Masters 1000 – Cincinnati 2017: August 17th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Center Court (11 a.m. start) [7] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs. Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) H2H – This should be a fun match.  I lean slightly toward Dimitrov because I always have concerns about JMDP’s wrist and backhand.  Still, I think JMDP is the mentally stronger of the two. [14] John Isner (USA) vs. [WC] Frances Tiafoe (USA) H2H – Isner won 2 events after Wimbledon…

Cincinnati 2017: August 17th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [4] Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) vs. [16] Madison Keys (USA) – This could very well be the match of a day on a day filled with great matches. [WC] Sloane Stephens (USA) vs. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) – I keep getting matches with Stephens wrong so this time I went against my gut feeling. Grandstand [2] Simona Halep…

Masters 1000 – Cincinnati 2017: August 16th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Center Court (11 a.m. start) [7] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs. Feliciano Lopez (ESP) H2H – If Grigor can return with some sting, I think he will win this match. [4] Alexander Zverev (GER) vs. [WC] Frances Tiafoe (USA) H2H – The Next Big Thing vs. a potential US breakout.  It should be a fun match, and Zverev might be leg weary from winning both DC…

Cincinnati 2017: August 16th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Center Court (11 a.m. start) [9] Venus Williams (USA) vs. [Q] Ashleigh Barty (AUS) – Venus should win this match, but Barty is no slouch. [1] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs. [LL] Natalia Vikhlyantseva (RUS) – How heavy is the crown of #1? Grandstand [16] Madison Keys (USA) vs. Daria Kasatkina (RUS) [3] Angelique Kerber (GER) vs. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) – This is not a prediction I expected to…

Masters 1000 – Cincinnati 2017: August 15th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Here is @ThiemDomi . He’s hitting with Berdych today 👀 #CincyTennis pic.twitter.com/4YNDRX1cwy — Matthew (@MRisingStar18) August 13, 2017 Center Court (11 a.m. start) [10] Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs. Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) H2H – This is one hell of a match.  I think the Big Czech wins, but no one would be shocked if JMDP pulled the upset….

Cincinnati 2017: August 15th WTA Predictions

Going three! Who will meet @CaroWozniacki in the #rogerscup semifinals: @SloaneStephens or @luciesafarova? pic.twitter.com/uiS3E5ScPQ — WTA (@WTA) August 11, 2017   Predicted Winners in BOLD Center Court (11 a.m. start) [9] Venus Williams (USA) vs. Alison Riske (USA) – I will call an upset over the two-time 2017 major finalist.  I think Riske is a solid player and the humidty…

Masters 1000 – Cincinnati: August 14th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Center Court (11 a.m. start) [15] Sam Querrey (USA) vs. [WC] Stefan Kozlov (USA) – Querrey has been one of the stories of 2017.  I think he can do well in Cincinnati. Gael Monfils (FRA) vs. [Q] Christopher Eubanks (USA) H2H (not before 8:30 p.m.) – Monfils grabbed a good win over Nishikori last week.  Can he win several more matches this week?…

Cincinnati 2017: August 14th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Center Court (11 a.m. start) [14] Petra Kvitova (CZE) vs. Anett Kontaveit (EST) – I am not sure how Cincinnati’s humid climate will mesh with Petra Kvitova’s breathing issues, but I think (for this round at least) that Petra wins. [13] Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) vs. Daria Gavrilova (AUS) – The young…

Cincinnati 2016: Reflections on Semifinal Saturday

Prelude: Burritos to Go? My semifinal Saturday, started with an unexpected surprise.  Before entering the grounds with Mike Kooris (a good friend who is a better tennis player than me), and I went to Chipotle to get less expensive food than what is offered on site.  While eating a tall Canadian entered the restaurant and…

Cincinnati 2016: Andy Murray vs. Marin Cilic Championship Prediction

Andy Murray vs. Marin Cilic This match would seemingly be entirely on Andy Murray’s racquet.  Despite these two having a close battle at the Queen’s Club earlier this summer, Andy Murray is a strong favorite.  Andy has not lost a match since losing the Roland Garros final.  Murray has reached his 7th consecutive championship match….