French Open 2020: Tennis History on the Line in Djokovic vs. Nadal Final

5 Historical Achievements Novak Djokovic Will Have with a Win Djokovic is likely to tie Pete Sampras’ 6-years finished at #1, but a win here more than cements that Djokovic would complete his second Career Grand Slam Djokovic would be the only man to beat Rafael Nadal twice at Roland Garros Djokovic would claim an…

A Star is Born: Iga Swiatek Posts a Comprehensive French Open Victory

Early in today’s final it became apparent that Sofia Kenin would need to counter-punch and scramble as Iga Swiatek’s forehand was controlling play. After falling behind 0-3, Kenin did what I expected and elicited some errors and drew even at 3-3. From that point forward, Kenin only won 2 more games. Swiatek didn’t just hit…

French Open 2020: Women’s Championship Prediction

Sofia Kenin vs. Iga Swiatek My semifinal picks were so off the mark that I nearly considered letting this match go without a prediction. So take whatever I say as a bad omen for the player I pick to win. I will keep it brief. I think Sofia Kenin is an accomplished counter-puncher who will…

French Open 2020: Men’s Singles Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Novak Djokovic vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas – I think Tsitsipas has a chance. He will have to play close to his bes to win, but I think across 3 of 5 sets Djokovic’s return of serve, air tight baseline play, movement, and consistency will all act like gravity and ground Tsitsipas if…

French Open 2020: Women’s Singles Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Iga SWIATEK (POL) vs [Q] Nadia PODOROSKA (ARG) – Don’t cry for me Argentina because I think the qualifier will use her powerful game to hit through slow conditions and reach this final. I expect the match to go deep into the 3rd set as both players are doing some impressive…

French Open 2020: October 5th Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Court Philippe CHATRIER  [5] Stefanos TSITSIPAS (GRE) vs [18] Grigor DIMITROV (BUL) – The battle of the one-handed backhands will be interesting. Tsitsipas is playing excellent tennis. Dimitrov has a bit more heft in his game at this stage of each man’s career. Heft may be the key in heavy conditions. Still, I think…

French Open 2020 – October 5th Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Court Philippe CHATRIER  [7] Petra KVITOVA (CZE) vs Shuai ZHANG (CHN) – Petra Kvitova can hit through these conditions. That makes this Roland Garros a potentially special moment in her already decorated career. [4] Sofia KENIN (USA) vs Fiona FERRO (FRA) – The Australian Open champion is in a nice spot to make…

French Open 2020: October 4th Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Court Philippe CHATRIER [2] Rafael NADAL (ESP) vs [Q] Sebastian KORDA (USA) – Korda idolized Rafa and is talented, but this would be an upset of epic proportions if Korda wins. Rafa rolls in 3 or maybe 4 sets. [3] Dominic THIEM (AUT) vs [WC] Hugo GASTON (FRA) – Thiem seems…