Gstaad 2016: Championship Prediction

[1] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs. Robin Haase (NED) H2H Haase leads their head-t0-head series 3-1 and is 3-0 in all of their clay court meetings.  All four of their matches have gone 3 sets so no one has run away with a match.  Haase did defeat Lopez in the 2013 Gastaad event.  That may be…

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]…

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 4th ATP Predictions

And here we go … on the 2016 tennis season Predicted Winners in BOLD Qatar – I’ll put the event with the world #1 playing first [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. [Q] Dustin Brown (GER)  – Dreddy vs. Nole is a fun match, but Novak’s returns and passes make this less than ideal for Dustin….

Paris Masters 2015: November 4th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD A Great Slate of Matches [6] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. Jérémy Chardy (FRA) H2H – Nishikori needs to be sharp as Chardy has had a few good results over the past 4 months.  If Nishikori returns well and gets to Chardy’s backhand, the 6th seed will advance.  If Chardy’s serve and forehand…

Shanghai 2015: October 12th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Martin Klizan (SVK) vs. [WC] Ze Zhang (CHN) H2H – Klizan has a nice game so I think he wins one on the road so to speak. [13] John Isner (USA) vs. Adrian Mannarino (FRA) H2H – The Big Guy obviously needs to let his serve dictate in order to win. [16] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs. Tommy Robredo (ESP) H2H – Tsonga could make a lot of things…

Tennis Power Ranking 2015: Novak’s New York State of Mind

Tennis Abides 2015 Power Ranking #11 Novak Djokovic – Nole claiming his 10th major title and wrapping up his 4th year at #1 is about as comprehensive of a way to be #1 in my ranking as any.  Novak was runner-up in Montreal and Cincinnati, but it all built toward his 2nd US Open crown….

US Open 2015: Djokovic vs. Lopez Quarterfinal Prediction

Novak Djokovic vs. Feliciano Lopez Feliciano Lopez has been playing some of the best tennis of his career over the past 18 months.  He posted a great grass court campaign in 2014.  He has posted wins over the greatest Spaniard ever Rafael Nadal.  Does he have a chance to beat the world #1? For Lopez…