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…

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…

French Open 2016: Andy Murray vs. Stan Wawrinka Semifinal Prediction

Is Gasquet good sparring ahead of Wawrinka? Andy Murray vs. Stan Wawrinka Stan Wawrinka may say that he is not in Andy Murray’s class.  He has fewer Masters 1000 titles and fewer Grand Slam final round appearances.  However, Wawrinka, like Murray, has 2 Grand Slam singles titles, an olympic gold medal (Stan’s is in doubles…

Power Ranking 2016: Indian Wells

So far 2016 is looking a lot like 2015 Novak Rules Tennis  Novak Djokovic – I am running out of terms to describe Novak’s hold on tennis.  I called him “Fortress Novak” heading into his record tying 27th Masters 1000 title. That phrase is inadequate as Novak is not just defensive or counter punching, he is…