Japan Open 2017: October 4th ATP Predictions

#MarinCilic routs Stefanos Tsitsipas; #KevinAnderson advances in straight sets at #JapanOpen https://t.co/6RdhdVTfzT — FirstpostSports (@FirstpostSports) October 2, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Predicted Winners in BOLD Daniil Medvedev (RUS) vs. [SE] Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) – Dolgopolov should win this match. [4] David Goffin (BEL) vs. Feliciano Lopez (ESP) – This could go either way, but I think Goffin’s return…

US Open 2017: Kevin Anderson vs. Rafael Nadal Championship Prediction

Pumped for tomorrow 💪 You can watch the #usopen final live in 🇿🇦 on @SuperSportTV at 2200 CAT 😁 pic.twitter.com/IO6KEqD7Io — Kevin Anderson (@KAndersonATP) September 10, 2017   Kevin Anderson vs. Rafael Nadal On paper, this is a bigger mismatch than the men’s Wimbledon final in July or the men’s Roland Garros final in June….

US Open 2017: Anderson vs. Carreno Busta Semifinal Prediction

28 Kevin Anderson vs. 12 Pablo Carreño Busta This match is not one that was expected, but also features two seeded players.  Pablo Carreno Busta being the 12th seed is the numeric favorite, but based upon surface speed one can easily agure that Kevin Anderson is the favorite in this match.  My initial thoughts about…

US Open 2017: September 5th Men’s Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Be Honest, Who Had One of These 4 in the Final? ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM (Noon start) [12] Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) vs [29] Diego Schwartzman (ARG)  – An all-Argentine and an all-Spanish final is possible.  I have doubted Schwartzman at every turn so in a kiss of death, I am picking him to win this match. [17] Sam…

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…

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…

Cincinnati 2016: August 15th ATP Predictions

Again this appears to be a partial list given that court 9 is missing from the schedule Predicted Winners in BOLD (PR) Julien Benneteau VS (10) David Ferrer – I think Ferrer is the favorite, but I wonder if Ferrer is running out of steam. Pablo Cuevas VS Sam Querrey – I am not 100%…

Masters Canada 2016: Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs.  Kevin Anderson (RSA) H2H – This could be a really good match.  I think Stan will win because his game is more well rounded.  Still, Anderson might avenge last year’s US Open loss to Stan.   [3] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) H2H – Grigor has shown…

Masters Canada 2016: July 28th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [3] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. Rajeev Ram (USA) H2H – Ram could win, but he is certainly not the favorite. [2] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. [16] Jack Sock (USA) H2H – Stan should win, but typically his Masters 1000 results are pretty scattered so a Sock win should not be discounted. [4] Milos…

Masters Canada 2016: July 27th ATP Predictions

Djokovic is Holding Court Again Predicted Winners in BOLD [3] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. [Q] Dennis Novikov (USA) H2H – Kei should win if he is healthy. [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Gilles Muller (LUX) H2H – Some questions are floating around regarding Novak’s right shoulder and/or elbow.  If he is hampered when serving, this match could…