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…

Halle 2016: June 13th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. Lucas Pouille (FRA) – Kei’s ability to take the ball early should help him on grass, but Pouille is no slouch. [5] David Goffin (BEL) vs. Borna Coric (CRO) – Goffin’s ability to take the ball early should help him, but Coric is no slouch.  (echo?)…

French Open 2016: May 28th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD   No Nadal but Djokovic back in action at French Open https://t.co/idSNx1Jm64 pic.twitter.com/U4MhNSfrpR — FRANCE 24 (@FRANCE24) May 28, 2016   Ernests Gulbis (LAT) vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [6] – I thought Gulbis was more or less on the way out of tennis, but a few wins may mean he is coming back…

French Open 2016: May 26th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [4] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Facundo Bagnis (ARG) – Rafa should win this one. [6] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) – Tsonga should win, but Baghdatis could have a turn back the clock performance and make it interesting. [7] Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs Malek Jaziri (TUN) – Berdych generally…

Madrid 2016: May 4th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [15] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) vs. Feliciano Lopez (ESP) H2H – I like RBA here due to the surface. [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Borna Coric (CRO) H2H – I think Novak wins pretty easily here. [7] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs. Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) H2H – Tsonga played well in Monte Carlo so he…

Madrid 2016: May 3rd ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [5] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) H2H  – This match could have some fun points and games, but Rafa should win in straight sets. [2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. [Q] Radek Stepanek (CZE) – Mercifully, the Worm will likely be gone. [15] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) vs. [Q] Santiago Giraldo (COL)…

Miami Open 2016: March 24th ATP and WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs. Donald Young (USA) H2H Borna Coric (CRO) vs. Denis Istomin (UZB) H2H [20] Sloane Stephens (USA) vs. [WC] Heather Watson (GBR) – This should be a fun one. [1] Serena Williams (USA) vs. Christina McHale (USA) – I like Serena to win this one, but McHale should not…

Indian Wells 2016: Day 1 ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD ** I have most of the matches up, but the ATP website in some cases simply listed a player vs. an unnamed qualifier. I have nothing to say about those matches. Borna Coric VS Lucas Pouille (WC) – This match will be a good test for Coric. Frances Tiafoe VS (WC) Taylor Fritz – Fritz has momentum…

Quick Hits: Nole, Stan, Milos, and Vika Shine

Novak Djokovic cemented his status as a heavy favorite entering the 2016 Australian Open.  He has tons of confidence and momentum heading into his best major.  What is not to like? Stan Wawrinka is my early #2 pick for the Aussie title.  He and Novak have played five set matches each of the past 3 Australian Opens…

Chennai 2016 Championship Prediction: Wawrinka vs. Coric

Stan is nobody’s stepping stone or is he? Stan Wawrinka vs. Borna Coric A lot of experts have tabbed Coric for big things.  He has played pretty well over 18 months.  Facing Stan Wawrinka in the Chennai final should be a good measuring stick for the young Croatian.  Stan leads their head-to-head 2-0 with a…