I am not Putting Much Stock in Djokovic’s Recent Tournaments

Until next time, @DjokerNole 👏#RolexMCMasters pic.twitter.com/tsmGNHACwT — ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) April 19, 2019 Did Novak Djokovic win the 2018 World Tour Finals or his tune-up for the Australian Open? Djokovic’s drive toward Nole Slam 2.0 may or may not reach its destination, but I do not think he is worried about anything but his form…

Tennis Twitter – Great Photos from Monte Carlo 2019

Novak #Djokovic leads 5-3 in the 3rd. Some days are a real battle. Today is one of those days… 🗡🛡 #RolexMCMasters pic.twitter.com/zFYllGUZSO — Craig O'Shannessy (@BrainGameTennis) April 16, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Rafael #Nadal 5-0 v Bautista Agut at #RolexMCMasters The King of the run-around forehand has caught fire 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/56UiprlVCl — Craig O'Shannessy (@BrainGameTennis) April 17,…

Tennis Power Ranking 2017 #4: Nadal as the Count of Monte-Carlo

Nadal Needed No Escapes in Monte-Carlo Roger Federer – Roger stays at #1 for now, but his minimalist approach to clay in 2017 will likely not leave him at #1 beyond Madrid or Rome depending on who wins those events.   Rafael Nadal – Rafa holding 10 Monte-Carlo titles is insane.  It will take a clay court…

Monte-Carlo 2017: Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD COURT RAINIER III (11:30 a.m. start) [11] Lucas Pouille (FRA) vs. [15] Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) H2H – This is the undercard match, but the winner will have 600 points in the bank and a shot at 1000 on Sunday.  I like Pouille’s game and talent a lot.  Albert Ramos-Vinolas backed up his…

Monte Carlo 2017: Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [5] Marin Cilic (CRO) vs. [15] Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) H2H – Cilic is having his first good event since Acapulco.  Ramos-Vinolas just upset the world #1 and is due for a letdown.  I think Cilic wins in a fairly straightforward manner. [11] Lucas Pouille (FRA) vs. [16] Pablo Cuevas (URU) H2H –…

Monte Carlo 2017: April 20th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD COURT RAINIER III (11 a.m. start) [1] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. [15] Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) H2H – Andy Murray had some clay breakthroughs last year.  Can he break all the way through in 2017? [3] Stan Wawrinka(SUI) vs. [16] Pablo Cuevas (URU) H2H – If one of the top 4 seeds is going…

Monte Carlo 2017: April 19th Predictions

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Andy Murray is upbeat about his chances at the <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/MonteCarloMasters?src=hash”>#MonteCarloMasters</a&gt; as he returns to action following a month out. <a href=”https://t.co/H3JiFhPBzw”>https://t.co/H3JiFhPBzw</a&gt; <a href=”https://t.co/5ThnJz6FCe”>pic.twitter.com/5ThnJz6FCe</a></p>&mdash; Tie Break Tens (@tiebreaktens) <a href=”https://twitter.com/tiebreaktens/status/854328206140329984″>April 18, 2017</a></blockquote> //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Predicted Winners in BOLD COURT RAINIER III (11 a.m. start) [3] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. Jiri Vesely (CZE)…

Monte Carlo 2017: April 18th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD COURT RAINIER III (11 a.m. start) [11] Lucas Pouille (FRA) vs. Ryan Harrison (USA) H2H – The surface likely favors Pouille even if his 2017 has not been sparkling to this point. [7] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs. [Q] Adrian Mannarino (FRA) H2H – Tsonga has had some big wins in 2017. [2] Novak…

Monte Carlo 2016: Nadal vs. Monfils Championship Prediction

Rafael Nadal vs. Gael Monfils Gael Monfils was not the expected finalist, but his play at Masters Miami was excellent so he is in a nice spot in terms of playing strong tennis on two different surfaces.  Monfils also made a quarterfinal appearance in Melbourne and was a runner-up in Rotterdam earlier this year.  Monfils…

Monte Carlo 2016: April 11th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Alexander Zverev (GER) vs. [WC] Andrey Rublev (RUS) H2H – This should be fun, but Zverev is very solid. [13] Gael Monfils (FRA) vs. Gilles Muller (LUX) H2H – Again this should be fun, but Gael should win if he plays along the lines of how he played in Miami. [9] Richard Gasquet…