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…

Miami Open 2017: March 28th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Order of play Stadium (11 a.m. start) [2] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs. [26] Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) – A revenge match from Melbourne goes to the #2 seed this time around.  I think Pliskova will dictate play often enough to keep ML-B on the defensive and make victory for the…

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 –…

Miami Open 2017: March 24th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Stadium (11 a.m. start) [3] Simona Halep (ROU) vs. Naomi Osaka (JPN) – Halep’s post Rogers Cup results have not been great.  This could be a good place to turn around recent trends. [1] Angelique Kerber (GER) vs. Ying-Ying Duan (CHN) –  Kerber should win, but I am not seeing the…

Miami Open 2017: March 23rd WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD ORDER OF PLAY – THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017 STADIUM start 11:00 am WTA – [Q] M. Brengle (USA) vs [2] Ka. Pliskova (CZE) – This could be a good match, but I think the 2nd seed will advance.  With Serena Williams struggling with injuries and Angelique Kerber struggling in general, Pliskova has…

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 2017: March 22nd WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD ORDER OF PLAY – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017 Not Before 3:00 pm WTA – E. Bouchard (CAN) vs [WC] A. Barty (AUS) – This is an interesting match that could help with either player’s comeback attempt. WTA – C. Bellis (USA) vs [WC] A. Tomljanovic (CRO)  WTA – S. Cirstea (ROU)…

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,…