Ricoh Open 2016: ATP Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] David Ferrer (ESP) vs. [7] Gilles Muller (LUX) H2H – On a medium paced or slow surface, I’d take Ferrer 10 out of 10 times.  I am a little iffy about this pick on grass. [2] Bernard Tomic (AUS) vs. [8-WC] Nicolas Mahut (FRA) H2H – Mahut is always prepared and plays quite…

Ricoh Open 2016: June 9th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [3] Ivo Karlovic (CRO) vs. [WC] Igor Sijsling (NED) H2H – I think the big man wins this match even if Igor has some home court love coming his way. [1] David Ferrer (ESP) vs. Dudi Sela (ISR) H2H – Ferrer has had his moments on grass. [7] Gilles Muller (LUX) vs. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez…

Power Ranking 2016: All Hail King Novak VI of Melbourne

Tennis Power Ranking 2016: Australian Open Novak Djokovic – Novak takes the 2016 year by the throat by winning his 6th Australian Open title and by winning Qatar.  He has 2250 ranking points in the bank for 2016.  More importantly, his 8 hard court Grand Slam titles have him sitting ahead of Sampras’ 7 and…

Australian Open 2016: David Ferrer vs. Andy Murray Quarterfinal Prediction

[2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs [8] David Ferrer (ESP) David Ferrer has had some success versus Andy Murray, but he is decidedly the underdog heading into this match.  Ferrer has played quite well at this event, and my predictions have been wrong on him in multiple rounds.  I think Ferrer’s best chance at victory comes with Murray…

Australian Open 2016: Day 8 Men’s Predictions

This fairly intense exhibition match went to Raonic Predicted Winners in BOLD [4] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs [13] Milos Raonic (CAN) – This is the match of the day.  Each man won a tune-up event, and each man has played well to reach this point.  I am torn.  I think experience will help Stan, but Milos has…

Australian Open 2016: Day 6 Men’s Predictions

Don’t Count Me Out Predicted Winners in BOLD [4] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. Lukas Rosol (CZE) – I like Stan here, but Rosol is a dangerous opponent. [16] Bernard Tomic (AUS) vs. John Millman (AUS) – Aussie battle [13] Milos Raonic (CAN) vs. [21] Viktor Troicki (SRB) – I like Milos to keep advancing. [2]…

Australian Open 2016: Day 4 Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. Sam Groth (AUS) – This could be somewhat tricky as Groth has firepower and crowd support.  Still, Murray would be in more peril if this were a 2 of 3 set match.  He should be able to weather any hot streaks from Groth in a 3…

January 5th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Qatar [3] Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs. Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) H2H – Berdych has been a model of consistency despite not challenging the top tier all that often. [4] David Ferrer (ESP) vs. llya Marchenko(UKR)  H2H – I like Ferrer here. [2] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) H2H – Uncle Toni is predicting…

World Tour Finals 2015: Rafael Nadal vs. David Ferrer Prediction

I would not expect this to happen again Rafael Nadal vs. David Ferrer David Ferrer has bothered Rafael Nadal at times and has even claimed wins over Rafa at the US and Australian Opens.  Ferrer and Nadal play a lot of long points, and if Rafa is struggling with his movement, Ferrer can win.  This…

World Tour Finals 2015: Stan Wawrinka vs. David Ferrer Prediction

Stan Wawrinka vs. David Ferrer In my view, this match all comes down to Stan’s mentality.  On an indoor court at this stage of each man’s career, Stan should be able to serve big enough to dictate play.  It is unclear how much fight Stan brought to his Monday match versus Nadal.  Jim Courier questioned…