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…

Bercy 2016: Round of 16 Predictions

Novak Djokovic: Pepe Imaz is part of my team, but he's no 'guru' | https://t.co/rwaHyuJvsJ pic.twitter.com/BtjaLP2ryt — TENNIS.com (@Tennis) November 2, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Predicted Winners in BOLD (9) Marin Cilic VS (8) David Goffin – David Goffin has won all 3 of their matches (all held in 2016) and has won 7 of his 8 sets versus Marin Cilic…

Bercy 2016: November 2nd Predictions

It’s great to be back 👍🏼#BNPPM #LoveParis w/ @nenadzim pic.twitter.com/1yyBl5SkvR — Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) October 29, 2016 Predicted Winners in BOLD Court Central [5] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. Viktor Troicki (SRB) H2H – Nishikori has to be the pick, but legitimate questions can be asked about his durability.  Did his deep run last week open a…

Bercy 2016: October 31st Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Fabio Fognini (ITA) vs. Pablo Carreño Busta (ESP) H2H – PCB has had a nice fall season so this could be a bad pick, but part of me is fascinated by the mess that is Fabio Fognini. Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs. [Q] Robin Haase (NED) H2H – I am taking a second erratic…

Tim Mayotte Interview Part 1

Winning the 1987 Paris Indoor Tim Mayotte won the silver medal in singles at the 1988 Olympic Games, reached 10 Grand Slam quarterfinal rounds, 2 Grand Slam Semifinal rounds, and won the Bercy.  He claimed 12 singles titles and reached #7 in the world.  He has been kind enough to discuss his career, development in…

Tennis Interviews: Interview with Tim Mayotte Forthcoming!

Dear Readers, I have greatly enjoyed the two tennis interviews I have done in recent months.  If you missed them, check them out here.  I am proud to announce an upcoming interview with Tim Mayotte.  Getting the chance to discuss tennis with a former top 10 player, 1988 silver medalist in singles , 2-time major…

Paris Masters 2015: Championship Prediction – Murray vs. Djokovic

Andy Murray vs. Novak Djokovic Novak as Grandmaster (I promise not to overuse chess analogies) Novak Djokovic has accomplished something pretty amazing.  He reached all four major finals in 2015 posting a 3-1 record in those events.  He also has reached the championship match of all 8 Masters 1000 events he entered.  Aside from skipping Madrid,…

Paris Masters 2015: Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. [10] Richard Gasquet (FRA) H2H – Their rivalry changed when Murray won from 2 sets down at Wimbledon 2008 vs. Gasquet. Murray has been rolling in Paris.  Gasquet has had a nice year in 2015, but I think Murray dominates. [8] David Ferrer (ESP) vs. [13] John Isner…

Paris Masters 2015: November 5th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD A Huge Slate of Matches in Paris Today [2] Andy Murray (GBR) def [16] David Goffin (BEL) 61 60 [10] Richard Gasquet (FRA) def [6] Kei Nishikori (JPN) 76 (3) 41 retd [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. [14] Gilles Simon (FRA) H2H – I think Nole wins this one.  Simon is always a tricky…

Paris Masters 2015: November 4th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD A Great Slate of Matches [6] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. Jérémy Chardy (FRA) H2H – Nishikori needs to be sharp as Chardy has had a few good results over the past 4 months.  If Nishikori returns well and gets to Chardy’s backhand, the 6th seed will advance.  If Chardy’s serve and forehand…