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: Championship Prediction

Milos Raonic vs. Andy Murray These two had a great 4 sets at the Australian Open this year.  The 5th set went quickly as Raonic dealt with an injury issue.  Roanic won Brisbane, was runner-up at Indian Wells, and reached a major semifinal coming into Queen’s Club.  Andy Murray has been runner-up at two majors…

Halle 2016: Championship Prediction

Alexander Zverev (GER) vs [PR] Florian Mayer (GER)  H2H Florian Mayer has been a quiet story in Halle.  He has piled up nice wins and advanced to the championship round with an upset over Dominic Thiem.  Alexander “Sascha” Zverev has been a big story in Halle.  He upset 8-time Halle champion Roger Federer in the semifinal…

WTA Final Predictions for Birmingham & Mallorca 2016

Predicted Winners in BOLD Birmingham [7] Madison Keys (USA) vs Barbora Strycova (CZE) – Keys did great work in Rome during the clay court season.  Her powerful game is well-suited for grass court tennis.  Strycova gives up some height, but sometimes grass helps a less powerful player by making offense easier to execute.  Still, I…

Halle 2016: Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. Alexander Zverev (GER) H2H – Recently, I’ve generally been favoring younger players versus veteran players.  Roger Federer playing at Halle is not a normal veteran. [3] Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs. [PR] Florian Mayer (GER) H2H – Thiem is having the 3rd best year on tour.  He has won…

Queen’s Club 2016: Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. [5] Marin Cilic (CRO) H2H – If Marin is playing at one of his higher levels, this could be a close match in which I would still favor Andy Murray’s chances.  If Marin is playing as he has played for most of 2016, this could be a…

Halle 2016: Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Alexander Zverev (GER) vs. Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) H2H – A veteran making a late surge versus a young talent makes for an interesting match-up.  I like Zverev if solely because Baghdatis has dodged a few close calls to get to this point. [1] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [5] David Goffin (BEL) H2H –…

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…