Australian Open 2019: Draw Impressions

Six titles in the past year ain't bad. Congrats, @Petra_Kvitova. ūüŹÜūüŹÜūüŹÜūüŹÜūüŹÜūüŹÜ pic.twitter.com/Zl0SOSjBmW — Western & Southern Open (@CincyTennis) January 12, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Women’s Singles Draw Simona Halep may be the #1 seed, but she got a brutal draw.¬† If Halep reaches the semifinals, her confidence should be sky high, but many obstacles loom. A Naomi…

Masters Miami 2018: Men’s Singles Predictions for March 26th

Predicted Winners in BOLD Stadium¬†¬†(11 a.m. start) [16]¬†Pablo Carre√Īo Busta (ESP) vs. Steve Johnson (USA) – This should be a fun match for anyone with tickets.¬† These two guys play heady tennis and battle with all they have to offer on a given day. [17]¬†Nick Kyrgios (AUS) vs.¬†[15]¬†Fabio Fognini (ITA) – If Kyrgios is healthy…

Miami Open 2018: March 26th Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Stadium¬†(11 a.m. start) [3]¬†Garbi√Īe Muguruza (ESP) vs.¬†[13]¬†Sloane Stephens (USA) – Either is capable of winning this match, but Muguruza has a slightly better chance of advancing. [8]¬†Venus Williams (USA) vs.¬†[11]¬†Johanna Konta (GBR) – Venus had a great 2017, but this could be the type of win to propel her toward similar…

Masters Miami 2018: March 23d Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Stadium¬†¬†(11 a.m. start) [2]¬†Marin Cilic (CRO) vs. Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) – Cilic will get a needed win. [9]¬†Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Benoit Paire (FRA) – I like Novak to get this win. [5]¬†Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) vs. Robin Haase (NED) – JMDP is riding high Grandstand [7]¬†David Goffin (BEL) vs….

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 ‚ÄĒ 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 Men’s Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Hyeon Chung vs. Tennys Sandgren This is certainly an unexpected match-up.¬† Chung has a jump start on his career rise with a lot of computer points and a few big wins under his belt.¬† Sangren must be in love with the points he will take from here.¬† I can’t say much…

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…