Miami Open 2016: March 26th WTA and ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [6] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. [Q] Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) H2H – Kei is always interesting in early rounds as he can maul people or he can be pushed when least expected. [3] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) vs. Madison Brengle (USA) [5] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Damir Dzumhur (BIH) H2H – Rafa has never won Miami…

Miami Open 2016: March 25 WTA and ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Angelique Kerber (GER) vs. Barbora Strycova (CZE) – Kerber is allowed a post-Slam hangover, but I think she will be back in the mix sooner rather than later. [8] David Ferrer (ESP) vs. [Q] Taylor Fritz (USA) H2H  – Unlikely, but I have a feeling. [3] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [PR]…

Pre-tournament Miami Open visit

Originally posted on Tennisnutz.com:
There is no better way to spend an afternoon than watching world-class tennis live… I drove down to Key Biscayne on Tuesday, knowing that I’ll catch some Miami Open first round women’s matches and men’s and women’s final rounds of qualifiers. The official start of the tournament was the next day. Top…

Three Little Pigs: ATP Miami 3-25-16

Originally posted on tennispig:
A look at three big matches scheduled for Friday at the Miami Open. Little pig, little pig, let me in … to your fridge … for some bacon. (3) Roger Federer v Juan Martin Del Potro Due to Del Potro’s low ranking as he returns from an extended injury hiatus, this…

Miami Open 2016: March 24th ATP and WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs. Donald Young (USA) H2H Borna Coric (CRO) vs. Denis Istomin (UZB) H2H [20] Sloane Stephens (USA) vs. [WC] Heather Watson (GBR) – This should be a fun one. [1] Serena Williams (USA) vs. Christina McHale (USA) – I like Serena to win this one, but McHale should not…

Miami Open 2016: March 23rd ATP & WTA Predictions

  Predicted Winners in BOLD Alexander Zverev (GER) vs. [WC] Michael Mmoh (USA) H2H – This young talent adds some momentum. Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs. Gilles Muller (LUX) H2H – This should be fun and quite unpredictable. Christina McHale (USA) vs. Misaki Doi (JPN) – McHale could use a nice win. Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) vs. Lucie Hradecka (CZE) –…

WTA Miami Open 2016: Main Draw Preview

Originally posted on Moo's Tennis Blog:
The dust has barely settled from an eventful ten days in Indian Wells but just like London buses, the second Premier Mandatory tournament of the year is set to get underway in Miami. In case you missed it, you can read my final Match Points post from the BNP Paribas…

Quick Hits – Indian Wells Fallout Over Equal Pay

Prelude – Tennis Hooks People in Different Ways Some fans and journalists seem to focus on tennis from a statistical level with some emphasis on betting.  Others focus on kits, dating, and general categories associated with the celebrity culture.  If I had to categorize myself, I’d say I like the competition of professional tennis as…