French Open 2017: June 5th Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Andy Murray (GBR) [1] vs. Karen Khachanov (RUS) – Murray should win, but I think he’d prefer to be playing Isner. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [3] vs. Gael Monfils (FRA) [15] – Match of the Day in my view Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs. Kei Nishikori (JPN) [8] – If Nishikori can’t stay on top of the baseline and…

US Open 2016: August 30th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [3] – This is a terrible first round draw for both players.  I think Stan wins, but this could easily go the other way. Lukas Rosol (CZE) vs. Andy Murray (GBR) [2] – Does everyone hate Lukas?  Murray seems to. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) vs. Sam Querrey (USA) [29] – Both…

Cincinnati 2016: August 16th ATP Predictions

Steve Johnson’s medal got a few scuffs en route to Cincy. Why? Find out on the live blog –> https://t.co/NFPyALaPVC pic.twitter.com/FUcdqeyCRN — Blair Henley (@BlairHenley) August 15, 2016 Predicted Winners in BOLD (WC) Taylor Fritz VS (Q) Mikhail Youzhny – This is an interesting match of two players at opposite ends of their careers.  I…

Bastad 2016: Ramos-Vinolas vs. Verdasco Championship Prediction

Verdasco already played another lefty this week.  Will that help? Championship Prediction: Albert Ramos-Vinolas vs. Fernando Verdasco This is an interesting match-up as both Spaniards are left-handed.  Everyone on tour is used to playing right-handed players.  This creates a comparative advantage for left-handed players except when they play other left-handed players.  Ramos-Vinolas had a great…

Wimbledon 2016: Day 3 Gentlemen’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) v Adrian Mannarino (FRA) – I like Novak to advance in this match. [3] Roger Federer (SUI) v [Q] Marcus Willis (GBR) – Roger will be the bad guy, but he should win. [16] Gilles Simon (FRA) v Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) – Grigor needs a win here…

Nottingham 2016: June 22nd Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD (5) Sam Querrey VS (9) Marcos Baghdatis – Both veterans have shown some life recently.  Baghdatis played a little better last week so I will give him the nod. Daniel Evans VS (2) Pablo Cuevas – Cuevas is the #2 seed … Cuevas is the #2 seed. (8) Gilles Muller VS Mikhail Youzhny – Gilles had a great week in Germany…

Queen’s Club 2016: June 16th Prediction

Predicted Winners in BOLD Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) vs. [WC] Kyle Edmund (GBR) H2H – The French veteran is always in great condition and should take advantage of a nice opportunity for some ranking points. [1] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. Aljaz Bedene (GBR) H2H – I like Murray to win here. [3] Milos Raonic (CAN) vs. [LL] Jiri…

Queen’s Club 2016: June 14th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. Fernando Verdasco (ESP) H2H – I think this could go either way as both have firepower, but I think Hot Sauce is less steady than Stan. [1] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. Nicolas Mahut (FRA) H2H – Not a great draw for Andy to face a player who just…

French Open 2016: May 27th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [9] Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs [17] Nick Kyrgios (AUS) – Gasquet humbled Kyrgios at Wimbledon last year.  Has Nick grown?  We shall see.  My head says Gasquet, and my gut says Kyrgios.  Given my physique my gut wins. [3] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs [30] Jérémy Chardy (FRA) – Stan is on…