Masters Miami 2013 Final Prediction Murray vs. Ferrer

Linked Over the Past 52 Weeks Andy Murray and David Ferrer had a pair of intense matches at the 2012 French Open and Wimbledon events.  Each man took a hard earned four set victory on his preferred surface.  Since that time, Murray has won an Olympic Gold Medal and a US Open title.  Ferrer led…

Masters Miami 2013: Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Semifinals Gasquet Posted a Huge QF Win Andy Murray (2) vs. Richard Gasquet (8) – Gasquet is re-establishing himself in a big way, but I think Murray is going to win in an entertaining match. Haas has Beaten Djokovic and Federer Over the Past 52 Weeks David Ferrer (3) vs. Tommy Haas (15) – I picked against…

Masters Miami Predictions 27 March 2013

Predicted Winners in BOLD Quarterfinals David Ferrer (3) vs. Jurgen Melzer – Jurgen could win, but Ferrer is a guy who tends to win the matches he is supposed to win. Gilles Simon (11) vs. Tommy Haas (15) – Simon is the player who may be fatigued.  Haas beat Federer at Halle last year and Nole in Miami this year.  Not…

Who Needs a 5th Major?

Four or Five or? The Indian Wells-Miami section of the tour is a great stretch for tennis fans.  Most of the top players on the ATP and WTA play both events and great matches abound.  It also leads to talk of a “Fifth Major” status for one or the other event.  This talk is not…

Masters Miami Predictions for 26 March 2013

Predicted Winners in BOLD Fourth Round Albert Ramos vs. Jurgen Melzer – I love Melzer, but I think the slow hard courts will benefit Ramos more. Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Tommy Haas (15) – Nole should win, but Tommy Haas’ resurgence has been a nice story over the past 15 months. Andy Murray (2) vs. Andreas Seppi (16) – Murray will win in one…

Tennis Power Ranking 2013: Indian Wells

Dan Martin’s 2013 Power Ranking #4 1.  Novak Djokovic – Nole is number one, but he can hear footsteps behind him right now. 2.  Rafael Nadal – 3 consecutive tournament titles, including his first hard court title in over 2 years, have Rafa rising.  Change since last Ranking +1 3.  Andy Murray – This Indian Wells was…

Indian Wells 2013 Championship Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Final Rafael Nadal (5) vs. Juan Martin del Potro (7) I think Nadal completes a remarkable comeback by defeating a player who has given him some trouble.  Delpo is obviously on a roll beating Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic in succession.  For JMDP to win he will need to serve big so that he…

March 15, 2013: Indian Wells Match Predictions or Et tu Tsonga?

Beware the Ides of March Predicted Winners in BOLD Quarterfinal Round Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (8) – Et tu Tsonga?  Doubtful.  Nole advances to the semis. Andy Murray (3) vs. Juan Martin del Potro (7) – If Murray is still nuring his Australian Open loss, Delpo has a great chance at an upset….

March 14, 2013: Indian Wells Match Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Quarterfinals Tomas Berdych (6) vs. Kevin Anderson – Kevin Anderson has had a great tournament.  Beating David Ferrer and Gilles Simon is no small task.  Still, Berdych will be able to hold serve more easily than Simon or Ferrer could.  The Big Czech will likely advance due to having a stronger ground game and…

March 13, 2013: Indian Wells Match Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Fourth Round Andy Murray (3) vs. Carlos Berlocq – Murray should win in two easy sets as Berlocq has no weapons to threaten Murray. Rafael Nadal (5) vs. Ernests Gulbis – Gulbis is on a hot streak and Nadal is maybe not sure about hard courts.  Still, Rafa is the smart pick. Gilles Simon (13) vs. Kevin Anderson – Simon…

March 12, 2013: Indian Wells Match Predictions

Predicted Winner in BOLD Third Round Juan Martin del Potro (7) vs. Bjorn Phau – Delpo should win in a straightforward match. Sam Querrey (23) vs. Marinko Matosevic – USTA, “Help us Sam Querrey.  You’re our only hope.” Andy Murray (3) vs. Yen-Hsun Lu – Murray wins Kei Nishikori (16) vs. Carlos Berlocq – On paper, Nishikori should win, but I think Berlocq’s Latin American clay court…

March 11, 2013: Indian Wells Match Picks

Predicted Winner in BOLD [5] Rafael Nadal (ESP) v Leonardo Mayer (ARG) – Rafa rolls Ivan Dodig (CRO) v [2] Roger Federer (SUI) – Federer wins Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) v [18] Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) – Call me nostalgic, but I think Rusty wins unless Stan returns well. Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) v Kevin Anderson (RSA) – The big server beats the veteran. [20] Andreas Seppi (ITA) v [Q] Ernests…