US Open 2016: September 2nd Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB)  vs. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) – Youzhny is a good opponent for Novak as I don’t think he can overpower an injured Novak.  Also, Youzhny’s great variety is neutralized a bit by Novak’s speed and anticipation. [4] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) – Rafa seems closer to his…

US Open 2016: August 29th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [4] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Denis Istomin (UZB) – I could see Istomin push this to 4 sets, but Rafa likely wins in 3 or 4 sets. Could this happen again? [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Jerzy Janowicz (POL) – Jerzy looked so promising in 2012 and 2013. [7] Marin Cilic (CRO)…

Cincinnati 2016: August 16th ATP Predictions

Steve Johnson’s medal got a few scuffs en route to Cincy. Why? Find out on the live blog –> https://t.co/NFPyALaPVC pic.twitter.com/FUcdqeyCRN — Blair Henley (@BlairHenley) August 15, 2016 Predicted Winners in BOLD (WC) Taylor Fritz VS (Q) Mikhail Youzhny – This is an interesting match of two players at opposite ends of their careers.  I…

Cincinnati 2016: Impressions from Sunday’s Qualifying Matches

It was great to be back at the Cincinnati Masters event today.  I brought my 7-year-old daughter, and she was amazed with the tennis she saw.  The grounds in Cincinnati are pretty relaxed, and we walked next to or past 5 well known players.  The practice courts are always fun and enlightening as well. Alize…

Masters Canada 2016: July 26th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Alexander Zverev (GER) vs. Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) H2H – I often am wrong when I pick against Lu in early rounds. [10] Gaël Monfils (FRA) vs. Joao Sousa (POR) H2H – Gael faces a tough opponent, but I like Gael’s chances. [5] Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs. Borna Coric (CRO) H2H – Berdych will likely have…

Masters Canada 2016: July 25th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Borna Coric (CRO) vs. Ivan Dodig (CRO) H2H – This could be a great match.  I think Coric wins, but Dodig should not be underestimated. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs. Yuichi Sugita (JPN) H2H – Grigor has to eventually win a match in which he is the favorite right? [9] John Isner (USA) vs. Dudi…

Wimbledon 2016: Day 6 Gentlemen’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Andy Murray (GBR) v John Millman (AUS) – Murray should win this match. [6] Milos Raonic (CAN) v [27] Jack Sock (USA) – I like Milos to win this match, but I think Sock has played quite well. [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) v [28] Sam Querrey (USA) To finish 6-7(6),…

Wimbledon 2016: Day 5 Gentlemen’s Singles Predictions

Dreddy vs. Kyrgios could be unreal Predicted Winners in BOLD – This is a Great Slate of Matches for Day 5 JMdP -“Hey, you know I’m not in the big 4, but I have a major title.” SW – “Well, I’ve got two.” (PR) Juan Martin del Potro VS (4) Stan Wawrinka – If JMDP were a little more…

Wimbledon 2016: Day 3 Gentlemen’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) v Adrian Mannarino (FRA) – I like Novak to advance in this match. [3] Roger Federer (SUI) v [Q] Marcus Willis (GBR) – Roger will be the bad guy, but he should win. [16] Gilles Simon (FRA) v Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) – Grigor needs a win here…

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…