Masters Miami 2017: Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [5] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Fabio Fognini (ITA) H2H – I have been bullish on Fognini this entire event.  I think Rafa has enough defensive skills as well as shot-making ability of his own to diffuse a red hot Fognini.  Fognini has claimed some big wins over Nadal, but the odds are…

Masters Miami 2017: March 30th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [4] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [10] Tomas Berdych (CZE) H2H – Berdych is capable of winning this match, but history tells us he is the decided underdog.  Roger Federer is likely to play a light clay court schedule so he could be motivated to grab as many computer points as possible in…

Miami Open 2017: March 30th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Thursday, March 30, 2017 Order of play Stadium (1 p.m. start) [2] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs. [12] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) – I think this match will be a war between one who wants to hit big and dictate and one who wants to counter punch.  I think Wozniacki’s results will keep…

Miami Open 2017: March 29th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. Fabio Fognini (ITA) H2H – I am bullish on Fognini in Miami even if it makes no sense.  Nishikori is playing well enough to win and perhaps win easily.  Still, I think Fognini’s shot-making ability gives him a puncher’s chance. My Prediction: Fognini d. Nishikori 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 [5]…

Miami Open 2017: March 29th WTA Prediction

Predicted Winners in BOLD [3] Simona Halep (ROU) vs. [10] Johanna Konta (GBR) – I see this as being close to a 50-50 match. Also, Halep is playing better than she has for several months.   My prediction Konta d. Halep 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 [1] Angelique Kerber (GER) vs. [11] Venus Williams (USA) – This…

Masters Miami 2017: March 28th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Order of play Stadium (11 a.m. start) [2] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. Federico Delbonis (ARG) H2H – Kei is likely to return well enough to win this match in a fairly straightforward manner. [5] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Nicolas Mahut (FRA) H2H – Mahut doesn’t have enough weapons to…

Miami Open 2017: March 28th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Order of play Stadium (11 a.m. start) [2] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs. [26] Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) – A revenge match from Melbourne goes to the #2 seed this time around.  I think Pliskova will dictate play often enough to keep ML-B on the defensive and make victory for the…

Miami Open 2017: March 27th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Stadium (11 a.m. start) [2] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs. [15] Barbora Strycova (CZE) – Pliskova clean striking and height allow for her to dictate play with great frequency.  If she dictates play here, as I expect she will, she wins. [6] Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) vs. [12] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) – Both seem…

Masters Miami 2017: March 27th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Stadium [4] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [29] Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) H2H– I could see this going either way, but Roger should be able to handle JMDP’s slice backhand. [16] Alexander Zverev (GER) vs. [18] John Isner (USA) H2H – Isner has less game but more experience. [1] Stan Wawrinka (SUI)…

Masters Miami 2017: March 26th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD I am predicting a shorter stay for Nishikori than what he had at Miami 2016 Stadium (11 a.m. start) [2] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. [25] Fernando Verdasco (ESP) H2H – A gut feeling leads me to pick an upset. [5] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. [26] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) H2H – Kohlschreiber will compete,…

Miami Open 2017: March 26th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Venus won Miami in 1998: Hard to Fathom  Stadium (11 a.m. start) [1] Angelique Kerber (GER) vs. Shelby Rogers (USA) – Kerber is too good to keep posting mediocre results.    [11] Venus Williams vs [Q] Patricia Maria Tig (ROU) – Venus’ 2017 Renaissance has been under reported. [3] Simona Halep…