2019 Post-Rome Power Ranking

Scramble on! ūüėĪ Everything about this point is ūüĎĆ @DjokerNole @delpotrojuan #ibi19 pic.twitter.com/UvlxE0tfZR — Tennis TV (@TennisTV) May 17, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Novak Djokovic –¬†Nole has been #1 in every 2019 Tennis Abides Power Ranking.¬† Certainly, Nadal got the better of him in Rome, but Novak picked up 1600 points in Madrid and Rome and is…

Djokovic vs. Nadal: 51

Nadal when asked if he misses playing against Djokovic: “It’s better to not play him.” ‚ÄĒ Ricky Dimon (@Dimonator) May 19, 2018   Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will square-off for the 51st time tomorrow.¬† That alone is noteworthy, but when one considers how tightly meshed their careers have been, especially since early 2011, it…

Tennis Power Ranking 2016: Murray’s Italian Offensive

The Sixth Tennis Power Ranking for 2016 Novak Djokovic ‚ÄstNovak would have stayed at #1 had he lost his first match in Rome. In that respect, his wins over Rafa and Nishikori bolster his position. ¬†Rafa’s game effort, Kei being tough, and Murray winning in Rome make his road to Paris look more interesting though….

Masters Rome 2016: ATP Semifinal Predictions

One more time? Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. [LL] Lucas Pouille (FRA) H2H¬†–¬†Pouille may be the luckiest of lucky losers. ¬†He entered Rome with a little over 900 ranking points. ¬†He will add at least 360 points to his ranking total despite not making it through the qualifying rounds in Rome….

Claymagedon 2016: Another Quarterfinal (?) Rafa-Nole Clash on Dirt

Rafael Nadal won Monte Carlo and Barcelona. ¬†He played well enough to lose in 2 close sets to Andy Murray in the semifinal round of Madrid. ¬†Rafa beat Murray at Monte Carlo in 3 sets so those two are playing close to even tennis on clay as Roland Garros approaches. Rafa is the best clay…

Masters Rome 2016: May 13th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. [12] David Goffin (BEL) H2H¬†–¬†Both players have momentum. Andy played well in Madrid while Goffin crushed Berdych. ¬†I like Andy to win this match, but I liked Berdych yesterday (I have to own it to move forward). [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. [5] Rafael Nadal (ESP)…

Rome 2016: May 12th ATP Predictions

[3] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [13] Dominic Thiem (AUT) H2H¬†– I like Roger Federer so long as his health holds up. [5] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs Nick Kyrgios (AUS) – On clay, I like Rafa, but if Kyrgios beats Rafa it would be quite interesting on many levels. [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Thomaz Bellucci…

Roman Gladiators: Nadal vs. Djokovic XLI Prediction

Anytime #1 and #2 meet to decide a big tournament things are special. ¬†This one has the potential to be even bigger than special. ¬†Novak Djokovic is #2 in the world and has beaten #1 Nadal 3 consecutive times winning 6 consecutive sets. ¬†A win on clay over Nadal would propel Djokovic into Paris with…

Masters Rome: Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Women’s Semifinal Matches 1Serena Williams¬† vs.¬†Simona Halep¬†– I am not sure I need to explain anything about this prediction. 3Victoria Azarenka¬†vs. 7Sara Errani¬†– Based on clay court form, I’d take Errani, but I think the 2013 Australian Open champion and the World #1 are on a collision course. ¬†Azarenka in 2…