Miami Open 2018: March 23rd Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Quick picks today Stadium  (11 a.m. start) [4] Elina Svitolina (UKR) vs. Naomi Osaka (JPN) – All good things come to an end, but … not yet [8] Venus Williams (USA) vs. [Q] Natalia Vikhlyantseva (RUS) [2] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) vs. Monica Puig (PUR) – Will Puig ever rise to the heights she did at the 2016 Olympics?…

Masters Miami 2018: Men’s Singles Predictions for March 22nd

Predicted Winners in BOLD Stadium (11 a.m. start) Leonardo Mayer (ARG) vs. Donald Young (USA) – I wrestled with this prediction.  Mayer should love the slow conditions.  Young is always tough on US soil. Frances Tiafoe (USA) vs. Nicolas Kicker (ARG) – Tiafoe was #11 in my recent power ranking. Grandstand Denis Shapovalov (CAN) vs. Viktor Troicki (SRB) – Can…

Miami Open 2018: March 22nd Women’s Singles Predictions

Spring has…sprung?#CincyTennis pic.twitter.com/tR8IfSJ3cd — Western & Southern Open (@CincyTennis) March 21, 2018 Why Miami is played in March and Cincinnati in August Predicted Winners in BOLD Stadium (11 am. start) [10] Angelique Kerber (GER) vs. Johanna Larsson (SWE) – Kerber’s excellent 2016 and strong 2015 seem to be more relevant than her poor 2017 campaign. [1] Simona Halep…

Australian Open 2018: January 24th Women’s Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Angelique Kerber vs. Madison Keys Kerber, when healthy and confident, is the best counter-puncher on tour.  Madison Keys, when her error count is under control, is one of the top 5 players on the WTA Tour in terms of being able to dictate play.  Something has to give, right?  We will…

Australian Open 2018: January 22nd Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. Marton Fucsovics (HUN) – Federer has won 3 matches quickly and at night.  If he gets a 4th quick win in the day, the 36-year-old defending champion will be looking at needing 9 sets with some rest built into the system to win major #20.  It is…

Australian Open 2018: January 22nd Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [8] Caroline Garcia (FRA) vs. [17] Madison Keys (USA) – Keys will need to be sharp to win this match, but I think the match is on her racquet as her winner to unforced errors ratio will determine the winner.  That makes Keys a slight favorite. [21] Angelique Kerber (GER) vs. Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) – Kerber…

Australian Open 2018: January 21st Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [32] Anett Kontaveit (EST) vs. Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) – I don’t think this is even close. [2] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) vs. [19] Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) – Wozniacki has to be a co-favorite at this point. [4] Elina Svitolina (UKR) vs. [Q] Denisa Allertova (CZE) – Svitolina can silence a lot of critics who might see her…

Australian Open 2018: Day 4 Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [14] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Gaël Monfils (FRA) – Djokovic is 14-0 vs. Monfils.  I expect 15-love to be the result of this match. [2] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) – Federer trying to avoid the fate of the gazelles. [5] Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs. [Q] Denis Kudla (USA) – Kudla is…