Bercy 2016: October 31st Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Fabio Fognini (ITA) vs. Pablo Carreño Busta (ESP) H2H – PCB has had a nice fall season so this could be a bad pick, but part of me is fascinated by the mess that is Fabio Fognini. Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs. [Q] Robin Haase (NED) H2H – I am taking a second erratic…

Basel and Vienna 2016 Championship Predictions

ATP Basel: Marin Cilic holds off Mischa Zverev for massive win https://t.co/CifWipTkv5 pic.twitter.com/fzOuxGGX0Q — VAVEL USA Tennis (@VAVELUSATennis) October 30, 2016 Basel 2016 Marin Cilic vs. Kei Nishikori Generally Nishikori seems to have an edge when these two play, but in larger circumstances Cilic has had an edge.  With Cilic seeking to qualify for the…

WTA Finals 2016: Kerber vs. Cibulkova Championship Prediction

Angelique Kerber vs. Doninika Cibulkova These two met in the round robin with Kerber winning 7-6, 2-6, 6-3.  Are we headed for a similar tight match?  Perhaps, but Kerber seemingly shook off her post US Open haze with that win and has been pretty dominant in her 3 matches since that opening round robin match….

Angelique Kerber’s Stellar 2016 Emerged from Steady Play

Angelique Kerber is the number one player in women’s tennis and will finish 2016 as number one. It will be interesting to see if she can win the WTA Championships to cap off her great season, but she has had the best season in 2016.  Here is a non-sequential look at Kerber’s 2016 season not…

Basel and Vienna 2016 Semifinal Predictions

Basel 2016 – Predicted Winners in BOLD Feeling like 2014? (3) Kei Nishikori VS Gilles Muller – Muller has had a very solid 2016 season.  On this surface, he should be able to hold serve more easily than he would versus Nishikori on a slower surface.  Having said that, Kei should also be able to…

Tennis Abides Renewed for Another Year

Dear readers, Every year around this time, WordPress asks me if I want to renew my website.  I, of course, answer yes.  I’ve enjoyed covering tennis here since fall 2011.  I look forward to many more years, but you can rest assured that at least 1 more year will occur.  I should have more new…

Shanghai 2016: ATP Championship Prediction

Andy Murray vs. Roberto Bautista Agut Roberto Bautista Agut has had a great week piling up quality wins and culminating in a semifinal win over world #1 Novak Djokovic.  Or was that the culmination?  Could he possibly beat world #2 Andy Murray and take home a Masters 1000 shield?  He could, but my educated guess…

Shanghai 2016: Semifinal ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs [15] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) H2H  – Djokovic has dropped sets to RBA in majors and has looked vulnerable at times over the past few months.  Still, Novak’s return and mobility should blunt any thoughts of an upset. [2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs  Gilles Simon (FRA) H2H – Simon can generally work…

Shanghai 2016: ATP Quarterfinal Predictions

This is how #Tsonga answers to #Zverev‘s smash! #hotshot #ShanghaiMasters (via @TennisTV) pic.twitter.com/5nDkikwUjU — We Are Tennis (@WeAreTennis) October 13, 2016 Predicted Winners in BOLD [9] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs. [15] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) H2H – I think Tsonga has enough attacking acumen to win a tough match vs. RBA. [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs….

Shanghai 2016: October 13th ATP Predictions

Is Jo-Wilfried #Tsonga in danger of becoming Alexander #Zverev‘s latest scalp in Shanghai on Thursday?https://t.co/W5nScfEK9D pic.twitter.com/MaadFqVEdW — Live Tennis (@livetennis) October 12, 2016 Predicted Winners in BOLD [9] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs. Alexander Zverev (GER) – Tsonga tends to play quite well in this portion of the season.  His experience will likely be the difference….

Shanghai 2016: October 12th ATP Predictions

Finally Grigor beats Rafa! Makes me really happy ! Rafael Nadal vs Grigor Dimitrov 2016 Beijing China Open QF https://t.co/Og3fDzCnVf — Vall (@Val_Lyubomirova) October 7, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Predicted Winners in BOLD Stadium (1 p.m. start) [3] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. [Q] Kyle Edmund (GBR) H2H – I like Stan to win this match, but not nearly…