Impressions of Djokovic vs. Zverev

Novak Djokovic’s clinical victory tells a lot of its story via the score line of 7-5, 6-2, 6-2. Zverev did do some damage with big backhand strikes up the line.  Djokovic countered Zverev’s strategy by hitting some sharply angled shots to the backhand side forcing Zverev to move a bit out of his striking comfort…

Australian Open 2018: Day 4 Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [14] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Gaël Monfils (FRA) – Djokovic is 14-0 vs. Monfils.  I expect 15-love to be the result of this match. [2] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) – Federer trying to avoid the fate of the gazelles. [5] Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs. [Q] Denis Kudla (USA) – Kudla is…

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…

Vienna 2017: Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Kyle Edmund (GBR) vs. Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) – Edmund has developed into a really solid tour player.  I think he grabs a win. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) – Kohklschreiber is having a vintage week in Vienna. Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs. Lucas Pouille (FRA) – This is a match featuring two of the best shot-makers on…

Vienna 2017: October 25th Predictions

  Predicted Winners in BOLD Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) vs. [Q] Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) – Kohlschreiber should have some momentum after his win over Isner. Fabio Fognini (ITA) vs. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) – Fognini has the higher ceiling but also has the lower floor. [8] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs. Karen Khachanov (RUS) – Tsonga has some momentum after last week. [1] Alexander Zverev (GER) vs. Gilles Simon (FRA) – Simon will…

Vienna 2017: October 23rd Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Gilles Simon (FRA) vs. [WC] Ernests Gulbis (LAT) – Simon is the more steady of the two, but both can kind of lull an opponent into an odd mental state.  This should be interesting if nothing else. Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs. Feliciano Lopez (ESP) – On an indoor hard court, I think Lopez could serve well enough to…

China Open 2017: October 5th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Karen Khachanov (RUS) – Rafa rolls and is rolling toward #1 for 2017. [2] Alexander Zverev (GER) vs. Fabio Fognini (ITA) – If Fognini can make Zverev’s movement a factor, I think he could win.  However, most factors lean toward the young German taking this match….

China 2017: October 3rd ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [WC] Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) vs. Pablo Cuevas (URU) – This could be a close match, but I think JMDP wins. [1] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Lucas Pouille (FRA) – Pouille can beat Nadal as he did at the 2016 US Open.  I would not be shocked for this to…