Djokovic vs. Nadal: It Feels like 2012 to Me

Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal has mowed down his opponents over 6 matches.  While winning 18 of 18 sets, gives Nadal an edge on form, the two sets Djokovic dropped should be of no hindrance to his chances in the final as Djokovic got a physically easy quarterfinal and looked to be in…

Djokovic vs. Nadal: 51

Nadal when asked if he misses playing against Djokovic: “It’s better to not play him.” — Ricky Dimon (@Dimonator) May 19, 2018   Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will square-off for the 51st time tomorrow.  That alone is noteworthy, but when one considers how tightly meshed their careers have been, especially since early 2011, it…

French Open 2017: Men’s Championship Prediction – Nadal vs. Wawrinka

Rafael Nadal vs. Stan Wawrinka Rafael Nadal is 9-0 in Roland Garros championship matches.  Stan Wawrinka is 3-0 in major finals.  Who wins?  Who keeps his streak?  I think there is a clear on paper favorite.  However, I think this match is much closer than what the paper says.  Rafael Nadal is the most dominant…

Rafael Nadal’s Latest Renaissance: Can Anyone Stop Him on Clay?

Rafael Nadal won Monte Carlo and Barcelona for the 10th time each!  He also banked 1500 computer points in the process.  If one adds his 1200 points from Australia, 300 from Acapulco, and 600 from Miami, Rafael Nadal has positioned himself to make another run at the #1 ranking.  With 3600 points from those 5…

Cincinnati 2016: August 18th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Grigor Dimitrov VS (2) Stan Wawrinka – Grigor appears to be playing much better than some of his earlier 2016 form.  Still, I think Stan wins the battle of one-handed backhands by serving bigger than Grigor and pushing him backward during rallies. Borna Coric VS (3) Rafael Nadal – Coric won a gut-check match last evening after…

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…