Where the WTA and ATP Tours are Likely to Go from Here

Ace Studios puts together great highlights Two Nostalgia Finals May Have Had Drawbacks The Women’s and Men’s singles finals at the Australian Open featured nostalgic rematches of many previous major finals.  There is a lot of upside to casual fans being able to plug in late in a tournament and feel invested in the result….

A Rose by any other Name?

When I was first following tennis the season ended with a great event in Madison Square Garden called “The Masters.”  In 1990, players took over the tour and a new year-end event called “The ATP World Championships” was born.  However, the ITF was not happy about this and it launched a lucrative season ending event…

Cincinnati 2015: Roger Federer vs. Andy Murray Semifinal Prediction

[2] Roger Federer (SUI) vs [3] Andy Murray (GBR) Roger Federer leads their head-to-head 13-11 despite trailing in their series of matches for most of their careers.  Federer has won 4 consective matches versus Andy Murray to take an overall lead in their clashes.  Federer holds a 5-1 edge in Grand Slam matches.  Murray dominated their 2012 gold…

Cincinnati 2015: ATP Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. [5] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) H2H – Nole is likely to win this match as I think Wawrinka is a bit fatigued physically and mentally.  Plus, what is the status of Stan’s back after such a long serving duel? [3] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. [12] Richard Gasquet (FRA) H2H – I like Murray to win this…

Cincinnati 2015: August 20th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. [13] David Goffin (BEL) – I could see Goffin trouble Nole, but I think Nole’s game has more heft and will ultimately prevail due to that fact. [8] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs Feliciano Lopez (ESP) – I think Rafa is improving his form incrementally and that…

Masters Miami 2015: April 1st ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [3] Andy Murray (GBR) vs Dominic Thiem (AUT) – Anywhere other than a slam or at Miami, I might pick Thiem.  That is how much I think of this young talent.  Thiem has a lot of variety and a bright future ahead of him.  The Austrian also has a lot of momentum from some…

Masters Miami 2015: March 30th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD If only I had tickets to today’s matches, this looks like a day of tennis heaven for a fan [5] Milos Raonic (CAN) vs [31] Jérémy Chardy (FRA) H2H –  Chardy has had a few moments in his career, but I think Raonic’s resolve and serve push him through to a straight sets…