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…

Halle 2016: June 16th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [8] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) vs. Ivo Karlovic (CRO) H2H – This is a classic puncher vs. boxer match.  Kohlschreiber has more variety and a more sound skill set than Ivo.  However, Ivo is going to hold serve almost every game he serves so the big man will be in the mix to…

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…

Halle 2016: June 14th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [PR] Brian Baker (USA) vs. [PR] Florian Mayer (GER) H2H – I love Brian Baker and his story.  I just cannot pick him to win this match. [7] Viktor Troicki (SRB) vs. Alexander Zverev (GER) H2H – I think youth wins today. [4] Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)  H2H – Baghdatis has…