Shanghai 2016: ATP Quarterfinal Predictions

This is how #Tsonga answers to #Zverev‘s smash! #hotshot #ShanghaiMasters (via @TennisTV) pic.twitter.com/5nDkikwUjU — We Are Tennis (@WeAreTennis) October 13, 2016 Predicted Winners in BOLD [9] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs. [15] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) H2H – I think Tsonga has enough attacking acumen to win a tough match vs. RBA. [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs….

US Open 2016: September 6th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Pouille deserves this highlight, but Monfils gets my nod [10] Gael Monfils (FRA) vs [24]  Lucas Pouille (FRA) – Gael has had a very strong hard court summer.  Pouille has played some gritty tennis to win so many marathon matches including a marathon versus Rafa Nadal.  If fatigue is not a factor, this could go…

US Open 2016: September 4th Men’s Predictions

Arthur Ashe Stadium (11 a.m. start) [4] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs [24]  Lucas Pouille (FRA)[24] – I like Rafa to win and likely in straight sets.  I could see Pouille making one set close or even stealing a set. [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Kyle Edmund (GBR) – Novak needs to get into the flow of the…

US Open 2016: September 2nd Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB)  vs. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) – Youzhny is a good opponent for Novak as I don’t think he can overpower an injured Novak.  Also, Youzhny’s great variety is neutralized a bit by Novak’s speed and anticipation. [4] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) – Rafa seems closer to his…

US Open 2016: August 31st Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Jiri Vesely (CZE) – I think Novak will win and look better than he did versus the bomb serving/drop shot happy Jerzy Janowicz. [4] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Andreas Seppi (ITA) – Seppi should produce some fun rallies with Seppi.  Still, Rafa will likely win. Louis Armstrong Stadium [20]…

US Open 2016: August 29th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [4] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Denis Istomin (UZB) – I could see Istomin push this to 4 sets, but Rafa likely wins in 3 or 4 sets. Could this happen again? [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Jerzy Janowicz (POL) – Jerzy looked so promising in 2012 and 2013. [7] Marin Cilic (CRO)…

Cincinnati 2016: August 18th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Grigor Dimitrov VS (2) Stan Wawrinka – Grigor appears to be playing much better than some of his earlier 2016 form.  Still, I think Stan wins the battle of one-handed backhands by serving bigger than Grigor and pushing him backward during rallies. Borna Coric VS (3) Rafael Nadal – Coric won a gut-check match last evening after…

Rio Olympic Tennis: August 8th Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD I will have something up regarding the state of the men’s draw as I think that topic deserves its own post. Juan Martin del Potro VS Joao Sousa – JMDP pulled a massive upset that opens many doors for possible medalists in the top half of the draw.  JMDP should win this match,…

Rio Olympic Tennis: August 6 Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Albert Ramos-Vinolas VS (4) Kei Nishikori – Kei should win, but his deep run in Canada may make an adjustment to Rio a bit slower than some other players’ process of adaptation. Malek Jaziri VS (5) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga – I like Tsonga so long as he is feeling healthy. (6) Gael Monfils VS Vasek Pospisil – Pospisil has a canon serve…

Tennis Power Ranking 2016: Murray Cuts Novak’s Lead

The 7th Tennis Power Ranking of 2016 Novak Djokovic – Nole was the first man since 1992 to win the Australian Open and French Open in the same year.  Novak adds Masters 1000 titles at Indian Wells, Miami, and Madrid to his impressive 2016 results.  Novak’s title at Doha is worth 250 points and his…