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…

Australian Open 2018: Day 1 Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [3] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs. [Q] Dennis Novak (AUT) – How will Dimitrov deal with increased expectations?  I am not sure, but he should win this match. [1] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM) – Rafa has a very workable draw Down Under. [16] John Isner (USA) vs. Matthew Ebden (AUS) –…

ATP World Tour Finals 2017: Day 3 Round Robin Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [5] Marin Cilic (CRO) vs. [8] Jack Sock (USA) H2H – The winner of this match will keep his semifinal hopes realistically alive.  Cilic has more experience and a more well rounded game.  Jack Sock has his massive forehand and momentum from winning in Paris.  Sock leads their head-to-head 2-0 with both wins coming in 2016 (Davis Cup…

World Tour Finals 2017: Day 1 Round Robin Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD (4) Dominic Thiem VS (6) Grigor Dimitrov – The surface favors Dimitrov, and Thiem has had a forgettable post-Roland Garros season. Rafael Nadal still has concerns about his knee ahead of the ATP World Tour Finals 👉 https://t.co/jIHNjQfmiA pic.twitter.com/cwiP7Fa3HP — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) November 11, 2017 (1) Rafael Nadal VS (7) David…

Basel 2017: Championship Prediction -Federer vs. Del Potro

[1] Roger Federer (SUI) vs [4] Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) This should be a great match.  JMDP beat Federer in 4 sets to take their US Open quarterfinal clash in September.  Federer beat JMDP in the Shanghai semifinals en route to 1000 points that keep the 2017 race for #1 alive.  Federer has sailed through all but one of his…

Vienna 2017: Championship Prediction – Tsonga vs. Pouille

[8] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs Lucas Pouille (FRA) Each man stands to gain a pretty big trophy with a win plus 500 ranking points.  The runner-up will still grab 300 points.  This should be a great match with Pouille having more variety and youth while Tsonga can be overwhelming on an indoor court and has much more experience.  A guy…