Australian Open 2021: Day 9 Men’s Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Grigor Dimitrov (18) vs Aslan Karatsev – Dimitrov has a good path to another major semifinal. I am not sure he can go further than that at this event, but he is probably the 5th most likely player to win the event among the 8 remaining. 3 of the bigger obstacles…

Australian Open 2021: Day 7 Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Rod Laver Arena   [3] Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs. [18] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) – This should be an outstanding match. I think Thiem is younger, moves better, and has the better forehand of the two.  I expect a 3 to 4 set win for Thiem, but Dimitrov has a shot at the upset. [1] Novak Djokovic…

Australian Open 2021: Day 5 Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Rod Laver Arena (11 a.m. start) [6] Alexander Zverev (GER) vs. [32] Adrian Mannarino (FRA) – This probably won’t happen, but my gut feeling says upset.[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. [27] Taylor Fritz (USA) – Fritz has had a nice event. Novak will advance. Margaret Court Arena [15] Pablo Carreño Busta (ESP) vs. [18] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) – PCB would benefit…

Australian Open 2021: February 10th Men’s Predictions

Predicted winners in BOLD Rod Laver Arena (11 a.m. start) [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Frances Tiafoe (USA) – Tiafoe could push a set to a tiebreak. That means this could go 4, but Novak should win with little reason for concern.[6] Alexander Zverev (GER) vs. [Q] Maxime Cressy (USA)  Margaret Court Arena (Both seeded one-handers should advance)…

Australian Open 2021: February 7th Key Match Predictions

ROD LAVER ARENA Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) v 3-Naomi Osaka (Japan) – This is not the easiest 1st round match, but Osaka should advance in 2 sets. Laura Siegemund (Germany) v 10-Serena Williams (U.S.) – Serena should win, but again this is not as easy as it might have been. 3-Dominic Thiem (Austria) v Mikhail Kukushkin…

Australian Open 2021: Final Four Predictions

Women’s Singles Final Four #1 Ash Barty vs. #20 Maria Sakkari & #3 Naomi Osaka vs. #10 Serena Williams I have a sneaky feeling that Sakkari will take home the big trophy. Men’s Singles Final Four #1 Novak Djokovic vs. #3 Dominic Thiem & #4 Daniil Medvedev vs. #5 Stefanos Tsitsipas* I like Medvedev if…

Novak Djokovic will Finish a Record Tying 6th Year Ranked #1*

Tennis records have been equalled and falling quite a bit since Pete Sampras won his the record tying 12th major at Wimbledon 1999. Novak Djokovic just equaled Pete Sampras’ record of finishing 6 years ranked #1. Jimmy Connors finished 5 consecutive years at #1, and Pete Sampras bested that by finishing 6 consecutive years ranked…