Wawrinka and Federer Bring the Davis Cup to Switzerland

Stanislas and Roger’s Excellent Adventure This match set a tone Stanislas Wawrinka added Switzerland’s first Davis Cup title to a year that saw him win a first Grand Slam and a first Masters 1000 title. Roger Federer added an important missing piece to his unprecedented career.  Stan and Roger also won Gold for Switzerland in…

Davis Cup 2014: Day 3 Analysis and Predictions

I did not post anything about the doubles today because the line-ups could be changed so close to match time and because doubles is a different animal.  The remaining singles matches set Switzerland as 1 win away from a first ever Davis Cup title, but France will likely have 27,000 fans and a winnable set…

Davis Cup Final 2014: Day 1 Thoughts and Predictions

Thoughts I did not write about the dust up between Federer and Wawrinka this past Saturday because it was so minor.  In a team sport, it would not even have registered.  I think the individual nature of tennis made this into a bit of fodder for many tennis sites, but if Boris Becker and Michael…

World Tour Finals 2014 Championship Prediction: Djokovic vs. Federer

World #1 Novak Djokovic vs. World #2 Roger Federer Stanislas Wawrinka would have been a worthy finalist, but this match features the top two players in the world and the the two men who are undefeated in London this week.  Federer and Djokovic have each won a lot of titles this year.  Djokovic won Indian…

World Tour Finals 2014: Federer vs. Wawrinka Prediction

The Swiss Civil War: Roger Federer vs. Stanislas Wawrinka Next week, these two competitors will be teammates as Switzerland tries to win the Davis Cup title for the first time.  Today, they will face-off for a spot in the championship round of the World Tour Finals.  I think Wawrinka has a better chance to spring…

World Tour Finals 2014: Djokovic vs. Nishikori

Novak Djokovic vs. Kei Nishikori  These two players had a recent duel in Paris.  Novak took that match and reversed the results of their US Open semifinal clash.  Nishikori has a lot of game and can hurt anyone when his game is clicking.  However, Djokovic’s form in Paris and through the round robin matches in…

World Tour Finals 2014: Djokovic vs. Berdych Prediction

Novak Djokovic vs. Tomas Berdych The 2014 World Tour Finals have produced a lot of one-sided matches.  Djokovic has been a big part of this trend as he handed two breadsticks to Marin Cilic and a bagel to Stanislas Wawrinka.  Berdych took a beating from Wawrinka, but the Big Czech also handed a beating to…

World Tour Finals 2014: Wawrinka vs. Cilic Prediction

Stanislas Wawrinka vs. Marin Cilic Marin played some great big man tennis to win the US Open.  Wawrinka commanded the court and hit through opponents to win the US Open.  Each man broke the Big 4’s monopoly on majors this year.  With Stan and Marin’s break throughs added to Nishikori, Raonic, Dimitrov and even Kyrgios…

World Tour Finals 2014: Federer vs. Murray Prediction

Roger Federer vs. Andy Murray I am not sure what to think about this match.  Roger has looked razor sharp in his first two wins.  He also has beaten Murray both times they have played in 2014 (winning 5 of 6 sets).  Murray has won 3 titles since the US Open concluded and needs a…

World Tour Finals 2014: Nishikori vs. Raonic Prediction

Kei Nishikori vs. Milos Raonic  This is sort of like George Foreman vs. Floyd Mayweather.  One player hits heavy shots and blasts away with punishing power generated by a powerful frame.  The other player generates power through exquisite timing.  In a boxing match, I would take Foreman over Mayweather because no one in boxing can…

World Tour Finals 2014: Djokovic vs. Wawrinka Prediction

Novak Djokovic vs. Stanislas Wawrinka These two have posted a lot of great matches over the past two years.  Djokovic has an incredibly ability to return serve and go from defense to offense in a single point.  Wawrinka can play old fashioned bullying tennis around the court.  He can at times hit through Novak’s counter-punching…