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…

Indian Wells 2017: Wawrinka vs. Federer Championship Prediction

Stan Wawrinka vs. Roger Federer The past two major winners on the men’s side of tennis will clash in the Indian Wells final.  This is a match that has to please the tournament organizers.  Stan Wawrinka made it through Murray’s half of the draw with some close matches but not having to face the #1…

Indian Wells 2017: Men’s Semifinal Predictions

Swiss Army Final? Probably, but Does it Come w/ a Can Opener and Cork Screw? [3] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. [21] Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) I am more confident of Stan Wawrinka advancing than Roger Federer reaching the final.  I think Wawrinka’s power baseline game and bluntly impactful serve leave Pablo Carreno Busta one path…

Tennis Power Ranking 2016: Stan Takes New York

10th Tennis Power Ranking of 2016 Novak Djokovic – Novak has not had the post Roland Garros victory lap he may have hoped for, but a title in Toronto and runner-up finish in New York keep him comfortably on top. Andy Murray – Murray followed up his strong Rio and solid Cincinnati events with an…

US Open 2016: Novak Djokovic vs. Stan Wawrinka Championship Prediction

Novak Djokovic vs. Stan Wawrinka For the second straight day, I have been slow to post a championship prediction because I can’t come to a clear sense of what I think will happen.  Novak Djokovic is the favorite on paper, but we know that Stan Wawrinka’s 2 major titles included wins over Djokovic.  They have…

US Open 2016: Wawrinka vs. Nishikori Semifinal Prediction

This was a great clash – we can hope for more of the same today Kei Nishikori vs. Stan Wawrinka These two have staged some battles in Grand Slam events.  Kei won a 2014 tilt at the US Open that Wawrinka avenged at the 2015 Australian Open.  Nishikori also beat Wawrinka in Cincinnati quite recently….

US Open 2016: August 30th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [3] – This is a terrible first round draw for both players.  I think Stan wins, but this could easily go the other way. Lukas Rosol (CZE) vs. Andy Murray (GBR) [2] – Does everyone hate Lukas?  Murray seems to. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) vs. Sam Querrey (USA) [29] – Both…

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…