The emerging face of World Tennis

Originally posted on The Popular News:
In 2003, Roger Federer started a new era in modern Tennis when he beat Mark Phillippossis in the final of Wimbledon Open. There was no stopping for him and he became invincible. Nobody ever thought that he could face a rough patch. But time is no one’s slave and…

Australian Open 2014: Nadal vs. Wawrinka Championship Prediction

Rafael Nadal (ESP) [1] vs. Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) [8] Stan and the Tough Draw Nole got the Tough Draw When the draw was released it looked like Rafael Nadal would have a tough quarterfinal match with Juan Martin del Potro who had beaten him last fall. Stanislas Wawrinka’s two instant classic matches in 2013 against Novak Djokovic were overlooked….

Australian Open 2014: Cibulkova vs. Li Prediction

Na Li (CHN) [4] vs. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) [20] Cibulkova has been a giant killer.  I keep picking against her.  She is tenacious and has made a lot of believers.  Still, Na Li has been a strong competitor at the Australian Open in previous years.  She has a big game.  I think if Na Li is playing well she…

Thanks and Analysis Coming

Dear readers, This site has had its best 12 days ever.  I want to thank you for your visits and comments.  I normally make predictions and do analysis during Grand Slam events.  I have not had time to do this for various reasons, but stick with us next week as the analysis is coming soon….

Australian Open 2014: Nadal vs. Federer Prediction(!)

Rafael Nadal (ESP) [1] vs. Roger Federer (SUI) [6] With 30 majors between them, this is about as big as a semifinal can get.  Rafa had a somewhat close straight set win over Kei Nishikori and then struggled with Grigor Dimitrov until the fourth set.  Roger Federer has looked as sharp as he’s been since winning Wimbledon…

Australian Open 2014: Wawrinka vs. Berdych Prediction

Tomas Berdych (CZE) [7] vs. Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) [8] First, this should be a great match.  Tennis has been dominated by four players for several years now.  Each of these men has been trying to break through, and each now has a chance to play for a Grand Slam title if he wins this match. …

Australian Open 2014: Radwanska vs. Cibulkova Prediction

Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) [20] vs. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) [5] Cibulkova and Radwanska get a short turn around, but since week long WTA events have players in back-to-back matches on most days this should not be a problem.  Cibulkova only dropped 3 games yesterday so she should be healthy.  Radwanska did drop a set to Vika,…

Australian Open 2014: Bouchard vs. Li Predictions

Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) [30] vs. Na Li (CHN) [4] This is a hard match to predict.  Bouchard is on the rise as a player.  Na Li has had some of her best results in Melbourne, but in total her career could be characterized as being erratic.  Na Li when playing well is just about as…