French Open 2016: June 1st Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD I love this scene in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (also I’m never gonna stop the rain by complaining) [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs [14] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) – To Finish 3-6 6-4 4-1 – Novak should gut this one out in 4 sets. [2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs [9]…

French Open 2016: June 1st Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD I’ve been very happy the last 2 days*  [1] Serena Williams (USA) vs. [18] Elina Svitolina (UKR) – This should be a tough match for the world #1 and defending champion.  I think Serena wins, but I’d give Svitolina a 30% chance at springing the upset. [21] Samantha Stosur (AUS) vs….

ScykohPlays: A Play Through of Mario Tennis

I will update this specific post with future parts of this series.  Given all of the rain in Paris, this might be a good change of pace.  Scykoh does a lot of video game reviews and play throughs.  I am not sure if this series begins due to Roland Garros taking place.  My daughter is…

French Open 2016: May 31st Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Will the Weather Hold? Serena Williams (USA) [1] vs. Elina Svitolina (UKR) [18] – This is the last match I made a pick for in this post.  Part of me thinks Svitolina and the future arrive in a big way via an upset.  On the other hand, Serena is the defending champion and…

French Open 2016: May 31st Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Will the Weather Hold? David Goffin (BEL) [12] vs. Ernests Gulbis (LAT) – Gulbis keeps advancing despite my picking against him in every round.  Well, he is not getting my nod vs. Goffin.  The Belgian played some awesome tennis in Miami and then stumbled a bit in his transition to the clay circuit….

French Open 2016: Two Clay Court Lessons I Failed to Learn

Given today’s soggy weather, I will journey into my own modest past playing USTA junior events on har-tru/green clay.  I remember two losses that could have gone the other direction had I been less stubborn on court. Lesson from Match One – Vary Service Speeds and Placements In the early round of an event, I…

French Open 2016: May 30th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD This is a Fun Slate of Matches David Goffin (BEL) [12] vs. Ernests Gulbis (LAT) – Gulbis keeps advancing despite my picking against him in every round.  Well, he is not getting my nod vs. Goffin.  The Belgian played some awesome tennis in Miami and then stumbled a bit in his transition to…

French Open 2016: May 30th Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Today’s Matches Should Be Awesome Serena Williams (USA) [1] vs. Elina Svitolina (UKR) [18] – This is the last match I made a pick for in this post.  Part of me thinks Svitolina and the future arrive in a big way via an upset.  On the other hand, Serena is the defending champion…

French Open 2016: Clay Court Tips – Sliding

I’ve only ever played on har-tru/green clay when it comes to softer surfaces.  Sliding has been a skill that has eluded me since I first started playing tennis in 1985.  It may be too late for me, but hopefully it is not too late for you.  I will give sliding another try this summer.  Hopefully,…

French Open 2016: May 29th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [3] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs [22] Viktor Troicki (SRB) – Stan is on a winning streak of a sort, but I am not even sure how Troicki is here.  I keep picking against him so his camp should be glad to see I again have little faith in this Serbian player….