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…

Tennis Power Ranking 2016: Murray Cuts Novak’s Lead

The 7th Tennis Power Ranking of 2016 Novak Djokovic – Nole was the first man since 1992 to win the Australian Open and French Open in the same year.  Novak adds Masters 1000 titles at Indian Wells, Miami, and Madrid to his impressive 2016 results.  Novak’s title at Doha is worth 250 points and his…

Wimbledon 2016: Andy Murray vs. Milos Raonic Championship Prediction

Andy Murray vs. Milos Raonic Andy Murray’s 2012 Wimbledon runner-up finish, his 2012 gold medal victory on that same court, and his 2013 Wimbledon triumph garnered a lot of attention.  The 2016 Wimbledon final carries little of that historical baggage.  A second Murray title would be significant in the UK, but this match can be…

Wimbledon 2016: Men’s Semifinal Poll

My Predictions are Up. Now, Have Your Say. Who will be the men’s finalists at @Wimbledon? #Wimbledon — Dan Martin (@DanMartinTennis) July 8, 2016  

Wimbledon 2016: Roger Federer vs. Milos Raonic Semifinal Prediction

Roger Federer vs. Milos Raonic My first prediction is that this will be closer than their 2014 semifinal match was.  That match was a simple run of Federer breaking Raonic’s serve once per set.  Raonic seemed nervous, and Roger took advantage by nearly waltzing into the Wimbledon final.  Roanic made a much better accounting of…

Tennis Power Ranking 2016: Novak Reigns in Spain?

The Fifth Tennis Power Ranking for 2016 He is the man Novak Djokovic – Novak bounced back from his loss at Monte Carlo with a strong showing in Madrid.  He lost only one set en route to his record 29th Masters 1000 Shield. Rafael Nadal – Rafa did lose to Andy Murray so staying second…

Power Ranking 2016: Monte Carlo and Barcelona have Rafa Rising

Our Long International Nightmare is Over: Tennis Abides is Back Sorry this is a bit later than usual.  Putting the finishing touches on my dissertation put my tennis writing on the back burner.  Still, the 3rd Masters 1000 event of 2016 along with a 500 level event in Spain deserve some attention prior to the…