Wimbledon 2016: Day 5 Ladies’ Singles Predictions

Better days for each player? Predicted Winners in BOLD 3 Former Champions w/ 13 Total Singles Titles in Action on the Ladies Side of the Draw Serena Williams (USA) [1] v Christina McHale (USA) – Serena will win, but McHale will likely make one set pretty interesting.  Venus Williams (USA) [8] v Daria Kasatkina (RUS) [29] – I am not…

Wimbledon 2016: Day 5 Gentlemen’s Singles Predictions

Dreddy vs. Kyrgios could be unreal Predicted Winners in BOLD – This is a Great Slate of Matches for Day 5 JMdP -“Hey, you know I’m not in the big 4, but I have a major title.” SW – “Well, I’ve got two.” (PR) Juan Martin del Potro VS (4) Stan Wawrinka – If JMDP were a little more…

Wimbledon 2016: Day 4 Gentlemen’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD I will be sticking with my original picks to the best of my memory’s ability for matches already underway. Julien Benneteau (FRA) v Kei Nishikori (JPN) [5] – I think Kei wins so long as he returns well and hits good passing shots. Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) v Andy Murray (GBR) [2] – Andy Murray should…

Wimbledon 2016: Day 4 Ladies’ Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD I will do my best to remember my picks from yesterday in matches underway.  Otherwise, I think disruptions tend to favor underdogs as everything running according to plan and taking place under ideal conditions tends to let tennis alone be the factor leading to victory or defeat.  The more muddled things…

Wimbledon 2016: Day 3 Gentlemen’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) v Adrian Mannarino (FRA) – I like Novak to advance in this match. [3] Roger Federer (SUI) v [Q] Marcus Willis (GBR) – Roger will be the bad guy, but he should win. [16] Gilles Simon (FRA) v Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) – Grigor needs a win here…

Wimbledon 2016: Day 3 Ladies’ Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Some of these are the same matches I picked yesterday so my brief analysis has been truncated even further [3] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) v Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) – Aga has good feel for grass and it may help her hold serve more easily as well. [16] Johanna Konta (GBR) v Monica…

Wimbledon 2016: Day 2 Gentlemen’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs [WC] Liam Broady (GBR) – I think Andy will advance. [4] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs Taylor Fritz (USA) – It will be interesting to see what influence Krajicek brings as part of Stan’s team. [15] Nick Kyrgios (AUS) v Radek Stepanek (CZE) – This is an…

Wimbledon 2016: Day 2 Ladies’ Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD She’s on the brink of history again, but @serenawilliams isn’t feeling the pressure: https://t.co/eigNOQiE5u pic.twitter.com/bKijGlgEY3 — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 26, 2016 [1] Serena Williams (USA) v [Q] Amra Sadikovic (SUI) – Good news – you qualified, Bad news – you drew the #1 seed and defending champion [13] Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)…

Wimbledon 2016: The Origins of Tennis

As Wimbledon is about to get underway, it might do us all well to look at the precursors to Lawn Tennis.  If Lawn Tennis started in the late 1800s, and the Tennis Court Oath from the French Revolution took place in 1789 and tennis is referenced in the writings of William Shakespeare and Jean-Jacques Rousseau,…