Tennis Power Ranking 2016: Murray & Cilic Smiling after Rio & Cincinnati

The 9th Tennis Power Ranking 0f 2016 Novak Djokovic – Novak missed Cincinnati with an injury and lost to Juan Martin del Potro in Rio.  That doesn’t mean he is not still at the top of my power ranking.  Nole won Toronto with a dodgy right arm.  If his arm is healthier in New York,…

Washington, DC 2016: ATP Championship Prediction

Two in a row for Ivo? [2] Gael Monfils (FRA)  vs [13] Ivo Karlovic (CRO) Ivo Karlovic at 37 could be the hottest player on tour if he wins this match.  Back-t0-back titles on two different surfaces is hard enough but to do that at 37 is really something. Therefore, Ivo has a lot on the…

Washington, DC 2016: ATP Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [5] Steve Johnson (USA) vs [13] Ivo Karlovic (CRO) H2H – Johnson beating Isner should give him some good practice in terms of facing the areas of the surface box Ivo’s delivery’s can reach.  Karlovic attacks the net much more frequently than Isner, but I like Johnson to win this match with at…

Newport 2016: Ivo Karlovic vs. Gilles Muller Championship Prediction

Ivo Karlovic vs. Gilles Muller Anyone thinking the 1990s are long gone hasn’t seen the tennis in Newport.  Since Newport falls after Wimbledon, pressure is minimal to make the grass play like that at the All England Lawn Tennis Croquet Club (those courts slowed down in 2002).  Ivo Karlovic is 37 years old and is…

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…

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…

US Open 2015: September 3rd Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Adrian Mannarino (FRA) vs. Andy Murray (GBR) [3] – Murray, minus a 3rd set hiccup, played well in round 1. Steve Darcis (BEL) vs. Roger Federer (SUI) [2] – I think Federer wins this match in straight sets, but Darcis can be tricky. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [5] vs. Hyeon Chung (KOR) – Stan is clearly capable of doing…

US Open 2015: September 1st Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Roger Federer (SUI) vs Leonardo Mayer (ARG) – This match could be tricky for Federer, but a 3 of 5 set match favors the superior player. [3] Andy Murray (GBR) vs Nick Kyrgios (AUS) – I think the hype will out weigh the quality of this match as Nick doesn’t just…