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…

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…

Halle 2016: June 13th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. Lucas Pouille (FRA) – Kei’s ability to take the ball early should help him on grass, but Pouille is no slouch. [5] David Goffin (BEL) vs. Borna Coric (CRO) – Goffin’s ability to take the ball early should help him, but Coric is no slouch.  (echo?)…

Queen’s Club 2016: June 13th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [4] Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs. Steve Johnson (USA) – Steve Johnson certainly could win this match, but I think Gasquet’s career has gone from frighteningly inconsistent to pretty consistent over the past 2 or 3 years. Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) vs. [WC] Daniel Evans (GBR) – I think the veteran nabs a…

Mercedes Cup 2016: Thiem vs. Kohlschreiber Championship Prediction

[3] Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs. [7] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) H2H Kohlschreiber has had some career success on grass and holds a 2-0 head-to-head lead over Dominic Thiem.  Both of their career matches were on clay, and Thiem made big improvements from the first match to the second.  On paper, everything seems to favor Kohlschreiber.  Dominic…

Ricoh Open 2016: Mahut vs. Muller Championship Prediction

[7] Gilles Muller (LUX) vs  [8-WC] Nicolas Mahut (FRA) Mahut is the recently minted #1 player in the world in doubles.  He also has won 3 career singles titles on grass.  Muller owns a Wimbledon win over Rafael Nadal (2005) and is ranked 5 spots above Mahut in the most recent ATP singles rankings.  Muller has…

Mercedes Cup 2016: Kohlschreiber vs. Del Potro Semifinal Prediction

Semifinal Prediction: [WC] Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) vs. [7] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) Philipp Kohlschreiber has reached the Halle final twice on grass claiming one title.  Juan Martin del Potro won a bronze medal at the 2012 olympic games and reached the 2013 Wimbledon semifinal.  Both players have had good results on grass, but I’d…

Mercedes Cup 2016: Federer vs. Thiem Semifinal Prediction

Two Top 10 Players Warrant Their Own Prediction Semifinal Prediction: [1] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [3] Dominic Thiem (AUT) H2H Unlike some head-to-head statistics, Federer vs. Thiem’s matches are quite current.  Both meetings have occurred in 2016.  Federer won in straight sets on plexicushion in Brisbane. Thiem won in straight sets on clay in Rome….