is an even battle, but I like how Stephens has been playing lately.
Winner: Stephens in three sets
No. 28 Viktor Troicki vs. Fabio Fogini: This has five sets written all over it. Troicki just played a five-seeter in the first round and may not have enough left in the tank. Fogini is always tough on the clay, and is more than capable of the upset.
Winner: Fogini in five sets
Vania King vs. No. 15 Dominika Cibulkova: King certainly has the game to pull off the upset, the question may be if she has the belief. Cibulkova looked sharp in her first-round match and may be ready to play some of her best tennis.
Winner: Cibulkova in three sets
Juan Carlos Ferrero vs. No. 21 Marin Cilic: Ferrero looked stellar in his first match, but he will need to up his game even more against Cilic. You never know which Cilic will show up for the match, and that's the biggest key to the match.
Winner: Ferrero in four sets
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