Indian Wells 2017: Wawrinka vs. Federer Championship Prediction

Stan Wawrinka vs. Roger Federer The past two major winners on the men’s side of tennis will clash in the Indian Wells final.  This is a match that has to please the tournament organizers.  Stan Wawrinka made it through Murray’s half of the draw with some close matches but not having to face the #1…

Indian Wells 2017: Kuznetsova vs. Vesnina Championship Prediction

Singles Final (8) Svetlana Kuznetsova VS (14) Elena Vesnina This match is not what I or the tournament directors expected.  It is intriguing and could be a huge feather in Vesnina’s cap or a strong statement about Kuznetsova still being able to win big events late in her career. I don’t have a ton to…

Indian Wells 2017: Men’s Semifinal Predictions

Swiss Army Final? Probably, but Does it Come w/ a Can Opener and Cork Screw? [3] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. [21] Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) I am more confident of Stan Wawrinka advancing than Roger Federer reaching the final.  I think Wawrinka’s power baseline game and bluntly impactful serve leave Pablo Carreno Busta one path…

Indian Wells 2017: March 17th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [9] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [15] Nick Kyrgios (AUS) H2H – If Kyrgios serves like he did in his 2 recent wins vs. Novak Djokovic, this pick will look foolish.  I think Federer is riding high mentally after picking up his 2nd win of 2017 vs. Rafael Nadal.  Also, playing during the…

Indian Wells 2017: March 17th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [14] Elena Vesnina (RUS) vs. [28] Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) – Both players are producing some great tennis.  I think Vesnina has slightly more momentum and is slightly more likely to set the terms of this match.  This is close to a coin flip, so I predict Vesnina d. Mladenovic 6-4, 4-6,…

Indian Wells 2017: March 16th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [21] Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) vs. [27] Pablo Cuevas (URU) H2H –  Cuevas is riding high at the moment.  I think this is a manageable upset on paper and based upon recent from it is not an upset at all.   [3] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. [8] Dominic Thiem (AUT) – The one-handed…

Indian Wells 2017: March 16th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [13] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) vs. [28] Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) -I am still not fully on board with Wozniacki for whatever reason.  This is a nice opportunity for Mladenovic. [12] Venus Williams (USA) vs. [14] Elena Vesnina (RUS) – Venus’ strong 2017 play should continue with a quality win over Vesnina.

Indian Wells 2017: Tweets from March 15

Point of the tournament, right here. [via @TennisTV] pic.twitter.com/j3pvqd2HSe — José Morgado (@josemorgado) March 16, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Back to back straight set wins over Djokovic, Nick Kyrgios is 🔥🔥🔥#BNPPO17 #IndianWells pic.twitter.com/TWrw3yb3ER — The Wolf (@WillHillWolf) March 16, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Won't see a higher quality 6-2 set than this one 🤷🏽‍♂️ #BNPPO17 @rogerfederer #Nadal #Federer pic.twitter.com/k5a24iegvb…

Indian Wells 2017: March 15 ATP Predictions

Beware the Ides of March Predicted Winners in BOLD [4] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. Donald Young (USA) H2H – I like Kei here, but Young has posted good wins this week. [2] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs [15] Nick Kyrgios (AUS) – Revenge? [5] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs [9] Roger Federer (SUI) – I doubt the courts at Indian…

Indian Wells 2017: March 15th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD STADIUM 1 (11 a.m. start) [8] Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) vs. [19] Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) – Russian Revolution?  I like  [3] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs. [7] Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) – I saw these two play in person at Cincinnati last Summer.  Pliskova destroyed Muguruza who gave little resistance.  

Indian Wells 2017: March 14th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD STADIUM 1 (11 a.m. start) [8] Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) vs. [21] Caroline Garcia (FRA) – Veteran power? [Q] Shuai Peng (CHN) vs. [12] Venus Williams (USA) [9] Madison Keys (USA) vs. [13] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) – Keys should be able to dictate play vs. Wozniacki.  That doesn’t mean she will win, but the…