Bastad 2017: Championship Prediction – Ferrer vs. Dolgopolov

[8] David Ferrer (ESP) vs Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) On talent, I think an observer could go either way on this.  When Ferrer was younger, I’d give a talent edge to the Spaniard, but now it is fairly even.  Dolgopolov has every shot in the book, but he uses every shot when more measured tactics might end a point….

Basel and Vienna 2016 Semifinal Predictions

Basel 2016 – Predicted Winners in BOLD Feeling like 2014? (3) Kei Nishikori VS Gilles Muller – Muller has had a very solid 2016 season.  On this surface, he should be able to hold serve more easily than he would versus Nishikori on a slower surface.  Having said that, Kei should also be able to…

US Open 2016: September 3rd Men’s Predictions

Arthur Ashe Stadium (11 a.m. start) Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) vs. Andy Murray (GBR) [2] – I like Murray in this match for a lot of reasons. Nick Kyrgios (AUS)[14] vs. Illya Marchenko (UKR) – Can the conqueror of Atlanta with nuclear power harness his gifts to win this match?  I am leaning toward yes, but Kyrgios…

US Open 2016: September 1st Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs Marcel Granollers (ESP) – Granollers is a tough competitor who could trouble murray under certain circumstances.  Murray seems to be in some of the best form of his career, and the Scot has tended to play quite well in New York. That all spells trouble for…

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: August 15th ATP Predictions

Again this appears to be a partial list given that court 9 is missing from the schedule Predicted Winners in BOLD (PR) Julien Benneteau VS (10) David Ferrer – I think Ferrer is the favorite, but I wonder if Ferrer is running out of steam. Pablo Cuevas VS Sam Querrey – I am not 100%…

Rio Olympic Tennis: August 9th Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD MONACO Juan vs. MURRAY Andy – Murray will be facing a tough fighter in Monaco, but Monaco doesn’t have enough firepower to really bother Murray. NADAL Rafael vs. SEPPI Andreas – I don’t think it will be as one-sided as Rafa’s first round match, but Rafa should win in straight sets. CUEVAS…

Rio Olympic Tennis: August 7th Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Dustin Brown VS Thomaz Bellucci – I think the home court edge will be big in this match. Also, the slow surface hurts Dreddy’s attacking style. Viktor Troicki VS (2) Andy Murray – Andy can beat this Serbian player in Rio.  Can he beat the other? (1) Novak Djokovic VS Juan Martin del Potro – A 2012 bronze medal…

Wimbledon 2016: Day 3 Gentlemen’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) v Adrian Mannarino (FRA) – I like Novak to advance in this match. [3] Roger Federer (SUI) v [Q] Marcus Willis (GBR) – Roger will be the bad guy, but he should win. [16] Gilles Simon (FRA) v Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) – Grigor needs a win here…

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…