Washington, DC 2016: July 20th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Alexander Zverev VS Taylor Fritz – Future Shock? Zverev seems a bit further along, but Fritz might be boosted by the DC fans. Yen-Hsun Lu VS (2) Gael Monfils – Monfils holds a 2-0 head-to-head lead, but they have not met since January 2013.  I think Lu pulls the upset if solely because Monfils has been…

Newport 2016: Ivo Karlovic vs. Gilles Muller Championship Prediction

Ivo Karlovic vs. Gilles Muller Anyone thinking the 1990s are long gone hasn’t seen the tennis in Newport.  Since Newport falls after Wimbledon, pressure is minimal to make the grass play like that at the All England Lawn Tennis Croquet Club (those courts slowed down in 2002).  Ivo Karlovic is 37 years old and is…

Newport 2016: Semifinal Prediction

Predicted Winners in BOLD (8) Donald Young VS (3) Gilles Muller – Muller has had a highly successful grass court season.  Young beat Muller in a one-sided manner earlier this year, but Muller is a 6’4″ left-handed player who is solid on grass. (4) Marcos Baghdatis VS (2) Ivo Karlovic – Baghdatis has had a nice 2016 in general and played well in…

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…

Wimbledon 2016: Day 1 Gentlemen’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB)  vs [WC] James Ward (GBR) – I like Novak here. Last match first match [3] Roger Federer (SUI) vs Guido Pella (ARG) – Roger should advance. [5] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs Sam Groth (AUS) – This is no easy match for Kei, but I think he eventually…

Nottingham 2016: Semifinal Predictions

  Predicted Winners in BOLD Remaining Quarterfinal Match – I will stick with my earlier pick of Anderson over Johnson, but that is far from a given. Semifinal Round [2] Pablo Cuevas (URU) vs. [8] Gilles Muller (LUX) H2H – Muller is playing like a grass court specialist the past 3 weeks.  I like him to…

Nottingham 2016: Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [4] Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) vs. [8] Gilles Muller (LUX) – This is a 50-50 match.  I think Muller is a little more reliable, but Dolgopolov probably has the higher ceiling of the two. [2] Pablo Cuevas (URU) vs. [9] Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) H2H – Baghdatis is resurgent and has a nice game for…

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: Quarterfinal Predictions

Rd of 16  [6] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) vs. [Q] Donald Young (USA) H2H  64 – to be completed  – Bautista Agut should close this out. [5] Marin Cilic (CRO) vs. Steve Johnson (USA) H2H  – Is Cilic coming alive?  If not, I’ve made an awful prediction here. [1] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. [WC] Kyle…

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…