Mercedes Cup 2016: ATP Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD For a 250 Level Event, this Final 8 is Quite Strong [3] Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) H2H – Part of me wants to pick Youzhny based on surface experience and Thiem’s big swings not being ideal for grass. Still, Thiem is the percentage pick to win. [1] Roger Federer…

Mercedes Cup 2016: June 9th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [3] Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs. Sam Groth (AUS) H2H – I like Thiem, but his deep run in Paris may mean his grass court adjustments have not taken place yet.  This could be a huge opportunity for Groth. [1] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. Taylor Fritz(USA) 4-3 – to be completed (not before…

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…

French Open 2016: May 23rd Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD For predictions regarding matches in progress, see this earlier post. Lukas Rosol (CZE) vs. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [3] – Stan is the defending champion and has some momentum from winning Geneva.  Still, this is no easy first round match for a player who looked shaky on clay prior to Geneva. Radek Stepanek (CZE) vs….

Madrid 2016: May 5th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. [16] Gilles Simon (FRA) H2H – Andy should win this match, but Simon is a capable of winning or making a match tough when no one expects it. [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. [15] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) H2H – Nole should win. [5] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Sam Querrey (USA) H2H – Sam has to feel great to be this deep in the event, but he…

Madrid 2016: May 4th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [15] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) vs. Feliciano Lopez (ESP) H2H – I like RBA here due to the surface. [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Borna Coric (CRO) H2H – I think Novak wins pretty easily here. [7] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs. Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) H2H – Tsonga played well in Monte Carlo so he…

Madrid 2016: May 2nd ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs. Leonardo Mayer (ARG) H2H – Should be a fun 50-50 type match. If Mayer is returning well, my pick will look silly. [9] David Ferrer (ESP) vs. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) H2H – GGL in an upset.  Ferrer may come to life this week, but 2016 has not been his…

Miami Open 2016: March 30th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [15] David Goffin (BEL) vs. [18] Gilles Simon (FRA) H2H – Goffin plays more like Davydenko did, but he and Simon are likely among the players no one fully enjoys playing as each has a way of working his way into a match even when it seems improbable.  Goffin’s solid play at…

Miami Open 2016: ATP Round of 16 Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [7] Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs. [10] Richard Gasquet (FRA) H2H – This is a very interesting match as Berdych could over power Gasquet or Gasquet could hit around Berdych with each leading to a different result.  The slower surface might actually help Berdych as he can hit through a slow court.  I…

Miami Open 2016: March 27th ATP and WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [7] Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs. [31] Steve Johnson (USA) H2H – I’d love for Johnson to win and even think he has about a 40% chance to do so, but that does not make him the favorite. [13] Victoria Azarenka (BLR) vs. [Q] Magda Linette (POL) – Vika is back so to speak….