Valencia final preview and pick: Bautista Agut vs. Sousa

Originally posted on The Grandstand:
Spain’s own Roberto Bautista Agut will enjoy home-court advantage in Sunday’s Valencia final against Joao Sousa. Bautista Agut saved a whopping six match points in a semifinal win over Steve Johnson. Taking place simultaneously with the Basel title match between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, it will be final that…

Basel final preview and pick: Nadal vs. Federer XXXIV

Originally posted on The Grandstand:
It will be the the 34th meeting between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal when two friendly rivals battle for the Basel title on Sunday. They have not faced each other at a tournament this small since Dubai in 2006. On the day after Halloween, fans at the Swiss Indoors Basel…

Basel 2015: Rafael Nadal vs. Roger Federer Prediction

Rafael Nadal vs. Roger Federer ICYMI, see how #Federer edged @Kohlschreiber in @_Swiss_Indoors Thursday highlights. Watch: https://t.co/rWG9AvqP1e pic.twitter.com/rSri4djcia — ATP World Tour (@ATPWorldTour) October 30, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js The fact these two are still contesting finals in 2015 when they met in their first tournament final in 2005 is impressive.  Rafael Nadal owns a distinct head-to-head…

WTA Tour Finals 2015: Kvitova vs. Radwanska Prediction

Between time spent on graduate school and the time difference between Kentucky and Singapore, I have not said much about this event.  I am interested in the results even if Serena shut her season down. . edges Sharapova 6-3, 7-6(3)! Sets #WTAFinals final showdown vs @ARadwanska! pic.twitter.com/Fy0uoqkgIa — WTA (@WTA) October 31, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Agnieszka…

Stars, Stripes and Swiss: Catching Up with Isner and Sock

Originally posted on The Tennis Island:
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/john-isner-of-us-celebrates-a-point-during-the-second-day-news-photo/494521948 After a long year on the tour, several American men are playing their penultimate tournament of the season on Swiss soil. Donald Young, John Isner, Jack Sock and Denis Kudla all made the trip to Basel and it’ll be their penultimate event of the year. With the exception of Kudla…

Basel QF previews and picks: Federer vs. Goffin, Gasquet vs. Karlovic

Originally posted on The Grandstand:
Roger Federer will resume his Basel campaign during quarterfinal action on Friday, when he faces David Goffin. Richard Gasquet and Ivo Karlovic are also aiming for a spot in the last four. (1) Roger Federer vs. (8) David Goffin After dominating his first match of this week’s Swiss Indoors Basel 6-1,…

Basel QF previews and picks: Nadal vs. Cilic, Sock vs. Young

Originally posted on The Grandstand:
A blockbuster quarterfinal on Friday in Basel will pit Rafael Nadal against Marin Cilic. A far more surprising showdown features fellow Americans Jack Sock and Donald Young. (7) Marin Cilic vs. (3) Rafael Nadal Nadal and Cilic will be squaring off for just the fourth time in their careers and for the first time in…

Nadal overcomes Dimitrov at the Swiss Indoors

Originally posted on Happy Slam Tennis:
Round two in Basel and it was a black and blue battle between Rafael Nadal and Grigor Dimitrov. Here’s a match chat recap of what happened. Before the pre-match warm up, Grigor lines his bottles in a precise manner. At the net, Grigor and Rafa jump from foot to…

Nadal through to Basel quarterfinals, Karlovic stuns Wawrinka

Originally posted on The Grandstand:
Rafael Nadal survived a second consecutive three-setter and recovered from a break down in another must-win set before getting the best of Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in round two of the Swiss Indoors Basel on Wednesday. Nadal, who saw Lukas Rosol serve for the match on Monday only to…