Tennis Power Ranking 2018: Isner Takes Miami

Post-Miami Momentum for Isner Roger Federer – Federer won the Australian Open and Rotterdam.  He also finished as a runner-up at Indian Wells.  Still, his 2018 start is not matching his 2017 start.  Federer not playing the clay season means he will drop this top ranking after Monte Carlo or Madrid. Juan Martin del Potro – JMDP’s…

Masters Miami 2018: Men’s Singles Predictions for March 26th

Predicted Winners in BOLD Stadium  (11 a.m. start) [16] Pablo Carreño Busta (ESP) vs. Steve Johnson (USA) – This should be a fun match for anyone with tickets.  These two guys play heady tennis and battle with all they have to offer on a given day. [17] Nick Kyrgios (AUS) vs. [15] Fabio Fognini (ITA) – If Kyrgios is healthy…

Masters Miami 2018: March 23d Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Stadium  (11 a.m. start) [2] Marin Cilic (CRO) vs. Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) – Cilic will get a needed win. [9] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Benoit Paire (FRA) – I like Novak to get this win. [5] Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) vs. Robin Haase (NED) – JMDP is riding high Grandstand [7] David Goffin (BEL) vs….

Masters Miami 2018: Men’s Singles Predictions for March 22nd

Predicted Winners in BOLD Stadium (11 a.m. start) Leonardo Mayer (ARG) vs. Donald Young (USA) – I wrestled with this prediction.  Mayer should love the slow conditions.  Young is always tough on US soil. Frances Tiafoe (USA) vs. Nicolas Kicker (ARG) – Tiafoe was #11 in my recent power ranking. Grandstand Denis Shapovalov (CAN) vs. Viktor Troicki (SRB) – Can…

Masters Miami 2017: Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [5] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Fabio Fognini (ITA) H2H – I have been bullish on Fognini this entire event.  I think Rafa has enough defensive skills as well as shot-making ability of his own to diffuse a red hot Fognini.  Fognini has claimed some big wins over Nadal, but the odds are…

Masters Miami 2017: March 30th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [4] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [10] Tomas Berdych (CZE) H2H – Berdych is capable of winning this match, but history tells us he is the decided underdog.  Roger Federer is likely to play a light clay court schedule so he could be motivated to grab as many computer points as possible in…

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 27th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Stadium [4] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [29] Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) H2H– I could see this going either way, but Roger should be able to handle JMDP’s slice backhand. [16] Alexander Zverev (GER) vs. [18] John Isner (USA) H2H – Isner has less game but more experience. [1] Stan Wawrinka (SUI)…

Masters Miami 2017: March 26th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD I am predicting a shorter stay for Nishikori than what he had at Miami 2016 Stadium (11 a.m. start) [2] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. [25] Fernando Verdasco (ESP) H2H – A gut feeling leads me to pick an upset. [5] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. [26] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) H2H – Kohlschreiber will compete,…

Masters Miami 2017: March 25th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD I would help you try to win Miami, but I think given 2006 that I deserve some paid leave due to already helping out Saturday, March 25, 2017 Order of play Stadium (11 a.m. start) [1] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. Horacio Zeballos (ARG) H2H – Stan’s stint as the #1 seed…