Live Analysis of the 2013 Japan Open Final Raonic vs. Del Potro

I would have posted a prediction of this, but a massive deluge of rain that caused flooding in a relative’s basement led to a late night.  Hence, I can live comment this match. First Set  Del Potro held easily and Raonic returned the favor for a 1-1 start.  Another easy hold and JMDP leads 2-1….

2013 China Open Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [4] Tomas Berdych (CZE) v [2] Rafael Nadal (ESP) H2H – I actually do not think Berdych is a bad pick here as he could win, and Rafa is due for a loss.  Still, until Rafa loses or his knees look shaky, I think Rafa has to be favored in any match at the moment. [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) v [5] Richard Gasquet (FRA) H2H – Richard…

2013 Japan Open Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [3] Milos Raonic (CAN) v Ivan Dodig (CRO) – Mios has been on a role since Montreal.  I would not say that he is knocking on the door of the top 5, but Milos’ recent play is noteworthy.  Milos is not a lock to win this match, but a win would mesh with the recent form…

44 Majors since 1990 by the Numbers: Roland Garros

Prologue Part 1 of this series looked at how Pete Sampras, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have won 44 of the 96 majors held since 1990.  If Rafa, Roger and Pete don’t add any majors in 2014, they will have won 44% of the Grand Slam events held since 1990.  That is a remarkable accomplishment…

Nadal beats Kohlschreiber, Fognini thrashes Hewitt

Originally posted on The Grandstand:
Rafael Nadal gets past Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets on Wednesday in Beijing. Next up for Nadal is a quarterfinal date with Fabio Fognini, who destroyed Lleyton Hewitt. (2) Rafael Nadal d. Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 7-6(3) Nadal improved to 24-0 on hard courts this season by taking out Kohlschreiber in…