Tennis Power Ranking 2016: Novak Wins Toronto for 30th Shield!

The 8th Tennis Power Ranking 0f 2016 Novak Djokovic – His serve at times looked shaky in Toronto, but his win gives Novak a record 30th Masters 1000 shield and 1000 extra points in his lead over Andy Murray.  His wins over Berdych, Monfils, and Nishikori all make Wimbledon a more distant memory.   Andy Murray…

Montreal 2016: Simona Halep vs. Madison Keys Championship Prediction

These sort of points are worth our viewing Madison Keys vs. Simona Halep This is an excellent championship match.  Both players are legitimate threats looking for their first Grand Slam title, but they play in a way that contrasts their strengths.  Keys has power and loves to dictate play.  Halep is a gifted counter-puncher.  Keys…

Masters Canada 2016: ATP Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. [3] Kei Nishikori (JPN) H2H – Stan’s job is to use blunt force to push Kei back behind the baseline.  Stan will also need to serve well as Kei has an excellent return.  Kei’s job will be to rob Wawrinka of time.  Stan’s full swings with less time…

Montreal 2016: WTA Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD This was excellent  [2] Angelique Kerber (GER) vs  [5] Simona Halep (ROU)  – While I would never say these two players play the same way, they both share great mobility and tenacity on court. Halep leads their head-to-head series 3-2 including a 3 set win last year in Toronto.  Kerber’s 2 wins have…

Masters Canada 2016: Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs.  Kevin Anderson (RSA) H2H – This could be a really good match.  I think Stan will win because his game is more well rounded.  Still, Anderson might avenge last year’s US Open loss to Stan.   [3] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) H2H – Grigor has shown…

Montreal 2016: WTA Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [5] Simona Halep (ROU) vs. [9] Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) – I like Halep in this match due to her mobility and tenacity.  Still, Kuzy is a veteran with a big forehand who just posted another nice win in 2016 in beating Petra Kvitova.   [2] Angelique Kerber (GER) vs. Daria Kasatkina…

Masters Canada 2016: July 28th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [3] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. Rajeev Ram (USA) H2H – Ram could win, but he is certainly not the favorite. [2] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. [16] Jack Sock (USA) H2H – Stan should win, but typically his Masters 1000 results are pretty scattered so a Sock win should not be discounted. [4] Milos…

Montreal 2016: July 28th WTA Predictions

These have to be quick so No Analysis Predicted Winners in BOLD Kerber vs. Venus 2014 – Both are in action today [5] Simona Halep (ROU) vs [14] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) [4] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) vs [16] Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) [6] Venus Williams (USA) vs [10] Madison Keys (USA)  Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) vs [Q] Kristina…

Masters Canada 2016: July 27th ATP Predictions

Djokovic is Holding Court Again Predicted Winners in BOLD [3] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. [Q] Dennis Novikov (USA) H2H – Kei should win if he is healthy. [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Gilles Muller (LUX) H2H – Some questions are floating around regarding Novak’s right shoulder and/or elbow.  If he is hampered when serving, this match could…

Montreal 2016: July 27th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD These will be quick as my time is limited [4] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) vs. Monica Niculescu (ROU) – This could go either way, but I think Aga has to be the pick. [6] Venus Williams (USA) vs. Barbora Strycova (CZE) – Venus should have had enough time to travel and recover from…

Masters Canada 2016: July 26th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Alexander Zverev (GER) vs. Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) H2H – I often am wrong when I pick against Lu in early rounds. [10] Gaël Monfils (FRA) vs. Joao Sousa (POR) H2H – Gael faces a tough opponent, but I like Gael’s chances. [5] Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs. Borna Coric (CRO) H2H – Berdych will likely have…