Predictions for 10-20-2019’s 250 Finals

There are actually only 3 finals being contested, but each is worth 250 ranking points to the winner Predicted Winner in Bold Kremlin Cup Final in Moscow Andrey Rublev vs. Adrian Mannarino Outside of Russia, I’d probably be picking Mannarino who had a nice run at both Montreal and Cincinnati.  Still, on home soil, I…

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…