ATP World Tour Finals 2016: November 15th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD This slate of matches has a definite undercard and main event feel. (6) Gael Monfils VS (8) Dominic Thiem – Although Thiem won his first set versus Novak Djokovic, I believe the more experienced player is favored.  Still, I think Thiem has gone too long without a good win given the…

Czech Dynasty in Federation Cup

Pliskova dug deeeeep Despite Caroline Garcia’s warrior performance on the part of France, the Czech Republic just claimed its 5th Federation Cup title in a 6 year period!  That is remarkable even if I am not the first voice to push Federation and Davis Cup results in this era of incredibly globalized tennis.  These 5…

ATP World Tour Finals 2016: Nov. 14 Round Robin Predictions

First, I want to offer an apology for not having day 1 picks.  Life has been busy the previous 10 days, and I just could not get to them.  Also, I will put something up later today regarding the Czech Republic bringing home its 5th Federation Cup title in 6 years. Predicted Winners in BOLD…

Djokovic vs. Murray for #1 – Let them Play Risk

Novak Djokovic plays chess with Boris Becker. pic.twitter.com/0hPrHLCvlS — Mechanics’ Institute (@MILibrary) May 27, 2016 Novak likes board games The Rules: Each Man Gets Armies Based Upon Championship and Runner-up Finishes in 2016.  I simply cut two zeros off of the ranking points of any of these finishes to determine the number of armies.  In…

Bercy 2016: Andy Murray vs. John Isner Championship Prediction

Andy Murray vs. John Isner This match is fairly straight forward.  Andy Murray returns better, moves better, and has a more stable all-around game than John Isner.  Does that mean Andy Murray will win? Probably, but John Isner has one of the top 5 serves in men’s tennis.  His serve may be the best serve…

Tennis History: Andy Murray is the 26th Man to be Ranked #1 since 1973

Andy #Murray is World No.1 #HistoryMaker pic.twitter.com/bi8LqjjdrY — British Tennis (@BritishTennis) November 5, 2016 I will write more about the tug-of-war between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray over the #1 ranking after the Paris Indoor ends.  I do think it is amazing that only 26 men have had this distinction in a period the encompasses…

Bercy 2016: Quarterfinal Predictions

Let me just say @DjokerNole shows to the world in sports why he is the champ…#paris #ATPMasters1000 #StreetFighter #1 — Boris Becker (@TheBorisBecker) November 3, 2016 Boris is fired up Predicted Winners in BOLD John Isner (USA) vs. Jack Sock (USA) H2H – I’m expecting at least 2 sets that end in tiebreaks. [1] Novak Djokovic…

Bercy 2016: Round of 16 Predictions

Novak Djokovic: Pepe Imaz is part of my team, but he's no 'guru' | https://t.co/rwaHyuJvsJ pic.twitter.com/BtjaLP2ryt — TENNIS.com (@Tennis) November 2, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Predicted Winners in BOLD (9) Marin Cilic VS (8) David Goffin – David Goffin has won all 3 of their matches (all held in 2016) and has won 7 of his 8 sets versus Marin Cilic…

Bercy 2016: November 2nd Predictions

It’s great to be back 👍🏼#BNPPM #LoveParis w/ @nenadzim pic.twitter.com/1yyBl5SkvR — Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) October 29, 2016 Predicted Winners in BOLD Court Central [5] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. Viktor Troicki (SRB) H2H – Nishikori has to be the pick, but legitimate questions can be asked about his durability.  Did his deep run last week open a…