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…

Australian Open 2018: Day 4 Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [14] Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) vs. Maria Sharapova (RUS) – Sharapova will not have the easiest match here, but she should win. [3] Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) vs. Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) – Muguruza is on my shortlist of players who could hold #1 for a decent stint. [18] Ashleigh Barty (AUS) vs. Camila Giorgi (ITA) – Barty…

Australian Open 2018: Day 3 Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winner in BOLD [1] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Leonardo Mayer (ARG) – Mayer is a rugged player who will try to test Rafa, but an upset here would be stunning. [3] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs. [Q] Mackenzie McDonald (USA) – Dimitrov has to believe in himself a lot more than he did in year’s past due to…

Australian Open 2018: Day 3 Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [4] Elina Svitolina (UKR) vs. Katerina Siniakova (CZE) – I could see one set being close, but chalk advances. [2] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) vs. Jana Fett (CRO) – Woz in Oz – somehow I have to come up with a tag line here. [23] Daria Gavrilova (AUS) vs. Elise Mertens (BEL) – The young…

Australian Open 2018: Day 2 Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [4] Alexander Zverev (GER) vs. Thomas Fabbiano (ITA) – The big man is seeded 4th and capable of hammering his way to a title.  Someone has to step up at some point from the younger tiers of players.  Zverev is as good of a pick as any among the younger players at…

Australian Open 2018: Day 2 Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [6] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs. Veronica Cepede Royg (PAR) – Pliskova has all of the qualities of a Grand Slam Champion, can being seeded 6th help her cause? [1] Simona Halep (ROU) vs. [WC] Destanee Aiava (AUS) – Halep has handled the #1 ranking reasonably well, but a 1st major would give her…