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If you’re tempted to think that only the women indulge in extended tennis grunts, you’ve probably never seen, or heard, Brazil’s Dutra Silva on one of his loud days—his groan might resound through Court Philippe Chatrier tomorrow. Will he have success doing anything else? Not if we go by what happened the last time these two met. It was at the US Open in 2012, and Djokovic won in three lopsided sets.
Dutra Silva’s heavy topspin is better suited to clay than hard courts, and Djokovic, despite his Roman renaissance last week, is still not the player he was six years ago. But he’s probably past the point where he will struggle to get through this one. Winner: Djokovic
Racquet Bracket—Tennis Channel dissects the men's draw at Roland Garros: