Vienna 2017: October 24th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD David Ferrer (ESP) vs. Kyle Edmund (GBR) – This might be a bad pick, but I think the surface favors Edmund. [7] Kevin Anderson (RSA) vs. [Q] Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) – Mr. Anderson is aiming toward the O2 in London. Lucas Pouille (FRA) vs. [WC] Sebastian Ofner (AUT) – Pouille could be a big player in 2018. [2] Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs. Andrey Rublev (RUS) –…

French Open 2017: Rafael Nadal vs. Dominic Thiem Prediction

Rafael Nadal vs. Dominic Thiem In one year, the tables may be turned when these two face-off on clay (particularly if Thiem wins this match).  However, right now we have a younger player trying to establish himself on his best surface versus the best player ever on this surface.  Thiem did unseat Rafa in Rome…

French Open 2017: Men’s Quarterfinal Predictions

Philippe-Chatrier Court (11 a.m. start) [4] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs [20] Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) – This is a lot like Rafa’s last match.  Rafa should win against a gritty player from Spain.  Nadal is the Clay GOAT and is in excellent form in 2017, but I have to also think he is in the heads of…

French Open 2017: June 4th Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Philippe-Chatrier Court (11 a.m. start) [15] Gael Monfils (FRA).vs [24] Richard Gasquet (FRA) 6-5 – to be completed – Once a match starts, I always stick with my original pick even if someone is down 0-6, 0-6, 0-5. This looks like a 50-50 match. [2] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs [19] Albert Ramos-Vinolas…

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…