Predictions for Atlanta, Gstaad, and Hamburg

Predicted Winners in BOLD Atlanta Surface – Hard Court Different tournament, but the same result for these future doubles partners 4 Andy Roddick vs. Gilles Muller Roddick won Eastbourne and should have a slight edge vs. Muller to win a 2nd title in 3 outings.  Muller has had a knack of upsetting higher ranked players…

Wimbledon 2012 Gentlemen’s Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winner in BOLD Wimbledon Semifinals 1 Novak Djokovic vs. 3 Roger Federer Things have worked out well for Roger since the 2011 US Open ended.  He is 2 matches away from the number 1 ranking.  Federer can win this match.  However, Nole is in a spot to solidify number 1 for the year and…

Wimbledon 2012 Gentlemen’s Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winner in BOLD Quarterfinals 1 Novak Djokovic vs. 31 Florian Mayer Nole should advance in 3 or 4 sets.  Mayer should be proud of getting this far, but Novak is a heavy favorite in this match. 3 Roger Federer vs. 26 Mikhail Youzhny Youzhny has a shot at pulling an upset here.  First, how…

Turn Back the Clock: Federer vs. Ferrero 2004

Roger Federer’s 6-2, 5-7, 6-1 win over Juan Carlos Ferrero got me thinking about an earlier match between the two in which far more was at stake 2004 Federer vs. Ferrero in Melbourne It is easy to forget how well Juan Carlos Ferrero played in 2003.  At the end of the 2003 season, a split…

2012 Australian Open Day 5: Tomic d. Dolgopolov & US Washout

6 Quick Hits Roger Federer winning the 1st set vs. Ivo Karlovic made his match fairly simple.  Playing from behind against a huge server can cause some anxiety. Jelena Jankovic sets up a match against Caroline Wozniacki.  To hammer an obvious point, both players need some validation at majors. Juan Martin del Potro vs. Phillip…

2012 Australian Open Day 4: Lendl and Murray + Hewitt v. Roddick

6 Quick Hits Petra Kvitova lost a set and Chris Evert stated that she is not yet fully fit and will likely not win this Australian Open.  This is something to follow. Novak Djokovic looks solid, and a showdown with Milos Raonic seems like a great round of 16 match. Kei Nishikori could surprise people…

Jim Courier The Entrepreneur Former Australian Open Champions Part 2

Jim Courier: the Entrepreneur  The 1992 and 1993 Australian Open Men’s Champion Jim Courier has been a strong presence in tennis since retiring without  overshadowing active players.  Although Courier made his Grand Slam breakthrough in Paris on red clay, I think the Australian Open best meshed with Courier.  His off season preparation left Courier ideally…

Previewing the Men’s Australian Open

Interesting Potential Early Matches 8 Mardy Fish vs. Gilles Muller 1st Round 4 Andy Murray vs. Ryan Harrison 1st Round Andy Roddick vs. Robin Hasse 1st Round Andy Roddick vs. Lleyton Hewitt 2nd Round Andy Roddick vs. Milos Raonic 3rd Round (If the first two don’t get Andy, I think Raonic will) Juan Monaco vs….

Youtube Tennis for the Week of 12-4-11 through 12-10-11

4 Good Tennis Videos  In honor of Davis Cup, it will be all Spanish and Argentine players featured this week. 1.  Rafael Nadal vs. Juan Martin del Potro Davis Cup 2011 2.  David Ferrer vs. Rafael Nadal Australian Open 2011 3.  Guillermo Vilas winning the 1977 French Open 4.  David Nalbandian vs. Andy Roddick 2006…