US Open 2014: Day 4 Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD 8 A. Murray vs. M. Bachinger – Murray would like a quick win to put any concerns about cramping further behind him. 31 F. Verdasco vs. A. Kuznetsov – Verdasco is fit and had a day of rest, but I think round 1 probably took something out of him and Kuznetsov is a…

US Open 2014: Great Videos – Federer, MJ, McGee & Salzenstein

Roger Federer, a Tweener and Michael Jordan!?! James McGee’s Reaction to Qualifying for the US Open Jeff Salzenstein described the event as follows: James McGee qualified into the US Open with a win over Ze Zhang, 6-4 in the third set. Check out this amazing match point and post match celebration. McGee battled for over…

US Open 2014: Day 3 Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Sorry these are a little late, but the chalk should advance [21] Sloane Stephens (USA) vs. Johanna Larsson (SWE) – Sloane should advance. [5] Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs. Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) – Sharapova is going to advance. [19] Venus Williams (USA) vs  Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) – Venus with a day off…

US Open 2014: Day 3 Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [6] Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs. Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) – MATCH OF THE DAY ALERT I would not be shocked to see Hewitt win, but Berdych should be able to dictate play and win in 3 or 4 sets.  However, if LLeyton can hold serve consistently and get sets to 4-4 or…

US Open 2014: Day 2 Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD I am fading so I won’t say much, but just make my picks. [8] Ana Ivanovic (SRB) vs. Alison Riske (USA) – This is a terrible draw for AI, but I think she will win in a close match. [3] Petra Kvitova (CZE) vs. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) – Petra has had…

US Open 2014: Day 2 Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [13] John Isner (USA) vs. [WC] Marcos Giron (USA) – Isner needs to make quick work of his compatriot. [2] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. Marinko Matosevic (AUS) – This match may be one of the harder parts of Roger’s first week draw. Sam Querrey (USA) vs. Maxino Gonzalez (ARG) – Sam…

US Open Memories: Rafter vs. Sampras 1998

This was a great match and maybe one of the last great clashes between two guys making their way toward the net with great frequency.  Before tennis conditions began to slow down and strings began to make passing shots easier to hit, some attacking players were serve and then volley if necessary players.  Sampras and…

US Open 2014 Day 1 Quick Hits & The Outer Courts are Back

Quick Hits Nick Kyrgios won a spirited 4 set match with Mikhail Youzhny demonstrating that his health may be where it needs to be to make a splash in NY Andy Murray put in a survive and advance first day Fernando “Hot Sauce” Verdasco won his 400th match in a 5 set thriller Simona Halep,…

US Open 2014: Day 1 Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Evening Session Matches at the Bottom 9 J. Jankovic vs. B. Jovanovski – JJ should advance. J. Konta vs. S. Peer – Peer has not done much in 2014, but she should win this match. K. Knapp vs. T. Pironkova – On grass, I’d take Pirokova, but Knapp is a veteran…

US Open 2014: Day 1 Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD A Great Slate of Day Matches If you have tickets, they are truly valuable, and I envy you. Night Session Predictions at the Bottom 16 T. Robredo vs. E. Roger-Vasselin – This should be a good match, but Robredo’s fitness level makes him hard to beat in three out of five…