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…

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 –…

Masters Miami 2017: March 23rd ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD ORDER OF PLAY – THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017 STADIUM start 11:00 am ATP – M. Granollers (ESP) vs B. Coric (CRO) – This is a 50-50 match in my view, but historically I think the court speed will slightly favor Granollers. ATP – [Q] F. Tiafoe (USA) vs K. Kravchuk (RUS)…

Miami 2016: Novak Djokovic vs. Kei Nishikori Championship Prediction

Novak Djokovic vs. Kei Nishikori It is a testament to how dominant Novak is that I was wondering what do I even write.  Kei Nishikori has an excellent return of serve, moves well, can impose his court positioning on his opponent, and can hit with a lot of pace/precision.  Of course, Kei has a chance,…

Miami Open 2016: Nick Kyrgios vs. Kei Nishikori

Will talent wait its turn or jump in line? Reclaiming his Promise Versus Staking a Claim Kei Nishikori had a breakout moment in 2014.  He had beaten Roger Federer in Miami and pushed Nadal hard in Madrid in 2014.  However, his 4 set US Open semifinal win over Novak Djokovic had many seeing Nishikori as…

Miami Open 2016: Novak Djokovic vs. David Goffin Prediction

We are in for a treat [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. [15] David Goffin (BEL)  H2H Novak Djokovic has dominated tennis since January 1, 2015.  David Goffin has made impressive strides on tour over the past 52 weeks.  This sets the stage for a giant of the game versus and emerging giant killer.  I expect…

Miami Open 2016: March 31st ATP Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [6] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. [16] Gael Monfils (FRA) H2H – This is a fascinating match-up that I can’t quite predict.  Gael is willing to cede court positioning and that should benefit Kei.  However, Gael has played quite well in Miami and has the bigger serve so he could dictate the outcome of…

Miami Open 2016: March 30th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [15] David Goffin (BEL) vs. [18] Gilles Simon (FRA) H2H – Goffin plays more like Davydenko did, but he and Simon are likely among the players no one fully enjoys playing as each has a way of working his way into a match even when it seems improbable.  Goffin’s solid play at…

Miami Open 2016: ATP Round of 16 Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [7] Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs. [10] Richard Gasquet (FRA) H2H – This is a very interesting match as Berdych could over power Gasquet or Gasquet could hit around Berdych with each leading to a different result.  The slower surface might actually help Berdych as he can hit through a slow court.  I…