French Open 2021: June 6th Women’s and Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Court Philippe CHATRIER (Noon start) [15] Victoria AZARENKA (BLR) vs [31] Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA (RUS) – Vika has played some of her best clay court tennis in 2021. If that trend continues, Vika should win. [5] Stefanos TSITSIPAS (GRE) vs [12] Pablo CARRENO BUSTA (ESP) – Tsitsipas put together a great clay court season heading into the French Open. This…

Roland Garros 2021: May 31st Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Court Philippe CHATRIER  [2] Daniil MEDVEDEV (RUS) vs Alexander BUBLIK (KAZ)  – I don’t think the #2 seed will last long at Roland Garros. It might be a stretch to have him winning this match. Clay is not his thing (yet if ever). [8] Roger FEDERER (SUI) vs Denis ISTOMIN (UZB) – This feels…

Roland Garros 2021: May 31st Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Court Philippe CHATRIER [8] Iga SWIATEK (POL) vs Kaja JUVAN (SLO) – Swiatek’s forehand is one of the best things in tennis. She could make a strong run at repeating as champion. [7] Serena WILLIAMS (USA) vs Irina-Camelia BEGU (ROU) – I like Serena draw in general, but this is a pretty rough first…

Roland Garros 2021: May 30th Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD COURT PHILIPPE-CHATRIER (11 a.m. start – 5 a.m. EDT) [2] Naomi OSAKA (JPN) vs. Patricia Maria TIG (ROU) – I don’t think Osaka makes it to week two, but she should win a round or two. [15] Victoria AZARENKA (BLR) vs. Svetlana KUZNETSOVA (RUS) – Two major winners facing off in the 1st round should…

Roland Garros 2021: May 30th Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD COURT PHILIPPE-CHATRIER  [4] Dominic THIEM (AUT) vs. Pablo ANDUJAR (ESP) – Andujar beat Federer in Geneva and is a a rugged veteran. Still, Thiem should overcome his struggles and win in 3 or 4 sets unless his dip is a really deep dip. [5] Stefanos TSITSIPAS (GRE) vs. Jérémy Chardy (FRA) – Tsitsipas…

Miami Open 2021: Andreescu vs. Barty Championship Prediction

I am firmly of the opinion that Naomi Osaka is the number 1 player in the world regardless of what the WTA computer says. Her title runs at the 2020 US Open and 2021 Australian Open are both more recent than Ash Barty’s 2019 French Open title or Bianca Andreescu’s 2019 US Open title for…

Coaching During the Era of COVID-19

Precautions First, tennis is considered to be a low risk of transmission with COVID-19 which makes coaching easier. Still, my school and team have been rightfully insistent about players and coaches wearing masks when not playing and maintaining distancing. We check temperatures, limit court rotations for possible contact tracing, and have all players and coaches…

Australian Open 2021: Naomi Osaka vs. Jennifer Brady Championship Prediction

Naomi Osaka’s career trajectory is quite promising. She is in her 4th major final since Sept. 2018. Even if Osaka loses this match, these results project out to many major finals and titles. Jennifer Brady won the Top Seed Open in Lexington, KY last summer (shameless Kentucky plug from “Kentucky” Dan Martin). She also reached…