Japan Open 2016: Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Tokyo’s draw seemed softer than Beijing’s at the outset, but I am not sure that the quality of the final four at each ATP 500 level event is terribly different. (5) David Goffin VS (4) Marin Cilic – Cilic played well at Queen’s Club, Wimbledon, the Rio games, and Cincinnati.  His mystifyingly poor US Open…

US Open 2016: September 3rd Men’s Predictions

Arthur Ashe Stadium (11 a.m. start) Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) vs. Andy Murray (GBR) [2] – I like Murray in this match for a lot of reasons. Nick Kyrgios (AUS)[14] vs. Illya Marchenko (UKR) – Can the conqueror of Atlanta with nuclear power harness his gifts to win this match?  I am leaning toward yes, but Kyrgios…

US Open 2016: September 1st Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs Marcel Granollers (ESP) – Granollers is a tough competitor who could trouble murray under certain circumstances.  Murray seems to be in some of the best form of his career, and the Scot has tended to play quite well in New York. That all spells trouble for…

Cincinnati 2016: August 15th ATP Predictions

Again this appears to be a partial list given that court 9 is missing from the schedule Predicted Winners in BOLD (PR) Julien Benneteau VS (10) David Ferrer – I think Ferrer is the favorite, but I wonder if Ferrer is running out of steam. Pablo Cuevas VS Sam Querrey – I am not 100%…

Atlanta 2016: Nick Kyrgios vs. John Isner Championship Prediction

Nick Kyrgios vs. John Isner This match is interesting on several levels.  Isner skipped the olympic games to in part seek his 4th Atlanta title.  Nick Kyrgios’ troubles with Tennis Australia left him out of the 2016 olympic games.  Each man has a massive service game.  Isner’s consistency has never been questioned, but his game…

Atlanta 2016: Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Yoshihito Nishioka VS (2) Nick Kyrgios – Kyrgios being left out of the olympic games more than likely put him into the Atlanta draw.  Kyrgios has a great chance to reach an ATP final and purge some of the negativity that came from his Wimbledon and Toronto exits. John Isner VS (WC) Reilly Opelka – 2.09…

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: Gentlemen’s Singles Round of 16 Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD This tournament will be shaken up in the round of 16 and settle into some sort of pattern when the quarterfinal round emerges. [3] Roger Federer (SUI) v Steve Johnson (USA) – Johnson could win this match.  Federer however has to be happy with his path to the final 8. [2] Andy…

Wimbledon 2016: Day 7 Middle Sunday Gentlemen’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [10] Tomas Berdych (CZE)  v [24] Alexander Zverev (GER) – I feel like it is now or never for Berdych who first made himself known on tour in 2004 by beating Roger Federer at the olympic games.  With Djokovic out, could Berdych win a lifetime achievement type of Wimbledon title?  Sure,…