Vienna 2017: October 23rd Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Gilles Simon (FRA) vs. [WC] Ernests Gulbis (LAT) – Simon is the more steady of the two, but both can kind of lull an opponent into an odd mental state.  This should be interesting if nothing else. Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs. Feliciano Lopez (ESP) – On an indoor hard court, I think Lopez could serve well enough to…

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…

Newport 2017: Championship Prediction Plus Powershares Bonus

[1] John Isner (USA) vs [Q] Matthew Ebden (AUS) John Isner should win this match.  He has won 10 ATP titles and is in his 23rd ATP Tour final.  Isner has also won Newport 2 times in the past.  Ebden is playing in his 1st ever tour final.  That alone should give Isner a mental edge knowing how…

Bercy 2016: Andy Murray vs. John Isner Championship Prediction

Andy Murray vs. John Isner This match is fairly straight forward.  Andy Murray returns better, moves better, and has a more stable all-around game than John Isner.  Does that mean Andy Murray will win? Probably, but John Isner has one of the top 5 serves in men’s tennis.  His serve may be the best serve…

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 16th ATP Predictions

Steve Johnson’s medal got a few scuffs en route to Cincy. Why? Find out on the live blog –> https://t.co/NFPyALaPVC pic.twitter.com/FUcdqeyCRN — Blair Henley (@BlairHenley) August 15, 2016 Predicted Winners in BOLD (WC) Taylor Fritz VS (Q) Mikhail Youzhny – This is an interesting match of two players at opposite ends of their careers.  I…