Andy Murray’s Winning Streak Leads Him to the #1 Ranking for 2016

Andy Murray won every match he played after his US Open loss to Kei Nishikori.  This streak included winning the World Tour Finals with an undefeated round robin record, two Masters 1000 events, and two ATP 500 level events.  This amounted to 4500 ranking points and enough leverage to overtake Novak Djokovic who finished 2011,…

World Tour Finals 2016: Murray vs. Djokovic for #1

Final Showdown! #Murray & #Djokovic will play for year-end No1 in #ATPFinals title match 🏆 Sunday 6pm GMT. Tickets: https://t.co/3lafb41kqb pic.twitter.com/ldOxurn3lo — ATP World Tour (@ATPWorldTour) November 19, 2016 Many cliches could be used for describing this match, and believe me they work.  The trophy and number one ranking are going to go to the…

ATP World Tour Finals 2016: Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD (1) Andy Murray VS (4) Milos Raonic – Milos did not put up much of a fight versus Murray in Cincinnati.  Murray has won 5 contested matches versus Raonic in 2016 plus one walkover went to Murray’s favor.  Murray has won 12 of the 15 sets the two have played in…

ATP World Tour Finals 2016: November 18th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD (1) Andy Murray VS (3) Stan Wawrinka – I think Andy Murray takes this one, but Wawrinka may have shaken off his post US Open hangover vs. Cilic.  Murray could be in trouble if Wawrinka can bully his way into the match, but recent form suggests Murray in 2 sets. (5)…

ATP World Tour Finals 2016: November 16th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD This? (1) Andy Murray VS (5) Kei Nishikori – Kei beat Andy in their US Open quarterfinal match, and Andy has not lost since this encounter.  I think Murray will gain a measure of revenge by knocking Nishikori’s record to 1-1 in the round robin phase of this event.  Kei’s best…

ATP World Tour Finals 2016: Nov. 14 Round Robin Predictions

First, I want to offer an apology for not having day 1 picks.  Life has been busy the previous 10 days, and I just could not get to them.  Also, I will put something up later today regarding the Czech Republic bringing home its 5th Federation Cup title in 6 years. Predicted Winners in BOLD…

Djokovic vs. Murray for #1 – Let them Play Risk

Novak Djokovic plays chess with Boris Becker. pic.twitter.com/0hPrHLCvlS — Mechanics’ Institute (@MILibrary) May 27, 2016 Novak likes board games The Rules: Each Man Gets Armies Based Upon Championship and Runner-up Finishes in 2016.  I simply cut two zeros off of the ranking points of any of these finishes to determine the number of armies.  In…

Bercy 2016: Andy Murray vs. John Isner Championship Prediction

Andy Murray vs. John Isner This match is fairly straight forward.  Andy Murray returns better, moves better, and has a more stable all-around game than John Isner.  Does that mean Andy Murray will win? Probably, but John Isner has one of the top 5 serves in men’s tennis.  His serve may be the best serve…

Tennis History: Andy Murray is the 26th Man to be Ranked #1 since 1973

Andy #Murray is World No.1 #HistoryMaker pic.twitter.com/bi8LqjjdrY — British Tennis (@BritishTennis) November 5, 2016 I will write more about the tug-of-war between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray over the #1 ranking after the Paris Indoor ends.  I do think it is amazing that only 26 men have had this distinction in a period the encompasses…