Umag 2017: Championship Prediction – Lorenzi vs. Rublev

LL Rublev gets a very good win over Berlocq in Umag R1. pic.twitter.com/3vxgYvhQom — José Morgado (@josemorgado) July 18, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js [4] Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) vs [LL] Andrey Rublev (RUS) This is a battle of a seeded player in his mid 30s in his 4th career final looking for his 2nd career title versus a player in…

Bastad 2017: Championship Prediction – Ferrer vs. Dolgopolov

[8] David Ferrer (ESP) vs Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) On talent, I think an observer could go either way on this.  When Ferrer was younger, I’d give a talent edge to the Spaniard, but now it is fairly even.  Dolgopolov has every shot in the book, but he uses every shot when more measured tactics might end a point….

Newport 2017: Championship Prediction Plus Powershares Bonus

[1] John Isner (USA) vs [Q] Matthew Ebden (AUS) John Isner should win this match.  He has won 10 ATP titles and is in his 23rd ATP Tour final.  Isner has also won Newport 2 times in the past.  Ebden is playing in his 1st ever tour final.  That alone should give Isner a mental edge knowing how…

Newport, Umag, & Bastad 2017: Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Newport Peter Gojowczyk (GER) vs. [Q] Matthew Ebden (AUS) H2H – I think Ebden makes his qualifying run into a run to the final.   [1] John Isner (USA) vs. Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) H2H – Isner should win this match and this event.  He does need to put some pressure on Frantangelo’s serve to simplify his path to the final. Umag [WC] Ivan…

Spain vs. Switzerland in Men’s Tennis since 1992

Does the Federer-Nadal rivarly go deeper than just two men?  Probably not, but because Stan Wawrinka said he was tired of answering questions about Roger Federer I got to thinking about their two home countries in the past 25 years of men’s tennis. Let’s Look Deeper Grand Slam Singles Titles: Switzerland 22 – Spain 20…

Newport, Bastad, & Umag 2017: July 21st Predictions

Newport [1] John Isner (USA) vs. Dennis Novikov (USA) H2H – Isner has to be favored, but his matches often involve tiebreaks.  If Novikov can play well in tie breaks, he can pull the upset. [4] Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) vs. Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) H2H – Could Frantangelo become the first Bjorn since 1980 to win a grass court title?  Probably not. Bastad [7] Diego Schwartzman (ARG) vs. Andrey Kuznetsov  (RUS) H2H – I’ll…

The Big 3’s 46 & the Big 5’s 52 Majors and the Hall of Fame

Two different friends and Sports Illustrated raised the question of who the International Tennis Hall of Fame will enshrine aside from the Big 5 on the men’s side.  Consider that Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic have won 46 majors since July 2003. That amounts to 11.5 years worth of major crowns being claimed…

Reviewing Federer’s 11 Wimbledon Finals

Eight trophy lifts, and a handful of different hairstyles.@rogerfederer at #Wimbledon… pic.twitter.com/VuD8SeIDdy — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 2017 2003 Roger Federer d. Mark Philippoussis 7-6, 6-2, 7-6 What We Learned: Federer won what may be the last of the 1990s style Wimbledon finals as both players attacked the net frequently while also serving plenty of…

Wimbledon 2017: 10 Quick Hits

champions talk 😄 #Federer #Muguruza (Vesnina IG) pic.twitter.com/EpoZBT9uR0 — viola7 (@v_rfay) July 16, 2017 Roger Federer’s 8th Wimbledon Title – In 2005, Federer beat a 35-year-old Andre Agassi in the US Open final.  By the end of the match, Agassi looked old.  Roger Federer is 35 and looks a lot like he did in 2005. Garbine…

Wimbledon 2017: Congratulations to Roger Federer

I have forthcoming write-ups for both the men’s and women’s finals. #19 tastes great pic.twitter.com/3Hv3lM5Rk9 — Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) July 16, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js   Los 8 Wimbledon de Roger Federer👑🌱🏆 pic.twitter.com/SszqRn28bV — Mundo Tenis (@mundotenis31) July 16, 2017

Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer vs. Marin Cilic Championship Prediction

Roger Federer vs. Marin Cilic Roger Federer came about as close to defeat as anyone could without losing when playing Marin Cilic last year at Wimbledon.  This match pits those two combatants against one another with the Wimbledon title on the line.  Here is a breakdown of this match. Experience Roger Federer has the experience…