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. Ga√ęl 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…