Bastad 2017: Championship Prediction – Ferrer vs. Dolgopolov

[8] David Ferrer (ESP) vs Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) On talent, I think an observer could go either way on this.  When Ferrer was younger, I’d give a talent edge to the Spaniard, but now it is fairly even.  Dolgopolov has every shot in the book, but he uses every shot when more measured tactics might end a point….

US Open 2016: August 30th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [3] – This is a terrible first round draw for both players.  I think Stan wins, but this could easily go the other way. Lukas Rosol (CZE) vs. Andy Murray (GBR) [2] – Does everyone hate Lukas?  Murray seems to. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) vs. Sam Querrey (USA) [29] – Both…

Cincinnati 2016: August 15th ATP Predictions

Again this appears to be a partial list given that court 9 is missing from the schedule Predicted Winners in BOLD (PR) Julien Benneteau VS (10) David Ferrer – I think Ferrer is the favorite, but I wonder if Ferrer is running out of steam. Pablo Cuevas VS Sam Querrey – I am not 100%…

Masters Canada 2016: July 26th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Alexander Zverev (GER) vs. Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) H2H – I often am wrong when I pick against Lu in early rounds. [10] Gaël Monfils (FRA) vs. Joao Sousa (POR) H2H – Gael faces a tough opponent, but I like Gael’s chances. [5] Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs. Borna Coric (CRO) H2H – Berdych will likely have…

Washington, DC 2016: July 21st ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD (Q) Ryan Harrison VS (5) Steve Johnson – This is a big match for both men.  Johnson won his first title right and had a decent Wimbledon.  He entered Newport as the #1 seed and underperformed.  A strong showing in DC would make Newport a blip on Johnson’s 2016 radar.  Harrison battled through the qualifying…

Washington, DC 2016: July 19th ATP Predictions

Practice makes perfect? Predicted Winners in BOLD Donald Young (USA) vs. [Q] Ernesto Escobedo (USA) H2H – I think Young should win this match, but the qualifier should be match tough. [12] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs. Daniel Evans (GBR) – Dimitrov has become quite hard to predict in matches such as this.  I think Dimitrov wins,…

Wimbledon 2016: Day 3 Gentlemen’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) v Adrian Mannarino (FRA) – I like Novak to advance in this match. [3] Roger Federer (SUI) v [Q] Marcus Willis (GBR) – Roger will be the bad guy, but he should win. [16] Gilles Simon (FRA) v Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) – Grigor needs a win here…

Wimbledon 2016: Day 1 Gentlemen’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB)  vs [WC] James Ward (GBR) – I like Novak here. Last match first match [3] Roger Federer (SUI) vs Guido Pella (ARG) – Roger should advance. [5] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs Sam Groth (AUS) – This is no easy match for Kei, but I think he eventually…

Nottingham 2016: Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [4] Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) vs. [8] Gilles Muller (LUX) – This is a 50-50 match.  I think Muller is a little more reliable, but Dolgopolov probably has the higher ceiling of the two. [2] Pablo Cuevas (URU) vs. [9] Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) H2H – Baghdatis is resurgent and has a nice game for…

Nottingham 2016: June 22nd Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD (5) Sam Querrey VS (9) Marcos Baghdatis – Both veterans have shown some life recently.  Baghdatis played a little better last week so I will give him the nod. Daniel Evans VS (2) Pablo Cuevas – Cuevas is the #2 seed … Cuevas is the #2 seed. (8) Gilles Muller VS Mikhail Youzhny – Gilles had a great week in Germany…