Power Ranking 2019: Post-Miami and Pre-Clay Standings

Where Things Stand as Tennis Shifts to the Beaten Earth Novak Djokovic – His performance at the Australian Open was outstanding. That is enough to win the first phase of 2019 regardless of what has transpired since. Roger Federer – Winning Miami and Dubai as well as posting a runner-up finish at Indian Wells positions Federer in…

Masters Miami 2018: March 23d Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Stadium  (11 a.m. start) [2] Marin Cilic (CRO) vs. Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) – Cilic will get a needed win. [9] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Benoit Paire (FRA) – I like Novak to get this win. [5] Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) vs. Robin Haase (NED) – JMDP is riding high Grandstand [7] David Goffin (BEL) vs….

Masters Miami 2017: March 28th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Order of play Stadium (11 a.m. start) [2] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. Federico Delbonis (ARG) H2H – Kei is likely to return well enough to win this match in a fairly straightforward manner. [5] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Nicolas Mahut (FRA) H2H – Mahut doesn’t have enough weapons to…

Masters Miami 2017: March 24th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Stadium (11 a.m. start) [2] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. Kevin Anderson (RSA) H2H –  I like Nishikori to win, but if Anderson can push Nishikori off of the baseline, an upset can happen. [5] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Dudi Sela (ISR) H2H – Rafa rolls [9] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs. Guido Pella (ARG) H2H –…

Masters Miami 2017: March 22nd ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD ATP – [WC] M. Mmoh (USA) vs N. Mahut (FRA) – Mahut will compete, but I am not sure that means he will win. ATP – F. Fognini (ITA) vs R. Harrison (USA) – Predicting Fognini is never easy, but this is a big opportunity for Harrison. ATP – A. Pavlasek (CZE)…

Miami 2016: Novak Djokovic vs. Kei Nishikori Championship Prediction

Novak Djokovic vs. Kei Nishikori It is a testament to how dominant Novak is that I was wondering what do I even write.  Kei Nishikori has an excellent return of serve, moves well, can impose his court positioning on his opponent, and can hit with a lot of pace/precision.  Of course, Kei has a chance,…

Miami Open 2016: Nick Kyrgios vs. Kei Nishikori

Will talent wait its turn or jump in line? Reclaiming his Promise Versus Staking a Claim Kei Nishikori had a breakout moment in 2014.  He had beaten Roger Federer in Miami and pushed Nadal hard in Madrid in 2014.  However, his 4 set US Open semifinal win over Novak Djokovic had many seeing Nishikori as…

Miami Open 2016: Novak Djokovic vs. David Goffin Prediction

We are in for a treat [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. [15] David Goffin (BEL)  H2H Novak Djokovic has dominated tennis since January 1, 2015.  David Goffin has made impressive strides on tour over the past 52 weeks.  This sets the stage for a giant of the game versus and emerging giant killer.  I expect…

Miami Open 2016: WTA Semifinal Predictions

One Step Away: The First Match Will Produce an Unexpected Finalist while the Second Will Tell us Who Won the 1st Phase of 2016 on the WTA Tour   [15] Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) vs. [19] Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) Both players have defied the odds in reaching the semifinal round.  There is a lot to like…