2019 Early Grass Court Highlights

A man who comes alive on the grass… Some vintage @DreddyTennis in his win over Zverev ūü§™ pic.twitter.com/i0SLjksDdj — Tennis TV (@TennisTV) June 13, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Capacit√† di improvvisazione = Dustin #Brown.ūüĒ• #MercedesCup @DreddyTennis (ūüé•: @TennisTV)pic.twitter.com/mxOnJYhaRL — We Are Tennis Italia (@WeAreTennisITA) June 14, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js The never-ending slide… Never forget ūüėā pic.twitter.com/o0f977YDTh — Tennis…

Nottingham 2016: Semifinal Predictions

  Predicted Winners in BOLD Remaining Quarterfinal Match – I will stick with my earlier pick of Anderson over Johnson, but that is far from a given. Semifinal Round [2] Pablo Cuevas (URU) vs. [8] Gilles Muller (LUX) H2H¬†– Muller is playing like a grass court specialist the past 3 weeks. ¬†I like him to…

Nottingham 2016: June 22nd Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD (5)¬†Sam Querrey¬†VS¬†(9)¬†Marcos Baghdatis – Both veterans have shown some life recently. ¬†Baghdatis played a little better last week so I will give him the nod. Daniel Evans¬†VS¬†(2)¬†Pablo Cuevas – Cuevas is the #2 seed … Cuevas is the #2 seed. (8)¬†Gilles Muller¬†VS¬†Mikhail Youzhny – Gilles had a great week in Germany…

Mercedes Cup 2016: June 8th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [WC] Michael Berrer (GER) vs. [Q] Florian Mayer (GER) H2H¬†– Mayer’s match play in the qualifying rounds gives him an edge in my mind. [7] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) vs. Denis Kudla (USA)¬† H2H¬†– Kudla is a fighter who plays his best tennis on grass. ¬†However, Kohlschreiber in Germany is a tough…

Ricoh Open 2016: June 8th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Bernard Tomic (AUS) vs. Aljaz Bedene (GBR) H2H¬†–¬†Tomic is always capable of not showing up mentally. ¬†Is he shows up, he should win. [4] Steve Johnson (USA) vs. [WC] Stefan Kozlov (USA) H2H¬†– The NCAA Folk Hero wins this match. [8-WC] Nicolas Mahut (FRA) vs. Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) H2H¬†– Mahut…

The Clay to Grass Transition

I’ve never played tennis on a grass court, but I hope to correct that in the nearish future. The shift for professionals from clay to grass may not be as severe as it was when the speeds of the surfaces were more radically different. ¬†Still, the footing on each surface is different. ¬†I’ve included some…

The State of Tennis Abides

Dear readers, First, I want to thank everyone for a great 2015. ¬†Tennis Abides was founded in September 2011, and this is already the second best year in terms of visitors for the site. ¬†2015 is not even 50% done. ¬†This will easily be our best year ever. ¬†My twitter follows have also risen by…

Wimbledon 2014: Ladies’ Semifinal Predictions

Serena’s Quarter Serena Williams ¬†is obviously the favorite on paper when playing on grass. ¬†I think she will face some adversity in this event. Serena and Maria Sharapova being in the same quarter is not ideal for either player. Eugenie Bouchard is aiming for her 3rd consecutive Grand Slam semifinal. ¬†She could cause issues for…

Topshelf Open 2014: Championship Prediction Becker vs. Agut

[3]¬†Roberto Bautista Agut¬†(ESP)¬† vs.¬†Benjamin Becker¬†(GER) Roberto Bautista Agut has put together a solid 2014. ¬†He went from being largely unknown to becoming a solid player who can do damage in a draw sheet. ¬†Benjamin Becker is best known for defeating Andre Agassi in his final match at the 2006 US Open. ¬†Becker has a big…

Eastbourne 2014: Championship Prediction Lopez vs. Gasquet

[1]¬†Richard Gasquet¬†(FRA)¬† vs.¬†[3]¬†Feliciano Lopez¬†(ESP) This is an interesting match-up. ¬†Across the board, Gasquet has more game than Lopez does. Lopez is a lefty and has a better serve. ¬†Each man can boast a certain amount of success on grass. ¬†Lopez seems due to me after losing the Queen’s Club final despite holding a match point…