Shanghai Masters 2017: October 9th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Dr. Ivo took this match in 2016, but I think the results reverse in 2017 Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs. Ivo Karlovic (CRO) – I think we will see 3 tiebreak sets, but I will go with the lefty. [9] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) vs. Hyeon Chung (KOR) – RBA should advance….

Davis Cup 2016: Day 3 Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Marin CILIC vs. Juan Martin DEL POTRO – At the 2010 Australian Open, Cilic won a 5 set match over Delpo that seemed to draw battlelines for a coming decade of big man tennis. These are the two best practitioners of Big Man tennis in my view.  When healthy, each can…

Davis Cup 2016: Day 1 Predictions

Davis Cup Day 1 Predictions Predicted Winners in BOLD Marin CILIC vs.  Federico DELBONIS – I think Cilic wins this match and should set the crowd up for a lot of excitement.  How will that momentum carry into the second match is going to be an interesting question. Ivo KARLOVIC vs. Juan Martin DEL POTRO…

Basel and Vienna 2016 Semifinal Predictions

Basel 2016 – Predicted Winners in BOLD Feeling like 2014? (3) Kei Nishikori VS Gilles Muller – Muller has had a very solid 2016 season.  On this surface, he should be able to hold serve more easily than he would versus Nishikori on a slower surface.  Having said that, Kei should also be able to…

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…

US Open 2016: September 3rd Men’s Predictions

Arthur Ashe Stadium (11 a.m. start) Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) vs. Andy Murray (GBR) [2] – I like Murray in this match for a lot of reasons. Nick Kyrgios (AUS)[14] vs. Illya Marchenko (UKR) – Can the conqueror of Atlanta with nuclear power harness his gifts to win this match?  I am leaning toward yes, but Kyrgios…

US Open 2016: September 1st Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs Marcel Granollers (ESP) – Granollers is a tough competitor who could trouble murray under certain circumstances.  Murray seems to be in some of the best form of his career, and the Scot has tended to play quite well in New York. That all spells trouble for…

US Open 2016: August 30th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [3] – This is a terrible first round draw for both players.  I think Stan wins, but this could easily go the other way. Lukas Rosol (CZE) vs. Andy Murray (GBR) [2] – Does everyone hate Lukas?  Murray seems to. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) vs. Sam Querrey (USA) [29] – Both…

US Open 2016: Quick Thoughts on the Men’s Draw

Novak Djokovic’s Quarter The defending champion and number one seed received no favors with this draw.  Big hitters Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, John Isner, and Kevin Anderson have at times pushed/troubled Novak Djokovic.  Jerzy Janowicz is not in Bercy 2012-Wimbledon 2013 form so the first round should not be a major issue.  Djokovic’s biggest obstacle is 2014…