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: ATP Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Steve Johnson VS Grigor Dimitrov – I am torn on this match.  Johnson won a bronze medal in doubles and pulled a huge upset over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to secure his spot as the top ranked US male in singles.  He is basking in good vibes. Grigor Dimitrov is playing his best tennis since…

Cincinnati 2016: August 18th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Grigor Dimitrov VS (2) Stan Wawrinka – Grigor appears to be playing much better than some of his earlier 2016 form.  Still, I think Stan wins the battle of one-handed backhands by serving bigger than Grigor and pushing him backward during rallies. Borna Coric VS (3) Rafael Nadal – Coric won a gut-check match last evening after…

Cincinnati 2016: August 16th ATP Predictions

Steve Johnson’s medal got a few scuffs en route to Cincy. Why? Find out on the live blog –> https://t.co/NFPyALaPVC pic.twitter.com/FUcdqeyCRN — Blair Henley (@BlairHenley) August 15, 2016 Predicted Winners in BOLD (WC) Taylor Fritz VS (Q) Mikhail Youzhny – This is an interesting match of two players at opposite ends of their careers.  I…

Masters Canada 2016: July 28th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [3] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. Rajeev Ram (USA) H2H – Ram could win, but he is certainly not the favorite. [2] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. [16] Jack Sock (USA) H2H – Stan should win, but typically his Masters 1000 results are pretty scattered so a Sock win should not be discounted. [4] Milos…

Masters Canada 2016: July 27th ATP Predictions

Djokovic is Holding Court Again Predicted Winners in BOLD [3] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. [Q] Dennis Novikov (USA) H2H – Kei should win if he is healthy. [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Gilles Muller (LUX) H2H – Some questions are floating around regarding Novak’s right shoulder and/or elbow.  If he is hampered when serving, this match could…

Masters Canada 2016: July 25th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Borna Coric (CRO) vs. Ivan Dodig (CRO) H2H – This could be a great match.  I think Coric wins, but Dodig should not be underestimated. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs. Yuichi Sugita (JPN) H2H – Grigor has to eventually win a match in which he is the favorite right? [9] John Isner (USA) vs. Dudi…

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 20th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Alexander Zverev VS Taylor Fritz – Future Shock? Zverev seems a bit further along, but Fritz might be boosted by the DC fans. Yen-Hsun Lu VS (2) Gael Monfils – Monfils holds a 2-0 head-to-head lead, but they have not met since January 2013.  I think Lu pulls the upset if solely because Monfils has been…

Wimbledon 2016: Gentlemen’s Singles Round of 16 Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD This tournament will be shaken up in the round of 16 and settle into some sort of pattern when the quarterfinal round emerges. [3] Roger Federer (SUI) v Steve Johnson (USA) – Johnson could win this match.  Federer however has to be happy with his path to the final 8. [2] Andy…