Cincinnati 2016: Impressions from Sunday’s Qualifying Matches

It was great to be back at the Cincinnati Masters event today.  I brought my 7-year-old daughter, and she was amazed with the tennis she saw.  The grounds in Cincinnati are pretty relaxed, and we walked next to or past 5 well known players.  The practice courts are always fun and enlightening as well. Alize…

US Open 2013: Day 3 Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD First Round David Goffin vs. Alexandr Dolgopolov – I am taking Goffin in an extremely interesting match.  This match should have a lot of fun rallies. Benoit Paire (24) vs. Alex Bogomolov Jr. – Paire is playing quite well in 2013. Tim Smyczek vs. James Duckworth Kevin Anderson (17) vs. Daniel Brands – This will come down to who can impose his…

Cincinnati Masters Predictions: August 13

Predicted Winners in BOLD Second Round Roger Federer (5) vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber – This match is a hard one to predict.  If Roger plays at the level he did in Gstaad, I think Kohlschreiber pulls the upset.  I think Roger will play better than he has in his past 3 events and pull out a tight win. Grigor…

Cincinnati Masters Predictions: August 12, 2013

First Round Fabio Fognini (14) vs. Radek Stepanek – This is a tough match to predict.  On clay, Fognini is favored.  Based on recent form, Fognini is favored.  On a hard court that plays faster than most, I am taking Radek. Jerzy Janowicz (16) vs. James Blake – Jerzy FTW Marcel Granollers vs. Lukas Rosol – I like Granollers’ game. Nicolas Almagro (13) vs. Grigor Dimitrov –…

Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Round of 16 Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Monday, 2 July, 2012 Singles – Fourth Round [1] N Djokovic (SRB) vs V Troicki (SRB) Nole should reign supreme in this battle of Serbian contenders. [3] R Federer (SUI) vs X Malisse (BEL) Malisse is a tricky veteran.  The youthful Federer lost to Tommy Haas when he last faced a…

Quick Update on Roland Garros Coverage

Dear readers, I have not made as many posts as I would normally make given that this is day 4 of the year’s second major, but my day job as a teacher is fairly hectic at this exact time of year.  Things become more manageable tomorrow, and you should see more posts in the coming…