WTA Miami: March 26, 2014 Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD My WTA predictions at Indian Wells were dismal.  I can only hide behind my pinched nerve so long though as I wade back into two matches that could easily go either way. Na Li (2) vs. Caroline Wozniacki (11) – The Dane could easily win this match.  She is a very fit athlete who…

Masters Miami: March 26, 2014 ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Yesterday I was 7-1 in my picks so I hope to keep the momentum going Quarterfinal Round Novak Djokovic (2) vs. Andy Murray (6) – Their first sanctioned meeting since Murray won WImbledon last year.  These two posses the best two-handed backhands on tour.  They are the two best pure returners.  They are two…

Masters Miami: March 25, 2014 Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD This is a big day and a lot of great matches are there for tennis fans to watch Fourth Round Milos Raonic (12) vs. Benjamin Becker – Becker could win if Milos is error probe, but the match is on the Canadian’s racquet.   Rafael Nadal (1) vs. Fabio Fognini (14) –…

Masters Miami Predictions: March 24, 2014

Predicted Winners in BOLD Milos Raonic (12) vs. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez – This is no sure thing, I think Raonic wins.  He likes the surface in Miami and that means a lot. Alexandr Dolgopolov (22) vs. Dusan Lajovic – Dolgopolov has been strong as of late. Tomas Berdych (7) vs. Joao Sousa – Cash the Big Czech for at…

Tennis Power Ranking 2014: Indian Wells Nole on a Role?

Third Tennis Power Ranking 2014 Masters 1000 events always lead to movement Rafael Nadal – Nadal will remain number at least through the conclusion of Miami.  Those who over analyze things might look at a loss to Wawrinka, losing a set and saving match points versus Andujar on clay, losing a set to Stepanek, and then…

Indian Wells 2014 Final Prediction: Djokovic vs. Federer

Novak Djokovic (2) vs. Roger Federer (7) The head-to-head between these two champions stands at 17-15 in favor of Federer.  Each man has produced some instant classic tennis when playing the other.  Federer’s smash lob versus Nole at the 2008 US Open stands out as moment in my memory.  Nole’s 2008 Australian Open semifinal demolition of Federer was…

Indian Wells 2014 Final Prediction: Radwanska vs. Pennetta

Agnieszka Radwanska (2) vs. Flavia Pennetta (20) My picks on the ATP draw at Indian Wells were hit or miss, but my WTA picks were downright awful.  Most of the credit or blame goes to these two players.  I did not predict them to win their semifinal matches.  I thought Pennetta would lose in the quarterfinal round as…

Two Cool Videos from Indian Wells

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03ndRyTQvdk] Federer running down two overheads (Dolgopolov could have done a bit more with each overhead) Federer and Edberg training.  Some of the best moments at tennis tournaments are just watching players practice.  Seeing how well they have honed their craft and how talented they are is worth the price of a ticket.  

Indian Wells 2014 Semifinal Prediction: Isner vs. Djokovic

Novak Djokovic (2) vs. John Isner (12) As I stated in my last post, my picks have been dismal at Indian Wells this year.  In 2012 (see above), Isner won in this very spot and then lost to Roger Federer in the Indian Wells final.  History could repeat itself as John’s serve is so big that it gives…

Indian Wells 2014 Semifinal Prediction: Federer vs. Dolgopolov

My predictions for Indian Wells have been the worst I have ever put forth on any Masters 1000 Event so read with caution.  Hopefully, I can end the event with some good picks. Semifinals Roger Federer (7) vs. Alexandr Dolgopolov (28) This match pits two players with a great deal of variety against one another.  Federer has more…