Australian Open 2018: Is Cilic the Palindrome and Challenger We Need?

Marin Cilic is not a new face in tennis.  He knocked Andy Murray off at the 2009 US Open when many felt Murray would breakthrough with a title.  Cilic reached his first Grand Slam semifinal at the 2010 Australian Open beating Juan Martin del Potro and Andy Roddick in succession prior to falling to Andy…

Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer vs. Marin Cilic Championship Prediction

Roger Federer vs. Marin Cilic Roger Federer came about as close to defeat as anyone could without losing when playing Marin Cilic last year at Wimbledon.  This match pits those two combatants against one another with the Wimbledon title on the line.  Here is a breakdown of this match. Experience Roger Federer has the experience…

Cincinnati 2016: Andy Murray vs. Marin Cilic Championship Prediction

Andy Murray vs. Marin Cilic This match would seemingly be entirely on Andy Murray’s racquet.  Despite these two having a close battle at the Queen’s Club earlier this summer, Andy Murray is a strong favorite.  Andy has not lost a match since losing the Roland Garros final.  Murray has reached his 7th consecutive championship match….

Cincinnati 2016: ATP Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD (1) Andy Murray VS (4) Milos Raonic – Milos has faced Andy Murray at the Australian Open semifinal, Queen’s Club final, and Wimbledon final.  In each case, Milos finished on the losing end of these encounters.  Can today be different?  It might.  Milos Raonic has increased his net attacks in 2016…

Cincinnati 2016: ATP Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Steve Johnson VS Grigor Dimitrov – I am torn on this match.  Johnson won a bronze medal in doubles and pulled a huge upset over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to secure his spot as the top ranked US male in singles.  He is basking in good vibes. Grigor Dimitrov is playing his best tennis since…

Cincinnati 2016: August 18th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Grigor Dimitrov VS (2) Stan Wawrinka – Grigor appears to be playing much better than some of his earlier 2016 form.  Still, I think Stan wins the battle of one-handed backhands by serving bigger than Grigor and pushing him backward during rallies. Borna Coric VS (3) Rafael Nadal – Coric won a gut-check match last evening after…

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…