ATP Picks: Cincinnati

Back to back Masters events takes us to beautiful Ohio!

In fact, the players are fairly fond of this event, even if some of the top players decide to re-group before the US Open.

Form:

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Federer defends this year for a change and his main rivals are all over the place with Nadal and Murray scraping off the rust while Djokovic continues to serve more bagels out than a deli.

Loads of great 1st rounders here and I’m liking the ascendency of Janko ‘The Reader’ Tipsarevic as well as the comeback kid Alex Bogomolov to do well. Watch out for James Blake who also is on a rankings comeback trail who already put out Marcos ‘The Bagman’ Baghdatis.

Let’s break it down:

Surface: Hard
Defending Champion: Roger Federer
Dark Horse:
Alex Bogomolov Jr
My pick:
Rafael Nadal

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