Australian Open 2021: Day 9 Men’s Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Grigor Dimitrov (18) vs Aslan Karatsev – Dimitrov has a good path to another major semifinal. I am not sure he can go further than that at this event, but he is probably the 5th most likely player to win the event among the 8 remaining. 3 of the bigger obstacles…

Australian Open 2021: Day 7 Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Rod Laver Arena   [3] Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs. [18] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) – This should be an outstanding match. I think Thiem is younger, moves better, and has the better forehand of the two.  I expect a 3 to 4 set win for Thiem, but Dimitrov has a shot at the upset. [1] Novak Djokovic…

Australian Open 2021: Day 5 Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Rod Laver Arena (11 a.m. start) [6] Alexander Zverev (GER) vs. [32] Adrian Mannarino (FRA) – This probably won’t happen, but my gut feeling says upset.[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. [27] Taylor Fritz (USA) – Fritz has had a nice event. Novak will advance. Margaret Court Arena [15] Pablo Carreño Busta (ESP) vs. [18] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) – PCB would benefit…

Australian Open 2021: February 10th Men’s Predictions

Predicted winners in BOLD Rod Laver Arena (11 a.m. start) [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Frances Tiafoe (USA) – Tiafoe could push a set to a tiebreak. That means this could go 4, but Novak should win with little reason for concern.[6] Alexander Zverev (GER) vs. [Q] Maxime Cressy (USA)  Margaret Court Arena (Both seeded one-handers should advance)…

French Open 2020: October 5th Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Court Philippe CHATRIER  [5] Stefanos TSITSIPAS (GRE) vs [18] Grigor DIMITROV (BUL) – The battle of the one-handed backhands will be interesting. Tsitsipas is playing excellent tennis. Dimitrov has a bit more heft in his game at this stage of each man’s career. Heft may be the key in heavy conditions. Still, I think…

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…