Kei Nishikori Quietly Making His Way Through The Draw

Originally posted on ATP Mens Tennis:
By Yousuf A. Khan Kei Nishikori is the first Japanese man in 82 years to make it through to the French Open quarterfinals. Yet, old and irrelevant records aren’t the only things Nishikori is achieving. Over the course of an entire week, Nishkori hasn’t dropped a single set against…

French Open 2015: June 1st Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Roger Federer (SUI) vs [13] Gael Monfils (FRA) 63 46 – TO BE COMPLETED – I will stick with Federer as I picked on Sunday.  This could go either way, but I think if Roger volleys a little better than he did on Sunday he wins.  Monfils let Federer back into the…

French Open 2015: June 1st Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Sunday Rain has Produced Quite a Slate of Matches [2] Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs [13] Lucie Safarova (CZE) – I will stick with my Sunday pick. [1] Serena Williams (USA) vs Sloane Stephens (USA) – I like Serena to win, but I also think Sloane’s backhand down the line can cause problems…

A Big Thank You to Tennis Abides’ Readers

It was another gorgeous day for tennis at Roland Garros! Check out what you missed on Day 7: http://t.co/2XI28Cu8cX pic.twitter.com/lLcz7IUCyg — Roland Garros (@rolandgarros) May 30, 2015 A View Like This is Just One Reason We Love Tennis Dear Readers, I was looking over my analytics today. May 2015 has been the best month in…

French Open 2015: May 31st Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD This is a great slate of matches, but I could see getting 3 or even all 4 of these matches wrong [4] Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs [14] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) – My gut says Tsonga wins this match, but Berdych beat Tsonga in a fairly straight forward manner in Madrid.  Berdych has…

French Open 2015: May 31st Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [19] Elina Svitolina (UKR) vs [29] Alizé Cornet (FRA) – The French tide will help put Cornet into the quarterfinal round. [21] Garbine Muguruza (ESP) vs [28] Flavia Pennetta (ITA) – Do I go with experience and good vibes or go with a player talented enough to make a huge dent in…

French Open R4 preview and pick: Federer vs. Monfils

Originally posted on The Grandstand:
Roger Federer and Gael Monfils will battle for a spot in the French Open quarterfinals on Sunday. Of their 12 previous meetings, three have come at Roland Garros (Federer is 3-0). Roger Federer and Gael Monfils will be squaring off for the 13th time in their careers when they collide…

Roland Garros 2015: Tweets from the Middle Saturday

Not the result I wanted but too good today @DjokerNole thanks @rolandgarros cya next year! #keephustlin pic.twitter.com/L98WgrfAge — Thanasi Kokkinakis (@TKokkinakis) May 30, 2015 Place de Mousquetaire the, er, place to be! Where are you watching Serena v Azarenka from? #RGeverywhere #RG15 pic.twitter.com/ojCf7EA1CP — Roland Garros (@rolandgarros) May 30, 2015 Rafa Nadal's attempt to win…

French Open 2015: May 30th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) – So long as Nole’s movement is solid, he should win in an entertaining match.  How much energy will Thanasi have left? This was a great match [15] Kevin Anderson (RSA) vs [20] Richard Gasquet (FRA) – Anderson should be quite happy to post…