Rio Olympic Tennis: August 9th Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD MONACO Juan vs. MURRAY Andy – Murray will be facing a tough fighter in Monaco, but Monaco doesn’t have enough firepower to really bother Murray. NADAL Rafael vs. SEPPI Andreas – I don’t think it will be as one-sided as Rafa’s first round match, but Rafa should win in straight sets. CUEVAS…

Rio Olympic Tennis: August 8th Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD I will have something up regarding the state of the men’s draw as I think that topic deserves its own post. Juan Martin del Potro VS Joao Sousa – JMDP pulled a massive upset that opens many doors for possible medalists in the top half of the draw.  JMDP should win this match,…

Rio Olympic Tennis: August 7th Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Dustin Brown VS Thomaz Bellucci – I think the home court edge will be big in this match. Also, the slow surface hurts Dreddy’s attacking style. Viktor Troicki VS (2) Andy Murray – Andy can beat this Serbian player in Rio.  Can he beat the other? (1) Novak Djokovic VS Juan Martin del Potro – A 2012 bronze medal…

Rio Olympic Tennis: August 7th Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD WILLIAMS Serena vs. GAVRILOVA Daria – The surface is slow and Serena is facing a fast young player.  That could cause some problems.  I think Venus’ loss will have Serena even more focused for this match as well as her doubles match with Venus today.  So long as Serena doesn’t drown…

Rio Olympic Tennis: Nishikori Wins a Point after Dropping His Racquet

何事もあきらめちゃいけないことを教えてくれる錦織さん pic.twitter.com/JMk89WYir5 — NishikoriGIF (@NishikoriGIF) August 6, 2016 From another angle Wow! What a point by @keinishikori in #Rio2016 via @Mikno78 pic.twitter.com/pkoZhZfqvA — Tennis24.com (@Tennis24com) August 6, 2016

Rio Olympic Tennis: August 6 Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD First, a big thanks to the ATP’s website for listing the men’s schedule.  I had to go to the olympic site to get a listing of women’s olympic matches.  The WTA should list the schedule too.  The women’s slate for August 6th features a lot of good matches so I’ll jump…

Rio Olympic Tennis: August 6 Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Albert Ramos-Vinolas VS (4) Kei Nishikori – Kei should win, but his deep run in Canada may make an adjustment to Rio a bit slower than some other players’ process of adaptation. Malek Jaziri VS (5) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga – I like Tsonga so long as he is feeling healthy. (6) Gael Monfils VS Vasek Pospisil – Pospisil has a canon serve…

Olympics 2016: Guga Enters the Olympic Stadium with the Torch!

Any debate about tennis’ place in the olympic games is settled by this.  What a great honor for Gustavo Kuerten! Emocionado fica @gugakuerten ao participar da abertura da Olimpíada do Rio de Janeiro. pic.twitter.com/AEgv0F81ny — DC Esportes (@esportesdc) August 6, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js .@gugakuerten twirled, laughed & waved with joy to steal the show at the…

Olympic Tennis 2016: Other Opening Ceremony Photos and Videos

Beautiful symbol of hope for the planet at #RioOpeningCeremony Time for real action on #climatechange #doit4thekids pic.twitter.com/WjUwpFLSnY — Nemo (@CoralSeaOz) August 6, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js .@serenawilliams taking a selfie with flag bearer @WaydeDreamer #teamSArise pic.twitter.com/2RGoH0aIK8 — TeamSouthAfrica (@teamsa16) August 5, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js In his Rio 2016 opener, Novak Djokovic will face the man who beat him…