What I Would Do With International Competitions in Tennis

My Simple Plan Tennis is one of the most international sports on the planet.  Players from multiple countries contend for tournaments held all over the world.  Competitions such as Davis Cup are older than the World Cup and Ryder Cup.  Still, times change and perhaps some tweaking of the tennis system for these competitions is…

Rio Olympic Tennis: Women’s Semifinal Predictions

Czech Republic’s @Petra_Kvitova moves into #Rio2016 Semifinals with 6-2, 6-0 win over Svitolina! Plays Puig next! pic.twitter.com/o0VUvPQSYy — WTA (@WTA) August 11, 2016   Predicted Winners in BOLD Petra Kvitova vs. Monica Puig – Monica Puig keeps pulling upsets, but I think if Petra Kvitova has a good day she should win.  Kvitova has easy…

Rio Olympic Tennis: The Value of Medals Won in Doubles

Rafa Nadal & Marc Lopez win their QF & reach the medal round. With mixed doubles, Nadal plays 3 matches tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/i586WQ9fiT — Cynthia Tanner (@CJSTanner) August 10, 2016 With most of today’s action wiped out by rain storms, I am going to take a moment to look at doubles.  It is a topic I…

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…

Rio Olympic Tennis: Women’s Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Each of these winners is assured of at least a bronze medal KEYS Madison vs. KASATKINA Daria – Madison Keys may have a 1996 Lindsay Davenport vibe at these games.  Keys should win this match and advance to the medal rounds. Elina Svitolina #UKR has defeated Olympic defending champion Serena Williams…