US Open 2017: September 1st Men’s Singles Predictions

ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM (11 a.m. start) [Q] Denis Shapovalov (CAN) vs. Kyle Edmund (GBR) (not before 1 p.m.)  – On firepower, I like Shapovalov.  On experience, I like Kyle Edmund.  My gut is leaning toward the young Canadian. [10] John Isner (USA) vs [23] Mischa Zverev (GER) (7 p.m.) – I am not sure about how many service breaks we will see. LOUIS ARMSTRONG…

US Open 2017: September 1st Women’s Singles Predictions

ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM (11 a.m. start) [13] Petra Kvitova (CZE) vs [18] Caroline Garcia (FRA) – I think Garcia will win this match in 3 sets, but if Petra gets rolling she could be on her way to her 3rd major titles. [9] Venus Williams (USA) vs Maria Sakkari (GRE) – Venus has a reasonable shot at reaching her 3rd major final of 2017….

US Open 2017: August 31st Men’s Singles Predictions

Today’s vibes under the roof.#USOpen #Nadal pic.twitter.com/3fuJFCirkB — US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 29, 2017 Predicted Winners in BOLD Three Former Champions in Action Roger Federer (SUI) [3] vs. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) – Federer needs to play better than he did in the first round to go far in this event, but as a professional…

US Open 2017: August 30th Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM (11 a.m. start) [24] Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) vs Henri Laaksonen (SUI) (not before 1 p.m.) – I like JMDP here. [8] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs. [Q] Denis Shapovalov (CAN) (night session 2) – Next year, I would likely reverse this pick. LOUIS ARMSTRONG STADIUM [14] Nick Kyrgios (AUS) vs. John Millman (AUS) [10] John…

US Open 2017: August 30th Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM (11 a.m. start) Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) vs Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) – Bouchard will need to win another match or two before I begin to believe again. Timea Babos (HUN) vs. [WC] Maria Sharapova (RUS) – The controversial one assumes the draw of the #2 seed. [9] Venus Williams (USA) vs. Océane Dodin…

US Open 2017: Angelique Kerber is Ousted – How Should She Recover?

First, a tip of the hat to Naomi Osaka for beating Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-1.  The 2016 champion did not last long in the 2017 event.  Sometimes in sports success is the hardest thing with which to deal.  In 2016, Kerber won the Australian and US Opens and was runner-up at Wimbledon, the Rio Olympic…

US Open 2017: August 29th Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD  ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM (11 a.m. start) [1] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Dusan Lajovic (SRB) – Rafa should win, but what an experience for Lajovic to face #1 on Ashe. [3] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. Frances Tiafoe (USA) – I could see this going 4 sets if Roger is a little slow to get started…

US Open 2017: August 29th Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM (11 a.m. start) [1] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs [Q] Magda Linette (POL) – Has a number one seed ever felt less like a favorite to win the title?  I like Pliskova’s game and mentality, but I think her development as a champion could have done without the #1 ranking this…

US Open 2017: Early Thoughts

Venus Williams improves to 19-0 in first round at US Open. @brad_kallet reports from Flushing: https://t.co/QOvi6IXEe7 pic.twitter.com/Qp6jeP8lRa — TENNIS.com (@Tennis) August 28, 2017 Venus Williams moved to 19-0 in first round matches at the US Open.  That stat is quite impressive. Garbine Muguruza’s Cincinnati title has her looking like the future of the WTA.  She…

US Open 2017: August 28th Men’s Predictions

More pics of practice with Gael pic.twitter.com/fF89H7kT1v — Team Zverev (@FansZverev) August 27, 2017  Predicted Winners in BOLD ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM (11 a.m. start) [5] Marin Cilic (CRO) vs. Tennys Sandgren (USA) – The 2014 champion may be a dark horse here despite being the 5th seed and having won 6 matches at Wimbledon. [4] Alexander Zverev (GER)…