US Open Day 5 Men’s Picks

Predicted Winner in BOLD Second Round Fabio Fognini vs. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez – Momentum from beating Monaco carries over for Garcia-Lopez. Juan Martin del Potro (7) vs. Ryan Harrison – I could see Harrison win a set, but JMDP should advance. John Isner (9) vs. Jarkko Nieminen – This should be a similar match to John’s…

US Open Day 4 Men’s Picks

Projected Winners in BOLD Second Round Fernando Verdasco (25) vs. Albert Ramos – I’m picking a mild upset. Milos Raonic (15) vs. Paul-Henri Mathieu – Raonic’s serve should send him to the 3rd round. Marcel Granollers (24) vs. James Blake – Blake’s US Open ends against the solid Granollers. Gilles Simon (16) vs. Jimmy Wang…

Thoughts on Wozniacki, Clijsters and Isner

Warning Signs for Wozniacki The US Open was Even Worse for Caro than SW19 Caroline Wozniacki’s loss at the US Open may have had injury elements thrown into the recipe, but this is an ominous sign.  Last year, many said Wozniacki is uber fit, works hard on her game, and she is the youngest player…

US Open Day 3 Men’s Picks

US Open Day 3 Men’s Picks Predicted Winners in BOLD Grigor Dimitrov vs. Benoit Paire – Grigor is an enigma, but I think he can make strides toward the top 20. Benjamin Becker vs. Ryan Harrison – Ryan should win this match, but he’s capable of melting down. Igor Sijsling vs. Daniel Gimeno-Traver Viktor Troicki…

US Open Day 2 Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD There are a lot of great matches today – I wish I was in Flushing Meadows First Round Rogerio Dutra da Silva vs. Teymuraz Gabashvili Alexandr Dolgopolov (14) vs. Jesse Levine – An upset here would not shock me, but I am going with Dolgopolov. Milos Raonic (15) vs. Santiago Giraldo – He needs a good result here to…

US Open Day 1 Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Andy Murray (3) vs. Alex Bogomolov Jr. – Andy should advance Paul-Henri Mathieu vs. Igor Andreev – This is a 50-50 type match, but I like Paul-Henri due to his fitness Hiroki Moriya vs. Ivan Dodig Fernando Verdasco (25) vs. Rui Machado Possible upset here Maxime Authom vs. Bjorn Phau Nikolay…

Pre-US Open Power Ranking

**** Given that Rafael Nadal is not playing the US Open he will not be ranked, but his 2012 position is either 3rd or 4th in my mind. Dan Martin’s 2012 Power Ranking US Open Edition Roger Federer – If anyone had told Roger Federer that 2012 would include a Wimbledon title, he likely would…

Sampras Turns 41 and Federer Turns 31

Familiar Faces By some luck for tennis junkies, Pete Sampras was born on August 12, 1971 and Roger Federer was born on August 8, 1981.  The two men are almost exactly 10 years apart in age.  Tennis fans waited from Borg’s retirement to Sampras’ ascendency to see a player win over 10 slams in his…

Power Ranking for August 13-19

Dan Martin’s 2012 Power Rankings for the Week of August 13 through August 19 1.  Roger Federer – Federer has won 5 titles in 2012.  Cincinnati could lead to a new #1 in my rankings as well as in the ATP rankings. 2.  Novak Djokovic – Winning his 2nd consecutive Rogers Cup has Djokovic looking…

Who Will Finish 2012 Ranked #1? (Tennis Poll)

2012 Resumes Roger Federer – Wimbledon title, 2 Masters 1000 titles, Dubai and Rotterdam titles, runner-up finishes at Halle and the Olympic games, semifinal finishes at the Australian Open, Rome and The French Open Rafael Nadal – French Open title, 2 Masters 1000 titles, and a Barcelona title, runner-up finish at the Australian Open, semifinal…