Miami Open 2016: March 24th ATP and WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs. Donald Young (USA) H2H Borna Coric (CRO) vs. Denis Istomin (UZB) H2H [20] Sloane Stephens (USA) vs. [WC] Heather Watson (GBR) – This should be a fun one. [1] Serena Williams (USA) vs. Christina McHale (USA) – I like Serena to win this one, but McHale should not…

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…

Press Conference Don’ts

I did consider asking Andy Murray if he would consider hoping freight trains to get from Canada to Cincinnati in 2010 after many questions were asked of his 2009 drive from Montreal to Cincinnati.  Wisdom won out, but these mistakes actually happened.  Rippa.com put out a compilation of the 5 worst press conference fails.  They…

Quick Hits: June 15, 2015

My Quick Hits The extra week in the grass season has made the transition to Queen’s Club and Halle not seem nearly as rushed.  I was unsure if this extra week would mean much, but seeing it unfold for the first time as a fan and follower of the sport, I love it. Rafael Nadal picked…

US Open 2013: Day 3 Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD First Round David Goffin vs. Alexandr Dolgopolov – I am taking Goffin in an extremely interesting match.  This match should have a lot of fun rallies. Benoit Paire (24) vs. Alex Bogomolov Jr. – Paire is playing quite well in 2013. Tim Smyczek vs. James Duckworth Kevin Anderson (17) vs. Daniel Brands – This will come down to who can impose his…

Tennis from the Eyes of a 4 Year Old

This past Thursday I stopped by Mason, Ohio to pick up my press credentials for the Cincinnati Masters event.  My 4 year old daughter was with me so I decided to walk around the largely empty grounds with her.  Her reactions were as follows: When I picked up my credentials she told the tournament staff…

Tennis News: Mahut Doubles Up & Federer w/ 98 Square Inch Frame

Mahut on a Roll Carlos Berlocq and Fabio Fognini deserve a lot of credit for picking up titles last week.  Nicolas Mahut receives a big shout out for winning the final event of the 2013 grass court season in Newport, Rhode Island.  Mahut is a bit of a grass court specialist as he was runner-up…