US Open 2015: August 31st Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD in What Should be an Awesome Day of Tennis for the Fans Great photos of @DjokerNole and @cilic_marin by Melchior DiGiacomo for @Tennis_Now celebrating his 45th @usopen pic.twitter.com/rF4sYYFKjq — Novak Fan Club (@NovakFanClub) August 30, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] vs. Joao Souza (BRA) – This is not the easiest first round…

Tennis Power Ranking 2015: Roger Federer’s Lucky 7 in the Queen City

Tennis Abides 2015 Power Ranking #10 A lot changed in Montreal, will stability return after Cincinnati? Novak Djokovic – Novak may not have picked up any trophies or a Golden Masters Series (that needs a new name), but he got everything he wanted in terms of US Open preparation.  Novak played 10 matches over 14…

Masters Madrid 2015: May 4 ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [11] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs Benjamin Becker (GER) H2H – It is pretty amazing Becker is still out there given that his biggest moment came at the 2005 US Open.  On clay, Becker might even have a look at an upset vs. FLo.  Still, Lopez is playing the best tennis of his career, and…

Indian Wells 2015: March 19 ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [4] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. [12] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) H2H FLo is playing excellent tennis.  If Murray plays too passively and lets Lopez dictate, I think an upset will occur.  My guess is that Murray will do some Bjorkmanesque things to take the net away at times.  This will likely be enough for…

Shanghai Semifinal Predictions (Tennis Abides is Back)

Sorry about my hiatus* Novak Djokovic vs. Roger Federer The two leaders in the rankings race for 2014 face-off for the 5th time this year.  Nole won their encounters at Wimbledon and Indian Wells.  Federer won in Dubai and Monte Carlo.  Djokovic has applied a sleeper hold to the race for #1 in 2014 and…

Rogers Cup Toronto 2014 – Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD This should be entertaining and seeing how much younger Dimitrov looked in 2011 is making me doubt my pick a lot Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) – Tsonga is on a major roll at the moment. Dimitrov has to feel great saving match points and coming from behind to win…

Queen’s Club 2014: Dimitrov vs. Lopez Championship Prediction

[4] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs. [10] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) Lopez’s left-handed forward-looking game has him in this final.  He also won the only career meeting between the two finalists at the Queen’s Club in 2010.  Dimitrov is a different player from 2010 so I won’t put much stock in that match.  Dimitrov’s development has frustrated many fans who like his game….