French Open 2017: June 2nd Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD: I wish I had a Ticket to This Slate of Matches Court Philippe-Chatrier (11 a.m. start) [4] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) – Rafa’s biggest concern may be peaking too early in the 2017 clay season.  He should ease into the final 16. [2] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs Diego…

French Open 2017: May 28th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Stephane Robert (FRA) vs. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [11] – Dimitrov was playing great tennis in the first phases of 2017.  A solid showing in Paris before the grass court season could help cement 2017 as  turning point in his career. Lucas Pouille (FRA) [16] vs. Julien Benneteau (FRA) – This is not an ideal draw for…

Indian Wells 2017: March 16th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [21] Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) vs. [27] Pablo Cuevas (URU) H2H –  Cuevas is riding high at the moment.  I think this is a manageable upset on paper and based upon recent from it is not an upset at all.   [3] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. [8] Dominic Thiem (AUT) – The one-handed…

Quick Hits: Tsonga Riding High, Thiem’s 8th, & Svitolina Rolling

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has been a factor in men’s tennis at least since the 2008 Australian Open.  His two consecutive titles to start 2017 bode well for his continued presence in the top 15.  Tsonga fights hard and plays an attacking style of tennis that is fun for fans.  I know the Aussie Open is over,…

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…

ATP World Tour Finals 2016: November 15th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD This slate of matches has a definite undercard and main event feel. (6) Gael Monfils VS (8) Dominic Thiem – Although Thiem won his first set versus Novak Djokovic, I believe the more experienced player is favored.  Still, I think Thiem has gone too long without a good win given the…

Metz 2016: Thiem vs. Pouille Championship Prediction

Dominic Thiem vs. Lucas Pouille This should be a very fun match.  Thiem has been carving out space on the tour for the past 18 months plus and made a nice run to the Roland Garros semifinal round. Pouille gathered a lot of attention for his 5 set win versus Rafael Nadal at the 2016…

Tennis Power Ranking 2016: Stan Takes New York

10th Tennis Power Ranking of 2016 Novak Djokovic – Novak has not had the post Roland Garros victory lap he may have hoped for, but a title in Toronto and runner-up finish in New York keep him comfortably on top. Andy Murray – Murray followed up his strong Rio and solid Cincinnati events with an…

US Open 2016: September 5th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Arthur Ashe Stadium (11 a.m. start) [8] Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs [WC] Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) – I think this is a 4 or 5 set battle.  Thiem is playing his best hardcourt tennis of the year right now.  JMDP is riding a wave in this comeback.  Ultimately, I am picking…