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 –…

Tennis Power Ranking 2013: Post Montreal

Power Ranking 2013 #10 A lot of movement as one would expect following a 1000 Series Event 1.  Rafael Nadal – Rafa already has 4 Masters 1000 titles in 2013!  Add in 2000 points from Roland Garros and Rafa has banked 6000 ranking points in 5 events.  His win versus Nole pushes Rafa back to the…

Tennis Masters Canada: Predictions for August 7

Predicted Winners in BOLD Second Round Andy Murray (2) vs. Marcel Granollers – This is not the easiest first match for Murray.  Still, one has to pick the world #2. Nikolay Davydenko vs. Pablo Andujar – Davydenko played well to beat Simon.  Perhaps he is having a renaissance, but Andujar is a tough customer. Vasek…

Tennis Masters Canada: Predictions for August 6

Predicted Winners in BOLD Second Round Richard Gasquet (7) vs. Martin Klizan – Kilzan is playing well, but I think Gasquet in Quebec wins this match. Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Florian Mayer – Mayer is a tough opponent, but Novak should win. Kei Nishikori (9) vs. Andreas Seppi – Nishikori could have a big week. First Round Jerzy Janowicz (15) vs. Julien Benneteau – Jerzy could be…

Power Ranking 2013: Post DC

Power Ranking 2013 #9 1.  Andy Murray – Murray broke a 77 year slump for men from the UK at All England.  Over the past 52 weeks, Murray has won 2 slams, produced 1 slam runner-up finish and won a gold medal.  His back-to-back titles at Queen’s Club and Wimbledon have him atop my rankings…

John Isner is Captain America and other Thoughts

Isner: 6/7, 6/7 “Don’t Cross Me in North Carolina, Georgia, Rhode Island, DC” Does any player have a greater change in his success rate when playing on home soil than John Isner does?  Isner on US Soil is a top 15 player and overseas he is a top 50 player.  Isner has won 7 titles…