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)…

US Open 2017: August 28th Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD: An Incredible Slate of Openning Matches ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM (11 a.m. start) [3] Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) vs Varvara Lepchenko (USA) – Muguruza is my pick to win this match.  She was impressive in winning Cincinnati so there is no fear of a 55 week gap after winning a major title for the next…

Masters 1000 – Cincinnati 2017: August 17th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Center Court (11 a.m. start) [7] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs. Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) H2H – This should be a fun match.  I lean slightly toward Dimitrov because I always have concerns about JMDP’s wrist and backhand.  Still, I think JMDP is the mentally stronger of the two. [14] John Isner (USA) vs. [WC] Frances Tiafoe (USA) H2H – Isner won 2 events after Wimbledon…

Cincinnati 2017: August 17th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [4] Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) vs. [16] Madison Keys (USA) – This could very well be the match of a day on a day filled with great matches. [WC] Sloane Stephens (USA) vs. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) – I keep getting matches with Stephens wrong so this time I went against my gut feeling. Grandstand [2] Simona Halep…

Masters 1000 – Cincinnati 2017: August 16th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Center Court (11 a.m. start) [7] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs. Feliciano Lopez (ESP) H2H – If Grigor can return with some sting, I think he will win this match. [4] Alexander Zverev (GER) vs. [WC] Frances Tiafoe (USA) H2H – The Next Big Thing vs. a potential US breakout.  It should be a fun match, and Zverev might be leg weary from winning both DC…

Cincinnati 2017: August 16th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Center Court (11 a.m. start) [9] Venus Williams (USA) vs. [Q] Ashleigh Barty (AUS) – Venus should win this match, but Barty is no slouch. [1] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs. [LL] Natalia Vikhlyantseva (RUS) – How heavy is the crown of #1? Grandstand [16] Madison Keys (USA) vs. Daria Kasatkina (RUS) [3] Angelique Kerber (GER) vs. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) – This is not a prediction I expected to…

Masters 1000 – Cincinnati 2017: August 15th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Here is @ThiemDomi . He’s hitting with Berdych today 👀 #CincyTennis pic.twitter.com/4YNDRX1cwy — Matthew (@MRisingStar18) August 13, 2017 Center Court (11 a.m. start) [10] Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs. Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) H2H – This is one hell of a match.  I think the Big Czech wins, but no one would be shocked if JMDP pulled the upset….