US Open 2015: August 31st Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD in What Should be an Awesome Day of Tennis for the Fans Great photos of @DjokerNole and @cilic_marin by Melchior DiGiacomo for @Tennis_Now celebrating his 45th @usopen pic.twitter.com/rF4sYYFKjq — Novak Fan Club (@NovakFanClub) August 30, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] vs. Joao Souza (BRA) – This is not the easiest first round…

Wimbledon 2015: July 1st Gentlemen’s Singles Predictions

#NovakDjokovic opens play on Centre Court again on Wednesday – this time vs Jarkko Nieminen: http://t.co/K8CHOHs8vK pic.twitter.com/rauVF1Lr3c — Live Tennis (@livetennis) June 30, 2015 Predicted Winners in BOLD Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] v Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) – Nole should win against the classy veteran. Santiago Giraldo (COL) v Kei Nishikori (JPN) [5] – How healthy…

Tennis Power Ranking 2013: Mallorcan Conquistador

Power Ranking 2013 #12 A lot of movement after 2013’s FInal Grand Slam 1.  Rafael Nadal – What can be said.  He missed the Australian Open and lost at the first round at Wimbledon.  Heck, Rafa has lost 2 clay court matches this year.  All of that is true, and Rafa has locked up the…

US Open 2013 Weekend Quick Hits

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have met at every slam except for the US Open.  That seems apt to change as both men are in good to frightening form. Sloane Stephens has a lot going for her in terms of mobility, power etc.  I like her chances to make big strides over then next 18…

US Open 2013: Day 7 Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in Bold Third Round Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Joao Sousa – Nole should roll. Tim Smyczek vs. Marcel Granollers – And then there were none … US men are eliminated from the singles draw.  The USTA should be a touch worried about the state of the men’s game. Andy Murray (3) vs. Florian Mayer – The defending champion moves forward. Stanislas Wawrinka (9)…

Goodbye to James Blake

The first time attending i was fortunate enough to attend a tennis tournament with press credentials was in 2008 at the Indianapolis Hard Court Championships.  I covered the semifinal and final rounds.  My first match was Gilles Simon d. Sam Querrey 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.  This was a great match to start my press career with…

US Open 2013: Day 5 Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Second Round Marcel Granollers vs. Rajeev Ram – Ram’s Samprasesque game has a chance here, but he is not the favorite.  I hope I am wrong about the pride of Indianapolis. Tobias Kamke vs. Denis Istomin – This should be a good match. Kevin Anderson (17) vs. Marcos Baghdatis – I’ll take the big man in 4 sets. Juan Martin…

US Open 2013: Day 2 Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Isner should win today, but his return game will dictate how far he advances First Round Jiri Vesely vs. Denis Kudla – This is a good chance for Kudla to get a valuable win. Rogerio Dutra da Silva vs. Vasek Pospisil 4-6, 3-6, 7-6 (11-9), 4-0 suspended – Sticking with yesterday’s pick, but who knows with this…

Tennis Power Ranking 2013: Cincinnati to NY

Power Ranking 2013 #11 Again a lot of movement as one would expect following a 1000 Series Event 1.  Rafael Nadal – Rafa already has 5 Masters 1000 titles in 2013!  He is putting a strangle hold on the race to finish #1 in 2013.  He continued dominating form and won entertaining to memorable matches against…