Australian Open 2018: Day 1 Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [3] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs. [Q] Dennis Novak (AUT) – How will Dimitrov deal with increased expectations?  I am not sure, but he should win this match. [1] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM) – Rafa has a very workable draw Down Under. [16] John Isner (USA) vs. Matthew Ebden (AUS) –…

Tennis Abides 2017 Men’s Awards

  Having laid out that I am not a huge fan of bestowing honors not won or lost on the court, I will throw out my ATP awards for the 2017 season. Players of the Year: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer  Rafa put up the better computer numbers, but Roger dominated their head-to-head matches.  Rafa…

World Tour Finals 2017: Day 1 Round Robin Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD (4) Dominic Thiem VS (6) Grigor Dimitrov – The surface favors Dimitrov, and Thiem has had a forgettable post-Roland Garros season. Rafael Nadal still has concerns about his knee ahead of the ATP World Tour Finals 👉 https://t.co/jIHNjQfmiA pic.twitter.com/cwiP7Fa3HP — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) November 11, 2017 (1) Rafael Nadal VS (7) David…

ATP October 22nd Championship Predictions: Three 250 Level Events Conclude

Dimitrov moves ⬆️ to fifth in Emirates #ATP Race To London and advances to third 🏆 match @IntrumSthlmOpen . More ➡️https://t.co/IEQNMDFORD pic.twitter.com/yDJGDPS57U — ATP World Tour (@ATPWorldTour) October 21, 2017 Predicted Winners in BOLD IF Stockholm Open in Sweden [1] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs [4] Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) – This is the main event of the day.  Dimitrov’s 2017…

China Open 2017: Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. [6] John Isner (USA) – I don’t think Rafa enjoys playing Isner much.  Rafa wins two ways: excellent play and grinding his opponent’s mental and physical game down.  Isner hits so many aces that this grinding style doesn’t impact him as much.  Isner led 2 sets…

China Open 2017: October 4th ATP Predictions

It’ll be @delpotrojuan against Dimitrov in Beijing R2 🍿💥#ChinaOpen pic.twitter.com/lRlDUfg4OB — Tennis TV (@TennisTV) October 3, 2017   Predicted Winners in BOLD [8] Nick Kyrgios (AUS) vs. Mischa Zverev (GER) – This is a classic Kyrgios trap match.  If he plays with poise, he should win.  The older Zverev will attack often enough giving Kyrgios…

Quick Hits: Dimitrov, Zverev, & Burgos Take Titles – USTA Gaffe

Dimitrov, the moment of victory in Sofia. pic.twitter.com/pM0vbNkIEP — Stroppa Del (@stroppadel) February 12, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js  Grigor Dimitrov claimed his second title of 2017 by defeating David Goffin in Bulgaria.  Dimitrov’s only 2017 loss was an instant classic 5 set battle with Rafael Nadal.  Grigor has 2017 wins over Dominic Thiem, Kei Nishikori, Milos Raonic,…

Tennis Power Ranking 2016: Stan Takes New York

10th Tennis Power Ranking of 2016 Novak Djokovic – Novak has not had the post Roland Garros victory lap he may have hoped for, but a title in Toronto and runner-up finish in New York keep him comfortably on top. Andy Murray – Murray followed up his strong Rio and solid Cincinnati events with an…

US Open 2016: September 5th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Arthur Ashe Stadium (11 a.m. start) [8] Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs [WC] Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) – I think this is a 4 or 5 set battle.  Thiem is playing his best hardcourt tennis of the year right now.  JMDP is riding a wave in this comeback.  Ultimately, I am picking…