US Open 2020: September 1st Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD M. McDonald vs. 30 C. Ruud J. Sinner vs. 11 K. Khachanov – Not a great draw for the talented Sinner.  In a few years, these two may be locking horns in the final 8 or beyond in these draws. A. Kuznetsov vs. S. Querrey – Querrey could come through, but I…

US Open 2020: September 1st Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD 16 E. Mertens vs. L. Siegemund V. Tomova vs. 22 A. Anisimova N. Hibino vs. 10 G. Muguruza T. Pironkova vs. L. Samsonova Y. Bonaventure vs. 25 S. Zhang S. Cîrstea vs. C. McHale – Match of the Day?  Maybe.  Two of my favorite players squaring off in the 1st round…

US Open 2020: Men’s Singles Predictions for August 31st

Predicted Winners in BOLD Note these are snap judgment gut picks.  I have not and will not bet on tennis. Kevin Anderson VS (5) Alexander Zverev – An upset to start out? Why not? (1) Novak Djokovic VS Damir Dzumhur – (12) Denis Shapovalov VS (WC) Sebastian Korda – A fun youth clash that likely…

US Open 2020 August 31st Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Note – I do my picks quickly to see if my gut instinct is generally on target or not.  I have never bet on tennis.  I will never bet on tennis. ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM Play starts at 12 noon Karolina PLISKOVA (CZE) [1] v Anhelina KALININA (UKR) Evening session begins at…

US Open 2020 Women’s Singles Final Four Prediction

Top Half of the Draw: Angelique Kerber vs. Naomi Osaka Bottom Half of the Draw: Serena Williams vs. Victoria Azarenka Naomi Osaka d. Serena Williams to take her 3rd major title and 2nd US Open title in 3 years  

US Open 2020 Men’s Singles Final Four Prediction

Top Half of the Draw – Novak Djokovic vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas Bottom Half of the Draw – Andrey Rublev vs. Roberto Bautista Agut Djokovic vs. Rublev with a 4th US Open title going to Novak Djokovic

Memories of the 1988 Men’s US Open

A new emphasis on videos for Tennis Abides.  We all miss tennis, but maybe some memories will make tennis seem not as far away. This court and color scheme were not in existence in 1988,  but it is a US Open photo.

US Open 2019: Can Medvedev Win?

Feeling like 2017 again? or 2010? or 2013? First, Daniil Medvedev has done something many tennis fans have been waiting on from younger players.  He has reached 4-consecutive finals.  He picked up 300 ranking points in Washington, DC, 600 in Montreal, 1000 in Cincinnati, and is going to take home either 1200 or 2000 from…

US Open 2019: Bianca Andreescu Wins the US Open

Bianca Andreescu d. Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 Bianca Andreescu, the 2019 women’s US Open champion, won the title and completed a North American hard court triple crown by also claiming the 2019 Indian Wells and Toronto titles.  Andreescu has great power and a competitive streak, and that bodes well for her future.  It is also…