Australian Open 2018: Day 3 Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winner in BOLD [1] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Leonardo Mayer (ARG) – Mayer is a rugged player who will try to test Rafa, but an upset here would be stunning. [3] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs. [Q] Mackenzie McDonald (USA) – Dimitrov has to believe in himself a lot more than he did in year’s past due to…

Tennis Abides 2017 Men’s Awards

  Having laid out that I am not a huge fan of bestowing honors not won or lost on the court, I will throw out my ATP awards for the 2017 season. Players of the Year: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer  Rafa put up the better computer numbers, but Roger dominated their head-to-head matches.  Rafa…

Basel 2017: October 23rd Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Denis Shapovalov (CAN) vs. Yuichi Sugita (JPN) – This could be a fun match.  I think Shapovalov has an edge in talent, but Suguta has risen in the rankings in his late 20s and has an experience edge.  I expect this to go 3 sets. Robin Haase (NED) vs. [WC] Marco Chiudinelli (SUI) – With a home crowd, a…

US Open 2017: September 1st Men’s Singles Predictions

ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM (11 a.m. start) [Q] Denis Shapovalov (CAN) vs. Kyle Edmund (GBR) (not before 1 p.m.)  – On firepower, I like Shapovalov.  On experience, I like Kyle Edmund.  My gut is leaning toward the young Canadian. [10] John Isner (USA) vs [23] Mischa Zverev (GER) (7 p.m.) – I am not sure about how many service breaks we will see. LOUIS ARMSTRONG…

Masters 1000 – Montreal 2017: Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. Robin Haase (NED) H2H –  Roger Federer should win this match.  Federer has stated he’d like at least 1 more week at #1.  A win here is worth an additional 240 points.  I think the 36-year-old should win this match so long as he plays at a reasonable level. The kid does it,…

Masters 1000 – Montreal 2017: Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Diego Schwartzman (ARG) vs. Robin Haase (NED) H2H – Haase has a 4-0 head-t0-head record over Schwartzman, and that seems to be a good place to start when predicting this match. [2] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [12] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) H2H – So long as Federer avoids a war of attrition, I think he wins this match.  RBA is a tough player who…