Madrid 2016: May 3rd ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [5] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) H2H  – This match could have some fun points and games, but Rafa should win in straight sets. [2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. [Q] Radek Stepanek (CZE) – Mercifully, the Worm will likely be gone. [15] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) vs. [Q] Santiago Giraldo (COL)…

Paris Masters 2015: November 5th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD A Huge Slate of Matches in Paris Today [2] Andy Murray (GBR) def [16] David Goffin (BEL) 61 60 [10] Richard Gasquet (FRA) def [6] Kei Nishikori (JPN) 76 (3) 41 retd [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. [14] Gilles Simon (FRA) H2H – I think Nole wins this one.  Simon is always a tricky…

Paris Masters 2015: November 4th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD A Great Slate of Matches [6] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. Jérémy Chardy (FRA) H2H – Nishikori needs to be sharp as Chardy has had a few good results over the past 4 months.  If Nishikori returns well and gets to Chardy’s backhand, the 6th seed will advance.  If Chardy’s serve and forehand…

Tennis Power Ranking 2015: Novak’s New York State of Mind

Tennis Abides 2015 Power Ranking #11 Novak Djokovic – Nole claiming his 10th major title and wrapping up his 4th year at #1 is about as comprehensive of a way to be #1 in my ranking as any.  Novak was runner-up in Montreal and Cincinnati, but it all built toward his 2nd US Open crown….

US Open 2015: Anderson vs. Wawrinka Quarterfinal Prediction

Kevin Anderson vs. Stan Wawrinka For most of the 2015 hard court summer, both Anderson and Wawrinka struggled. Anderson did win a 250 level title in North Carolina the week before the US Open and has now posted the biggest win of his career with a 4 set victory over Andy Murray.  Wawrinka is in…

US Open 2015: September 7th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Happy Labor Day to my Readers from the US Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [5] vs. Donald Young (USA) – Young does hold a US Open win over Stan.  Young has battled through to the round of 16.  Stan has slogged through 9 sets without dropping a set but without any coasting.  I think Wawrinka…

US Open 2015: September 5th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD “We’re not playing at Halle?  Doesn’t seem right.” Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) [29] vs. Roger Federer (SUI) [2] – These two should put on a fun match, but Roger likely has too much heft for Kohlschreiber to win 3 sets. Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) [30] vs. Andy Murray (GBR) [3] – Bellucci has played quite well in this…

US Open 2015: September 3rd Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Adrian Mannarino (FRA) vs. Andy Murray (GBR) [3] – Murray, minus a 3rd set hiccup, played well in round 1. Steve Darcis (BEL) vs. Roger Federer (SUI) [2] – I think Federer wins this match in straight sets, but Darcis can be tricky. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [5] vs. Hyeon Chung (KOR) – Stan is clearly capable of doing…

US Open 2015: September 1st Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Roger Federer (SUI) vs Leonardo Mayer (ARG) – This match could be tricky for Federer, but a 3 of 5 set match favors the superior player. [3] Andy Murray (GBR) vs Nick Kyrgios (AUS) – I think the hype will out weigh the quality of this match as Nick doesn’t just…