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…

Australian Open 2018: Day 1 Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [7] Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) vs. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) – This is not the easiest draw.  Each player has won Roland Garros.  Still, Ostapenko should win. [5] Venus Williams (USA) vs. Belinda Bencic (SUI) – Another interesting draw, but I think Venus’ solid 2017 earns her the benefit of the doubt. [23] Daria Gavrilova (AUS)…

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…

Masters Miami 2017: March 26th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD I am predicting a shorter stay for Nishikori than what he had at Miami 2016 Stadium (11 a.m. start) [2] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. [25] Fernando Verdasco (ESP) H2H – A gut feeling leads me to pick an upset. [5] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. [26] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) H2H – Kohlschreiber will compete,…

Indian Wells 2017: March 14th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD STADIUM 1 (11 a.m. start) [8] Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) vs. [21] Caroline Garcia (FRA) – Veteran power? [Q] Shuai Peng (CHN) vs. [12] Venus Williams (USA) [9] Madison Keys (USA) vs. [13] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) – Keys should be able to dictate play vs. Wozniacki.  That doesn’t mean she will win, but the…

ATP Predictions March 4, 2017: Dubai, Acapulco, and Brazil/Brasil

Dubai Singles final (not before 7 p.m.) [1] Andy Murray (GBR) vs Fernando Verdasco (ESP) H2H – Verdasco can trouble Murray (see Wimbledon 2013), but I don’t see Murray losing unless Verdasco is zoning.  I never expect a player to zone so I will take Andy Murray to win 6-4, 6-4. ********************************************* Abierto Mexicano Telcel Singles final (not…

Mercedes Cup 2016: June 9th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [3] Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs. Sam Groth (AUS) H2H – I like Thiem, but his deep run in Paris may mean his grass court adjustments have not taken place yet.  This could be a huge opportunity for Groth. [1] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. Taylor Fritz(USA) 4-3 – to be completed (not before…

Ricoh Open 2016: June 9th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [3] Ivo Karlovic (CRO) vs. [WC] Igor Sijsling (NED) H2H – I think the big man wins this match even if Igor has some home court love coming his way. [1] David Ferrer (ESP) vs. Dudi Sela (ISR) H2H – Ferrer has had his moments on grass. [7] Gilles Muller (LUX) vs. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez…

Mercedes Cup 2016: June 8th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [WC] Michael Berrer (GER) vs. [Q] Florian Mayer (GER) H2H – Mayer’s match play in the qualifying rounds gives him an edge in my mind. [7] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) vs. Denis Kudla (USA)  H2H – Kudla is a fighter who plays his best tennis on grass.  However, Kohlschreiber in Germany is a tough…