US Open 2020: Men’s Singles Predictions for August 31st

Predicted Winners in BOLD Note these are snap judgment gut picks.  I have not and will not bet on tennis. Kevin Anderson VS (5) Alexander Zverev – An upset to start out? Why not? (1) Novak Djokovic VS Damir Dzumhur – (12) Denis Shapovalov VS (WC) Sebastian Korda – A fun youth clash that likely…

US Open 2020 August 31st Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Note – I do my picks quickly to see if my gut instinct is generally on target or not.  I have never bet on tennis.  I will never bet on tennis. ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM Play starts at 12 noon Karolina PLISKOVA (CZE) [1] v Anhelina KALININA (UKR) Evening session begins at…

Predictions for 10-20-2019’s 250 Finals

There are actually only 3 finals being contested, but each is worth 250 ranking points to the winner Predicted Winner in Bold Kremlin Cup Final in Moscow Andrey Rublev vs. Adrian Mannarino Outside of Russia, I’d probably be picking Mannarino who had a nice run at both Montreal and Cincinnati.  Still, on home soil, I…

US Open 2019: September 1st Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM  (Noon start) [3] Roger Federer (SUI) vs [15] David Goffin (BEL) – This could be a long match.  I think the 3 of 5 set format helps Federer.  Goffin played well in Cincinnati and Federer started slowly in his first two matches at the US Open.  If Federer cannot push Goffin backward, an…

US Open 2019: August 27th Women’s Singles Predictions

Match of the Day: [24] Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) vs Alison Riske (USA) Muguruza is one of the most vexing players to predict. She holds two major titles and was also a major runner-up.  When she plays well, she looks like a star who could be setting the standard on the WTA Tour, but her style of play…

US Open 2019: Men’s Singles Predictions for August 27th

Men’s Match of the Day: [8] Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) vs Andrey Rublev (RUS) Tsitsipas beat Federer in a major and beat Rafa on clay this year.  He battled Wawrinka in a great 5 set Roland Garros round of 16 loss.  However, the second half of his season has been a bit understated.  Has fatigue set in?  Are…

US Open 2019: Key Day 1 Match Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Women’s Match of the Day – Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova Serena has won the US Open 6-times.  Maria Sharapova won the US Open in 2006.  Serena has dominated their head-to-head matches 19-3, but any match pitting two former champions and former #1s in the first round has to be the match…

Montreal 2019: Semifinal Predictions UPDATED

Predictions in BOLD Medvedev vs. Khachanov: From Russia 6-Love? This match features two tall, both stand 198 cm/6’6″ tall, 23-year-old Russians.  Their head-to-head is tied 1-1 with both contests coming on indoor hard courts.  Both players are powerful and smart on the court.  Obviously, this should be a close match.  I do think Medvedev’s strong…

Wimbledon 2019: Round of 16 Gentlemen’s Predictions

One time only (probably), match predictions are back en masse for the biggest day of the tennis year! Predicted Winners in BOLD [3] Rafael Nadal vs Joao Sousa Rafa should win this match.  I think Sousa can make the match somewhat interesting in terms of individual points, but he is going to have to string a lot of…