World Tour Finals 2017: Day 1 Round Robin Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD (4) Dominic Thiem VS (6) Grigor Dimitrov –¬†The surface favors Dimitrov, and Thiem has had a forgettable post-Roland Garros season. Rafael Nadal still has concerns about his knee ahead of the ATP World Tour Finals ūüĎČ https://t.co/jIHNjQfmiA pic.twitter.com/cwiP7Fa3HP ‚ÄĒ BBC Sport (@BBCSport) November 11, 2017 (1) Rafael Nadal VS (7) David…

China Open and Japan Open 2017: ATP Championship Predictions

Dear readers,¬† Sorry about not posting semifinal predictions for either event.¬† I was sick (2017 has not been great with my health).¬† Here are my takes on the two championship matches. China Open: Rafael Nadal vs. Nick Kyrgios Rafa has been pushed in this event.¬† He has also responded.¬† A win here puts Roger Federer…

Japan Open 2017: ATP Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [8] Diego Schwartzman (ARG) vs. Steve Johnson (USA) – The Moustached Wonder for the win. [4] David Goffin (BEL) vs. Richard Gasquet (FRA) – Goffin could win in consecutive weeks or Gasquet could grab some Davis Cup momentum. [1] Marin Cilic (CRO) vs. Ryan Harrison (USA) – The palindrome should advance,…

Japan Open 2017: October 5th ATP Predictions

Steve Johnson's moustache. pic.twitter.com/0EUA5RoAXw — Gemma (@gondolingirl) October 5, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Predicted Winners in BOLD Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) vs. Steve Johnson (USA)¬†–¬†Both men were raised around tennis, but their commitment to strategy is a bit different.¬† I’ll pick Johnson if solely for the moustache. Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs. Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) – I’ll take Gasquet…

Chengdu and Shenzen 2017: Championship Predictions

Chengdu Championship: Marcos Baghdatis vs. Denis Istomin This is a match between two players no one really likes seeing in their section of the draw.¬† Neither tends to post consistent results, but both have the capability to win big matches.¬† Istomin leads their head to head 2-1, but one of those wins was an early…

ATP World Tour Finals 2016: November 17th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD (2) Novak Djokovic VS (9) Alternate David Goffin – This is an intriguing match. ¬†Novak Djokovic has already qualified for the semifinal round. ¬†David Goffin simply (not so simple to beati a 12-time major champion) needs to win 2 sets to secure himself 200 ranking points. ¬†Goffin can receive 80% of…

Japan Open 2016: Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Tokyo’s draw seemed softer than Beijing’s at the outset, but I am not sure that the quality of the final four at each ATP 500 level event is terribly different. (5)¬†David Goffin¬†VS¬†(4)¬†Marin Cilic – Cilic played well at Queen’s Club, Wimbledon, the Rio games, and Cincinnati. ¬†His mystifyingly poor US Open…

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 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 ‚ÄĒ 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…