Wimbledon 2016: Day 1 Gentlemen’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB)  vs [WC] James Ward (GBR) – I like Novak here. Last match first match [3] Roger Federer (SUI) vs Guido Pella (ARG) – Roger should advance. [5] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs Sam Groth (AUS) – This is no easy match for Kei, but I think he eventually…

Wimbledon 2016: Day 1 Ladies’ Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Garbine Muguruza (ESP) vs Camila Giorgi (ITA) – Post-slam letdowns can happen.  Muguruza also has a lot of points to defend.  A loss here would surprise but not shock me.  Still, she should win. [8]Venus Williams (USA) vs Donna Vekic (CRO) – Venus generally plays better at Wimbledon than anywhere…

Wimbledon 2016: The Quiet before the Storm

This Wimbledon seems to start on a low key note.  Maybe I am not used to the extra week between Roland Garros and Wimbledon.  Maybe the prospect of a hard court season in the Americas with the olympic games, two masters 1000 season, and the US Open seems like a jam packed schedule.  For whatever,…

Nottingham 2016: Championship Prediction

Steve Johnson vs (2) Pablo Cuevas 250 level ATP events can lead to some interesting results and this is no exception.  Pablo Cuevas is the #2 seed as 25th ranked player in the world.  Cuevas who stands just under 6′ tall is not the stereotypical grass court contender even in an age of slower grass courts. He has…

Nottingham 2016: Semifinal Predictions

  Predicted Winners in BOLD Remaining Quarterfinal Match – I will stick with my earlier pick of Anderson over Johnson, but that is far from a given. Semifinal Round [2] Pablo Cuevas (URU) vs. [8] Gilles Muller (LUX) H2H – Muller is playing like a grass court specialist the past 3 weeks.  I like him to…

Quick Hits – Azarenka Missing Wimbledon 2016

Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from #Wimbledon due to a knee injury. Get well soon, @vika7. pic.twitter.com/Zkt8m36aLJ — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 23, 2016 Victoria Azarenka showed a lot of fight in 2015 and was willing to compete with Serena Williams even if she came up on the losing end of a number of tough 3 set…

Excellent Videos Tweeted by @Wimbledon

Be Sure to Follow @Wimbledon if you have a Twitter account as their content is top notch! Juan Martin del Potro’s Serve in Slow Motion Wait, wait, wait…💥@delpotrojuan #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/3kkfZWJCx5 — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 21, 2016 Roger Federer’s Backhand Up close and personal with @rogerfederer #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/zgWck1qjix — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 22, 2016 Garbine Muguruza…

Nottingham 2016: Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [4] Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) vs. [8] Gilles Muller (LUX) – This is a 50-50 match.  I think Muller is a little more reliable, but Dolgopolov probably has the higher ceiling of the two. [2] Pablo Cuevas (URU) vs. [9] Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) H2H – Baghdatis is resurgent and has a nice game for…