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?)…

Ricoh Open 2016: ATP Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] David Ferrer (ESP) vs. [7] Gilles Muller (LUX) H2H – On a medium paced or slow surface, I’d take Ferrer 10 out of 10 times.  I am a little iffy about this pick on grass. [2] Bernard Tomic (AUS) vs. [8-WC] Nicolas Mahut (FRA) H2H – Mahut is always prepared and plays quite…

Ricoh Open 2016: June 9th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [3] Ivo Karlovic (CRO) vs. [WC] Igor Sijsling (NED) H2H – I think the big man wins this match even if Igor has some home court love coming his way. [1] David Ferrer (ESP) vs. Dudi Sela (ISR) H2H – Ferrer has had his moments on grass. [7] Gilles Muller (LUX) vs. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez…

French Open 2016: June 1st Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD I love this scene in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (also I’m never gonna stop the rain by complaining) [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs [14] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) – To Finish 3-6 6-4 4-1 – Novak should gut this one out in 4 sets. [2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs [9]…

French Open 2016: May 30th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD This is a Fun Slate of Matches David Goffin (BEL) [12] vs. Ernests Gulbis (LAT) – Gulbis keeps advancing despite my picking against him in every round.  Well, he is not getting my nod vs. Goffin.  The Belgian played some awesome tennis in Miami and then stumbled a bit in his transition to…

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…

French Open 2016: May 25th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. [Q] Radek Stepanek (CZE) – To Finish 36 36 60 42  – I will stick with Murray,  but this was an odd start to his Roland Garros even if he wins this match from 2 sets down vs. a 37-year-old. [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)…

Rome 2016: May 12th ATP Predictions

[3] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [13] Dominic Thiem (AUT) H2H – I like Roger Federer so long as his health holds up. [5] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs Nick Kyrgios (AUS) – On clay, I like Rafa, but if Kyrgios beats Rafa it would be quite interesting on many levels. [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Thomaz Bellucci…

Masters Rome 2016: May 11th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [3] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. Alexander Zverev (GER) H2H – If Federer is healthy, I like him to advance in a tough match. [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. [Q] Stéphane Robert(FRA)  H2H – Robert got through qualifying and one round, but he is done. [5] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) H2H – Kohlschreiber…