French Open 2017: June 1st Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Court Philippe-Chatrier (11 a.m. start) [3] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) – Something tells me this might be complicated at some point, but I think Stan Wawrinka finds a way to winning 3 sets even if it takes him 4 or 5 sets to do it. [15] Gaël Monfils (FRA)…

French Open 2017: June 1st Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Court Philippe-Chatrier (11 a.m. start) [20] Barbora Strycova (CZE) vs Alizé Cornet (FRA) –  This is a tough match for me to call. I watched Cornet last summer in Cincinnati and was impressed.  I think she can spring an upset of a sort in this match. [2] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs…

French Open 2017: May 31st Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Renzo Olivo (ARG) vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [12] To Finish 7-5 6-4 6-7(6) 5-4 – I have to stick with my original pick, but Tsonga is close to the exit. Robin Haase (NED) vs. Rafael Nadal (ESP) [4] – Rafa rolls Lucas Pouille (FRA) [16] vs. Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) – This could…

French Open 2017: May 31st Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Venus Williams (USA) [10] vs. Kurumi Nara (JPN) – If Venus can keep her error count down, this should be pretty straight forward. Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) [4] vs. Anett Kontaveit (EST) – See above Sara Errani (ITA) vs. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) [13] – This could go deep into a 3rd set. Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) vs. Petra Kvitova (CZE) [15] – Fans…

French Open 2017: May 30th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Philippe-Chatrier Court (11 a.m. start) Alexander Zverev (GER) vs. Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 46 63 – to be completed – Sticking to my original pick. [1] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) – The weight of the number one ranking has been heavy for Andy Murray. [12] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs. Renzo Olivo (ARG) Suzanne-Lenglen…

French Open 2017: May 30th Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Philippe-Chatrier Court (11 a.m. start) [7] Johanna Konta (GBR) vs. Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) – Could Konta win this event?  Entirely possible despite a 1st round loss in 2016 [3] Simona Halep (ROU) vs  Jana Cepelova (SVK) – Halep is the favorite to take the title? Suzanne-Lenglen Court [5] Elina Svitolina (UKR) vs….

French Open 2017: May 29th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Marcel Granollers (ESP) vs. Novak Djokovic (SRB) [2] – This is a terrible draw for both men.  I think Djokovic wins in 3 or 4 sets, but Granollers has round of 16 to quarterfinal potential against a generic draw.  The Djokovic-Agassi partnership gets a stiff test out of the gate. Alexander Zverev (GER)…

French Open 2017: May 29th Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) [4] vs. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) – The defending champion versus the 2010 champion and 2011 runner-up.  The draw gods were not kind to Muguruza.  I am half tempted to have the defending champion losing the day after the #1 seed lost in the 1st round, but I think some form…

French Open 2017: May 28th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Stephane Robert (FRA) vs. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [11] – Dimitrov was playing great tennis in the first phases of 2017.  A solid showing in Paris before the grass court season could help cement 2017 as  turning point in his career. Lucas Pouille (FRA) [16] vs. Julien Benneteau (FRA) – This is not an ideal draw for…

French Open 2017: May 28th Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Julia Boserup (USA) vs. Petra Kvitova (CZE) [15] – I fully admit that my heart is picking this win.  I hope she has a full return to tennis. Angelique Kerber (GER) [1]vs. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) – This is an awful draw for both players.  Kerber is struggling as the world #1 after her awesome…

Site Update

Dear readers, I am sorry about the recent unplanned hiatus during Madrid and the first portion of Rome.  In my non-tennis life, I have been in the middle of accepting a new job and saying goodbye to my current jobs.  Also, a few other family issues have cut into my time for writing.  I should…