US Open 2016: Novak Djokovic vs. Stan Wawrinka Championship Prediction

Novak Djokovic vs. Stan Wawrinka For the second straight day, I have been slow to post a championship prediction because I can’t come to a clear sense of what I think will happen.  Novak Djokovic is the favorite on paper, but we know that Stan Wawrinka’s 2 major titles included wins over Djokovic.  They have…

US Open 2016: Championship Poll – Kerber vs. Pliskova

They played in Cincinnati. Will this be the coronation of a new number one or the coronation of a new major champion?  Have your say by voting on my twitter poll and/or commenting on this post. Who will win the 2016 US Open? — Dan Martin (@DanMartinTennis) September 9, 2016  

US Open 2016: Djokovic vs. Monfils Semifinal Prediction

Novak Djokovic vs. Gael Monfils In one corner, we have a strong veteran of the tour who is playing the best tennis of his career.  In the other corner, we have the world #1, defending champion, and a man who is undefeated versus his opponent in ATP Tour and ITF matches. Monfils is playing great…

US Open 2016: Wawrinka vs. Nishikori Semifinal Prediction

This was a great clash – we can hope for more of the same today Kei Nishikori vs. Stan Wawrinka These two have staged some battles in Grand Slam events.  Kei won a 2014 tilt at the US Open that Wawrinka avenged at the 2015 Australian Open.  Nishikori also beat Wawrinka in Cincinnati quite recently….

US Open 2016: Kerber vs. Wozniacki Semifinal Prediction

Angelique Kerber vs. Caroline Wozniacki Based on most of 2016, Kerber would be heavily favored in this match.  Kerber has had an outstanding year even if one includes some of her post Australian Open wobbles.  Wozniacki has found her best tennis since the 2014 US Open at the 2016 US Open.  Kerber won 2 of…

US Open 2016: Williams vs. Pliskova Semifinal Prediction

Serena Williams vs. Karolina Pliskova Serena looked vulnerable to a degree in her quarterfinal win over Simona Halep.  Karolina Pliskova is riding a winning streak into her first ever major semifinal.  Does that mean we will have a competitive match?  Maybe.  Pliskova is a good player who is playing well.  Her biggest issue is that…

My 5 Favorite Memories of Louis Armstrong Stadium – Part 1*

* I’ve written a fair amount about Jimmy Connors as well as his 1991 US Open run so I won’t use any Jimmy Connors matches. Honorable Mention:  1987 John McEnroe d. Slobodan Zivojinovic 6-4, 5-7, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 McEnroe went bonkers during the match.  “Bobo” was a player I liked to watch due to his crushing…

US Open 2016: September 7th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD This was their most competitive recent match [2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs [6] Kei Nishikori (JPN) – First, these two players seem to drive the most traffic of anyone on either tour to my site.   My guess is that they have passionate fanbases.  The head-to-head news is not good for Nishikori.  Murray has won…