French Open 2017: Men’s Quarterfinal Predictions

Philippe-Chatrier Court (11 a.m. start) [4] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs [20] Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) – This is a lot like Rafa’s last match.  Rafa should win against a gritty player from Spain.  Nadal is the Clay GOAT and is in excellent form in 2017, but I have to also think he is in the heads of…

French Open 2017: June 5th Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Andy Murray (GBR) [1] vs. Karen Khachanov (RUS) – Murray should win, but I think he’d prefer to be playing Isner. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [3] vs. Gael Monfils (FRA) [15] – Match of the Day in my view Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs. Kei Nishikori (JPN) [8] – If Nishikori can’t stay on top of the baseline and…

French Open 2017: June 4th Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Philippe-Chatrier Court (11 a.m. start) [15] Gael Monfils (FRA).vs [24] Richard Gasquet (FRA) 6-5 – to be completed – Once a match starts, I always stick with my original pick even if someone is down 0-6, 0-6, 0-5. This looks like a 50-50 match. [2] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs [19] Albert Ramos-Vinolas…

French Open 2017: June 3rd Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Andy Murray (GBR) [1] vs. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) [29] – I hope this is of the level of their Olympic and Davis Cup matches last year. Richard Gasquet (FRA) [24] vs. Gael Monfils (FRA) [15] – Gasquet has looked sharp. Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs. Marin Cilic (CRO) [7] –…

French Open 2017: June 1st Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Court Philippe-Chatrier (11 a.m. start) [3] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) – Something tells me this might be complicated at some point, but I think Stan Wawrinka finds a way to winning 3 sets even if it takes him 4 or 5 sets to do it. [15] Gaël Monfils (FRA)…

French Open 2017: May 30th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Philippe-Chatrier Court (11 a.m. start) Alexander Zverev (GER) vs. Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 46 63 – to be completed – Sticking to my original pick. [1] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) – The weight of the number one ranking has been heavy for Andy Murray. [12] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs. Renzo Olivo (ARG) Suzanne-Lenglen…

Miami Open 2017: March 29th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. Fabio Fognini (ITA) H2H – I am bullish on Fognini in Miami even if it makes no sense.  Nishikori is playing well enough to win and perhaps win easily.  Still, I think Fognini’s shot-making ability gives him a puncher’s chance. My Prediction: Fognini d. Nishikori 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 [5]…

Masters Miami 2017: March 28th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Order of play Stadium (11 a.m. start) [2] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. Federico Delbonis (ARG) H2H – Kei is likely to return well enough to win this match in a fairly straightforward manner. [5] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Nicolas Mahut (FRA) H2H – Mahut doesn’t have enough weapons to…

Masters Miami 2017: March 24th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Stadium (11 a.m. start) [2] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. Kevin Anderson (RSA) H2H –  I like Nishikori to win, but if Anderson can push Nishikori off of the baseline, an upset can happen. [5] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Dudi Sela (ISR) H2H – Rafa rolls [9] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs. Guido Pella (ARG) H2H –…

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…

ATP World Tour Finals 2016: Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD (1) Andy Murray VS (4) Milos Raonic – Milos did not put up much of a fight versus Murray in Cincinnati.  Murray has won 5 contested matches versus Raonic in 2016 plus one walkover went to Murray’s favor.  Murray has won 12 of the 15 sets the two have played in…

ATP World Tour Finals 2016: November 18th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD (1) Andy Murray VS (3) Stan Wawrinka – I think Andy Murray takes this one, but Wawrinka may have shaken off his post US Open hangover vs. Cilic.  Murray could be in trouble if Wawrinka can bully his way into the match, but recent form suggests Murray in 2 sets. (5)…