Australian Open 2017: Federer Changed the Narrative

History Roger Federer’s career has been marked by a lot of record setting.  Yet, his head-to-head deficit versus Rafa Nadal has been the source of a lot of debate.  Roger won their first 5-set major final by taking the 2007 Wimbledon final in an epic fashion.  The 2008 Wimbledon final was a sequel that surpassed…

Wimbledon 2016: Men’s Semifinal Poll

My Predictions are Up. Now, Have Your Say. Who will be the men’s finalists at @Wimbledon? #Wimbledon — Dan Martin (@DanMartinTennis) July 8, 2016  

Wimbledon 2016: Roger Federer vs. Milos Raonic Semifinal Prediction

Roger Federer vs. Milos Raonic My first prediction is that this will be closer than their 2014 semifinal match was.  That match was a simple run of Federer breaking Raonic’s serve once per set.  Raonic seemed nervous, and Roger took advantage by nearly waltzing into the Wimbledon final.  Roanic made a much better accounting of…

Wimbledon 2016: Gentlemen’s Singles Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Roger Federer (SUI) [3] v Marin Cilic (CRO) [9] – If Cilic plays like he did in their 2014 US Open semifinal match, Federer will have to serve bigger and keep his slice low to have a chance.  If Cilic plays well but not great, Federer will need to serve well enough to prevent…

Wimbledon 2016: Gentlemen’s Singles Round of 16 Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD This tournament will be shaken up in the round of 16 and settle into some sort of pattern when the quarterfinal round emerges. [3] Roger Federer (SUI) v Steve Johnson (USA) – Johnson could win this match.  Federer however has to be happy with his path to the final 8. [2] Andy…

Wimbledon 2016: Dividing the Sweet 16 into Groups

Men’s Sweet 16: Rare Waters of a Wide Open Major KEY – Chances for winning the title are not predicated on which group one is in with two exceptions.  The puncher’s chance grouping does seem to have a chance to win 4 more matches, but those chances seem low.  The final grouping just doesn’t quite…

Wimbledon 2016: Day 5 Gentlemen’s Singles Predictions

Dreddy vs. Kyrgios could be unreal Predicted Winners in BOLD – This is a Great Slate of Matches for Day 5 JMdP -“Hey, you know I’m not in the big 4, but I have a major title.” SW – “Well, I’ve got two.” (PR) Juan Martin del Potro VS (4) Stan Wawrinka – If JMDP were a little more…

Excellent Videos Tweeted by @Wimbledon

Be Sure to Follow @Wimbledon if you have a Twitter account as their content is top notch! Juan Martin del Potro’s Serve in Slow Motion Wait, wait, wait…💥@delpotrojuan #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/3kkfZWJCx5 — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 21, 2016 Roger Federer’s Backhand Up close and personal with @rogerfederer #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/zgWck1qjix — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 22, 2016 Garbine Muguruza…

Halle 2016: Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. Alexander Zverev (GER) H2H – Recently, I’ve generally been favoring younger players versus veteran players.  Roger Federer playing at Halle is not a normal veteran. [3] Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs. [PR] Florian Mayer (GER) H2H – Thiem is having the 3rd best year on tour.  He has won…