Wimbledon 2014: Day 9 Gentlemen’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD I thought the bottom half of the draw was softer than the top half.  I still think that, but having to win either 4 best of 5 set matches in 6 days should even the odds a bit with the top half players. Centre Court Centre Court [2] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. [WC] Nick…

Wimbledon 2014: Day 9 Ladies’ Singles Predictions

Groundhog’s Day? Predicted Winners in BOLD Centre Court [5] Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs. [9] Angelique Kerber (GER) – I love Kerber’s fight although she could and should have handled the Roland Garros situation differently.  I think Sharapova wins in 2. [6] Petra Kvitova (CZE) vs. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) – Czech battle Court 1 [22] Ekaterina Makarova vs. [23] Lucie Safarova (CZE) – A great opportunity exists for both…

Bouchard through to Wimbledon quarter-finals

Originally posted on Global News:
LONDON – Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard is through to the quarter-finals of Wimbledon after defeating France’s Alize Cornet 7-6 (5), 7-5. Bouchard trailed Cornet 4-2 and 5-2 in the second set, but battled and won four straight games back to keep her string of Grand Slam quarter-final appearances intact. Bouchard, the…

Wimbledon 2014: Day 8 Gentlemen’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Is there a better day in Tennis than the 2nd Monday at Wimbledon? Centre Court [3] Andy Murray (GBR) vs [20] Kevin Anderson (RSA) – Mr. Anderson has played well in slams in 2014.  He has compiled a 9-2 record.  Murray has been better with a 12-2 record in Grand Slam play.  The defending champion should…

Wimbledon 2014: Day 8 Ladies’ Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Every player in the draw has to feel that her chances of winning the title improved after Serena lost The 2nd Monday at Wimbledon is a Great Event.  It is a lot like the first four days of the NCAA basketball tournament.  Many matches are going on simultaneously and a fan…

10 and Under Tennis: Tennis A-Z Free e-Book Review

Tennis A-Z by Lissa Johnston Free eBook Link – http://10u10s.blogspot.com/p/free-ebook.html I will provide a link to Tennis A-Z a few other times, but to give a sense of what I am reviewing I thought placing the link at the top was a good idea. 10 and Under Tennis: Introducing a Sport for Life 10 and Under…

Wimbledon 2014 Midpoint Thoughts

Wimbledon’s Middle Sunday Milos is finding his grass footing Jon Wertheim has praised Wimbledon for sticking with their policy of not having matches (and broadcasts) on the Middle Sunday despite the practice meaning Wimbledon leaves a lot of revenue on the table.  It is an anachronistic idea, but that helps make Wimbledon Wimbledon.  Here are…

What’s wrong with Serena Williams?

Originally posted on For The Win:
For the third consecutive Grand Slam, world No. 1 Serena Williams was stunned in the early rounds, losing on Saturday to world No. 25 Alize Cornet in a third-round match at Wimbledon. Williams is now 6-3 at Grand Slams this year and has failed to make the quarterfinals in…

Wimbledon 2014: Day 6 Gentlemen’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Centre Court [2] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) – If Rafa drops a set, no one will be shocked.  If Rafa drops 3 sets, I will be shocked. [4] Roger Federer (SUI) vs Santiago Giraldo (COL) – This could be a tricky match for Roger as Giraldo is playing well in recent months. Court 1 [5] Stan Wawrinka (SUI)…