Basel 2017: Championship Prediction -Federer vs. Del Potro

[1] Roger Federer (SUI) vs [4] Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) This should be a great match.  JMDP beat Federer in 4 sets to take their US Open quarterfinal clash in September.  Federer beat JMDP in the Shanghai semifinals en route to 1000 points that keep the 2017 race for #1 alive.  Federer has sailed through all but one of his…

Vienna 2017: Championship Prediction – Tsonga vs. Pouille

[8] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs Lucas Pouille (FRA) Each man stands to gain a pretty big trophy with a win plus 500 ranking points.  The runner-up will still grab 300 points.  This should be a great match with Pouille having more variety and youth while Tsonga can be overwhelming on an indoor court and has much more experience.  A guy…

Basel 2017: Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [4] Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) vs. [6] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) – JMDP has a really tough match here, but his momentum from Shanghai and Stockholm should carry him through. [2] Marin Cilic (CRO) vs. [Q] Marton Fucsovics (HUN) – Cilic has had a nice year, but also really lacks a signature win.  Maybe a Wimbledon rematch in Fed’s…

Vienna 2017: Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Kyle Edmund (GBR) vs. Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) – Edmund has developed into a really solid tour player.  I think he grabs a win. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) – Kohklschreiber is having a vintage week in Vienna. Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs. Lucas Pouille (FRA) – This is a match featuring two of the best shot-makers on…

Basel 2017: October 25th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [7] Adrian Mannarino (FRA) vs. [SE] Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) – Mannarino has played well in the second half of 2017. Borna Coric (CRO) vs. [WC] Henri Laaksonen (SUI) – Coric has been a bit quiet as of late. [4] Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) vs. Joao Sousa (POR) – Delpo just grabbed his 20th career title.  This will not be an easy…

Vienna 2017: October 25th Predictions

  Predicted Winners in BOLD Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) vs. [Q] Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) – Kohlschreiber should have some momentum after his win over Isner. Fabio Fognini (ITA) vs. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) – Fognini has the higher ceiling but also has the lower floor. [8] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs. Karen Khachanov (RUS) – Tsonga has some momentum after last week. [1] Alexander Zverev (GER) vs. Gilles Simon (FRA) – Simon will…

Basel 2017: October 24th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [8] Mischa Zverev (GER) vs. Leonardo Mayer (ARG) – On an indoor court, I will take the older Zverev. [3] David Goffin (BEL) vs [Q] Peter Gojowczyk (GER) – Goffin has been playing quite well since his return this fall. [1] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [WC] Frances Tiafoe (USA) – The surface speed could mean a lot of close sets, but I think…

Vienna 2017: October 24th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD David Ferrer (ESP) vs. Kyle Edmund (GBR) – This might be a bad pick, but I think the surface favors Edmund. [7] Kevin Anderson (RSA) vs. [Q] Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) – Mr. Anderson is aiming toward the O2 in London. Lucas Pouille (FRA) vs. [WC] Sebastian Ofner (AUT) – Pouille could be a big player in 2018. [2] Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs. Andrey Rublev (RUS) –…

Basel 2017: October 23rd Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Denis Shapovalov (CAN) vs. Yuichi Sugita (JPN) – This could be a fun match.  I think Shapovalov has an edge in talent, but Suguta has risen in the rankings in his late 20s and has an experience edge.  I expect this to go 3 sets. Robin Haase (NED) vs. [WC] Marco Chiudinelli (SUI) – With a home crowd, a…

Vienna 2017: October 23rd Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Gilles Simon (FRA) vs. [WC] Ernests Gulbis (LAT) – Simon is the more steady of the two, but both can kind of lull an opponent into an odd mental state.  This should be interesting if nothing else. Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs. Feliciano Lopez (ESP) – On an indoor hard court, I think Lopez could serve well enough to…

ATP October 22nd Championship Predictions: Three 250 Level Events Conclude

Dimitrov moves ⬆️ to fifth in Emirates #ATP Race To London and advances to third 🏆 match @IntrumSthlmOpen . More ➡️https://t.co/IEQNMDFORD pic.twitter.com/yDJGDPS57U — ATP World Tour (@ATPWorldTour) October 21, 2017 Predicted Winners in BOLD IF Stockholm Open in Sweden [1] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs [4] Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) – This is the main event of the day.  Dimitrov’s 2017…