The Men's tournament in Cincinnati will still be missing Rafael Nadal this week and that means the first thing we should look for is which of the remaining top four players have been paired with one another.
This week, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have been set to meet in the Semi Final, something that should leave the way clear for Roger Federer to make it through to the Final at the least.
Federer missed Toronto last week as he believes he needed a little bit of rest, both physically and emotionally, having invested so much in winning Wimbledon and earning the Silver Medal from the London Olympics.
The World Number 1 has been given a kind opening match in the draw, facing the winner of the Jarkko Nieminen and Alex Bogomolov match, and he can't complain too much about any of the competitors in his half of the draw as he avoids Murray, Djokovic and Juan Martin Del Potro until the Final at the earliest.
Federer may have been beaten in the Quarter Final last season, but he is a four time winner here in Cincinnati, including in 2009 and 2010, and I don't see him being beaten before the Final with the way he has been playing.
There are a few more question marks about who he would meet in the Final as Novak Djokovic is in the Final in Toronto and may be a little tired having gone deep in the Olympics too, while Andy Murray has a slight issue with his knees and Juan Martin Del Potro may just be the man having had an additional week to rest following his early exit in Toronto.
However, the way Murray has been playing over the last six weeks means I wouldn't favour Del Potro against him so I am just going to stick with Roger Federer to win the title here for the fifth time.
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