Cincinnati 2016: August 18th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Grigor Dimitrov VS (2) Stan Wawrinka – Grigor appears to be playing much better than some of his earlier 2016 form.  Still, I think Stan wins the battle of one-handed backhands by serving bigger than Grigor and pushing him backward during rallies. Borna Coric VS (3) Rafael Nadal – Coric won a gut-check match last evening after…

Wimbledon 2016: Men’s Semifinal Poll

My Predictions are Up. Now, Have Your Say. Who will be the men’s finalists at @Wimbledon? #Wimbledon — Dan Martin (@DanMartinTennis) July 8, 2016  

Tennis Power Ranking 2016: Novak Reigns in Spain?

The Fifth Tennis Power Ranking for 2016 He is the man Novak Djokovic – Novak bounced back from his loss at Monte Carlo with a strong showing in Madrid.  He lost only one set en route to his record 29th Masters 1000 Shield. Rafael Nadal – Rafa did lose to Andy Murray so staying second…

Miami Open 2016: March 25 WTA and ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Angelique Kerber (GER) vs. Barbora Strycova (CZE) – Kerber is allowed a post-Slam hangover, but I think she will be back in the mix sooner rather than later. [8] David Ferrer (ESP) vs. [Q] Taylor Fritz (USA) H2H  – Unlikely, but I have a feeling. [3] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [PR]…

Power Ranking 2016: All Hail King Novak VI of Melbourne

Tennis Power Ranking 2016: Australian Open Novak Djokovic – Novak takes the 2016 year by the throat by winning his 6th Australian Open title and by winning Qatar.  He has 2250 ranking points in the bank for 2016.  More importantly, his 8 hard court Grand Slam titles have him sitting ahead of Sampras’ 7 and…

Australian Open 2016: Roger Federer vs. Tomas Berdych Quarterfinal Prediction

One More Time: [3] Roger Federer (SUI) vs [6] Tomas Berdych (CZE) Roger Federer lost his first meeting with Tomas Berdych at the 2004 Olympic games. Since that time the two have met 20 additional times.  Roger leads their overall head-to-head 16-5.  Berdych does own wins over Roger at both Wimbledon and the US Open.  He also pushed…

Australian Open 2016: Day 7 Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs [14] Gilles Simon (FRA) – I love Gilles, but this mountain is too high to climb.  Novak should win in 3 sets. [3] Roger Federer (SUI) vs [15] David Goffin (BEL) – Goffin could win this match.  He is playing quite well and Thiem is good sparring for facing Federer.  Still, Federer likely…

Australian Open 2016: Day 5 Men’s Predictions

The most decorated player of the hardcourt era of the Australian Open/Championships  Predicted Winners in BOLD Business is about to pick up Roger Federer (SUI) [3] vs. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [27] – I think Dimitrov has a real chance to win here because the courts in Australia play a bit slower than Roger ideally likes them to…

January 7th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Sorry about time differences leading to some uneven posting times for my tennis predictions Qatar [7] Jérémy Chardy (FRA) vs. Illya Marchenko (UKR) H2H – I like Chardy’s recent play. [2] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) H2H – Rafa rolls [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. [8] Leonardo Mayer (ARG) H2H – Novak…