US Open 2016: September 1st Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs Marcel Granollers (ESP) – Granollers is a tough competitor who could trouble murray under certain circumstances.  Murray seems to be in some of the best form of his career, and the Scot has tended to play quite well in New York. That all spells trouble for…

US Open 2016: August 30th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [3] – This is a terrible first round draw for both players.  I think Stan wins, but this could easily go the other way. Lukas Rosol (CZE) vs. Andy Murray (GBR) [2] – Does everyone hate Lukas?  Murray seems to. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) vs. Sam Querrey (USA) [29] – Both…

Wimbledon 2016: Day 2 Gentlemen’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs [WC] Liam Broady (GBR) – I think Andy will advance. [4] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs Taylor Fritz (USA) – It will be interesting to see what influence Krajicek brings as part of Stan’s team. [15] Nick Kyrgios (AUS) v Radek Stepanek (CZE) – This is an…

Halle 2016: June 15th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [8] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) vs. Marcel Granollers (ESP) H2H – On clay, I’d take the Spaniard.  On a hard court, I think this is a 50-50 match.  On grass, I am taking Kohlschreiber. [2] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. [PR] Florian Mayer (GER)  H2H – Mayer can win this match, and my hunch is…

French Open 2016: June 1st Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD I love this scene in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (also I’m never gonna stop the rain by complaining) [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs [14] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) – To Finish 3-6 6-4 4-1 – Novak should gut this one out in 4 sets. [2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs [9]…

French Open 2016: May 30th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD This is a Fun Slate of Matches David Goffin (BEL) [12] vs. Ernests Gulbis (LAT) – Gulbis keeps advancing despite my picking against him in every round.  Well, he is not getting my nod vs. Goffin.  The Belgian played some awesome tennis in Miami and then stumbled a bit in his transition to…

French Open 2016: May 26th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [4] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Facundo Bagnis (ARG) – Rafa should win this one. [6] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) – Tsonga should win, but Baghdatis could have a turn back the clock performance and make it interesting. [7] Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs Malek Jaziri (TUN) – Berdych generally…

French Open 2016: May 25th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. [Q] Radek Stepanek (CZE) – To Finish 36 36 60 42  – I will stick with Murray,  but this was an odd start to his Roland Garros even if he wins this match from 2 sets down vs. a 37-year-old. [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)…

Madrid 2016: May 4th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [15] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) vs. Feliciano Lopez (ESP) H2H – I like RBA here due to the surface. [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Borna Coric (CRO) H2H – I think Novak wins pretty easily here. [7] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs. Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) H2H – Tsonga played well in Monte Carlo so he…

Newport, Stuttgart, Umag and Bastad Predictions

Predicted Winner in BOLD Hall of Fame Tennis Championships Newport, RI Surface – Grass 1 John Isner vs. Lleyton Hewitt Defending champion John Isner has played well to reach the final.  Ivo Karlovic has troubled Lleyton Hewitt in the past.  Still, this grass court season has favored veteran players.  I think that trend continues and…