Australian Open 2016: Day 6 Men’s Predictions

Don’t Count Me Out Predicted Winners in BOLD [4] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. Lukas Rosol (CZE) – I like Stan here, but Rosol is a dangerous opponent. [16] Bernard Tomic (AUS) vs. John Millman (AUS) – Aussie battle [13] Milos Raonic (CAN) vs. [21] Viktor Troicki (SRB) – I like Milos to keep advancing. [2]…

Australian Open 2016: Day 4 Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. Sam Groth (AUS) – This could be somewhat tricky as Groth has firepower and crowd support.  Still, Murray would be in more peril if this were a 2 of 3 set match.  He should be able to weather any hot streaks from Groth in a 3…

January 4th ATP Predictions

And here we go … on the 2016 tennis season Predicted Winners in BOLD Qatar – I’ll put the event with the world #1 playing first [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. [Q] Dustin Brown (GER)  – Dreddy vs. Nole is a fun match, but Novak’s returns and passes make this less than ideal for Dustin….

Paris Masters 2015: November 4th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD A Great Slate of Matches [6] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. Jérémy Chardy (FRA) H2H – Nishikori needs to be sharp as Chardy has had a few good results over the past 4 months.  If Nishikori returns well and gets to Chardy’s backhand, the 6th seed will advance.  If Chardy’s serve and forehand…

Shanghai 2015: October 12th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Martin Klizan (SVK) vs. [WC] Ze Zhang (CHN) H2H – Klizan has a nice game so I think he wins one on the road so to speak. [13] John Isner (USA) vs. Adrian Mannarino (FRA) H2H – The Big Guy obviously needs to let his serve dictate in order to win. [16] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs. Tommy Robredo (ESP) H2H – Tsonga could make a lot of things…

Tennis Power Ranking 2015: Novak’s New York State of Mind

Tennis Abides 2015 Power Ranking #11 Novak Djokovic – Nole claiming his 10th major title and wrapping up his 4th year at #1 is about as comprehensive of a way to be #1 in my ranking as any.  Novak was runner-up in Montreal and Cincinnati, but it all built toward his 2nd US Open crown….

US Open 2015: Djokovic vs. Lopez Quarterfinal Prediction

Novak Djokovic vs. Feliciano Lopez Feliciano Lopez has been playing some of the best tennis of his career over the past 18 months.  He posted a great grass court campaign in 2014.  He has posted wins over the greatest Spaniard ever Rafael Nadal.  Does he have a chance to beat the world #1? For Lopez…

US Open 2015: September 6th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD The Defending Champion and World #1 Headline [9] Marin Cilic (CRO) vs [27] Jérémy Chardy (FRA) – I am half tempted to pick Chardy, but I think Chardy’s backhand is a weakness.  These two big men play similar styles, but I think Cilic has a more well-rounded game that is less…

US Open 2015: September 4th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLe_dAyo0Uo] A rematch could happen soon [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs [25] Andreas Seppi (ITA) – Novak has looked quite sharp to this point. “This seems like a good time to get in the face of one of the grittiest fighters tennis has ever produced” – Things few of us have…

US Open 2015: September 2nd Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Fish and Rafa in action on Sept 2nd but not against one another a la 2008 [9] Marin Cilic (CRO) vs. Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) – Marin has not had a great 2015, but he did reach the final 8 at Wimbledon and played well enough at events such as DC to…