Rio Olympic Tennis: August 10th Men’s Singles Predictions

Croatia’s @cilic_marin overcame Radu Albot 63 64 on Court 7 earlier today, he plays Monfils next #Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/iP5wCCSRZI — ITF Olympic Tennis (@OlympicsTennis) August 8, 2016 Predicted Winners in BOLD (3) Rafael Nadal VS (15) Gilles Simon – I think Simon could perhaps win, but Rafa seems quite inspired in Rio.  I think Rafa wins…

Power Ranking 2016: Monte Carlo and Barcelona have Rafa Rising

Our Long International Nightmare is Over: Tennis Abides is Back Sorry this is a bit later than usual.  Putting the finishing touches on my dissertation put my tennis writing on the back burner.  Still, the 3rd Masters 1000 event of 2016 along with a 500 level event in Spain deserve some attention prior to the…

Miami Open 2016: March 25 WTA and ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Angelique Kerber (GER) vs. Barbora Strycova (CZE) – Kerber is allowed a post-Slam hangover, but I think she will be back in the mix sooner rather than later. [8] David Ferrer (ESP) vs. [Q] Taylor Fritz (USA) H2H  – Unlikely, but I have a feeling. [3] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [PR]…

Power Ranking 2016: Indian Wells

So far 2016 is looking a lot like 2015 Novak Rules Tennis  Novak Djokovic – I am running out of terms to describe Novak’s hold on tennis.  I called him “Fortress Novak” heading into his record tying 27th Masters 1000 title. That phrase is inadequate as Novak is not just defensive or counter punching, he is…

Indian Wells 2016: Goffin vs. Raonic Semifinal Prediction

Milos Raonic’s semifinal appearance is not unexpected given Milos’ 2015 showing at Indian Wells, his strong performances at Brisbane and Melbourne this year, and his dunk during NBA All-Star weekend (demonstrating his return to health being injured in the Aussie semifinal round).  David Goffin is a cagey player with a unique style, but I doubted…

Indian Wells 2016: St. Patrick’s Day Quarterfinal Predictions

I am mixing WTA and ATP Predictions Today as I have Been in Ill Health and Don’t Feel like Making 2 Posts.  (any mistakes I make will be blamed on my illness) Predicted Winners in BOLD [18] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs. Daria Kasatkina (RUS) – This should be a fun if under appreciated match.   …

Australian Open 2016: Day 7 Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs [14] Gilles Simon (FRA) – I love Gilles, but this mountain is too high to climb.  Novak should win in 3 sets. [3] Roger Federer (SUI) vs [15] David Goffin (BEL) – Goffin could win this match.  He is playing quite well and Thiem is good sparring for facing Federer.  Still, Federer likely…

Australian Open 2016: Day 5 Men’s Predictions

The most decorated player of the hardcourt era of the Australian Open/Championships  Predicted Winners in BOLD Business is about to pick up Roger Federer (SUI) [3] vs. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [27] – I think Dimitrov has a real chance to win here because the courts in Australia play a bit slower than Roger ideally likes them to…

January 7th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Sorry about time differences leading to some uneven posting times for my tennis predictions Qatar [7] Jérémy Chardy (FRA) vs. Illya Marchenko (UKR) H2H – I like Chardy’s recent play. [2] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) H2H – Rafa rolls [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. [8] Leonardo Mayer (ARG) H2H – Novak…

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…