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…

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: 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 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…