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…

US Open 2016: September 3rd Men’s Predictions

Arthur Ashe Stadium (11 a.m. start) Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) vs. Andy Murray (GBR) [2] – I like Murray in this match for a lot of reasons. Nick Kyrgios (AUS)[14] vs. Illya Marchenko (UKR) – Can the conqueror of Atlanta with nuclear power harness his gifts to win this match?  I am leaning toward yes, but Kyrgios…

US Open 2016: September 1st Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs Marcel Granollers (ESP) – Granollers is a tough competitor who could trouble murray under certain circumstances.  Murray seems to be in some of the best form of his career, and the Scot has tended to play quite well in New York. That all spells trouble for…

US Open 2016: Quick Thoughts on the Men’s Draw

Novak Djokovic’s Quarter The defending champion and number one seed received no favors with this draw.  Big hitters Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, John Isner, and Kevin Anderson have at times pushed/troubled Novak Djokovic.  Jerzy Janowicz is not in Bercy 2012-Wimbledon 2013 form so the first round should not be a major issue.  Djokovic’s biggest obstacle is 2014…