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…

French Open 2020: Tennis History on the Line in Djokovic vs. Nadal Final

5 Historical Achievements Novak Djokovic Will Have with a Win Djokovic is likely to tie Pete Sampras’ 6-years finished at #1, but a win here more than cements that Djokovic would complete his second Career Grand Slam Djokovic would be the only man to beat Rafael Nadal twice at Roland Garros Djokovic would claim an…

French Open 2020: Men’s Singles Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Novak Djokovic vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas – I think Tsitsipas has a chance. He will have to play close to his bes to win, but I think across 3 of 5 sets Djokovic’s return of serve, air tight baseline play, movement, and consistency will all act like gravity and ground Tsitsipas if…

French Open 2020: October 5th Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Court Philippe CHATRIER  [5] Stefanos TSITSIPAS (GRE) vs [18] Grigor DIMITROV (BUL) – The battle of the one-handed backhands will be interesting. Tsitsipas is playing excellent tennis. Dimitrov has a bit more heft in his game at this stage of each man’s career. Heft may be the key in heavy conditions. Still, I think…

US Open 2020: Men’s Singles Predictions for August 31st

Predicted Winners in BOLD Note these are snap judgment gut picks.  I have not and will not bet on tennis. Kevin Anderson VS (5) Alexander Zverev – An upset to start out? Why not? (1) Novak Djokovic VS Damir Dzumhur – (12) Denis Shapovalov VS (WC) Sebastian Korda – A fun youth clash that likely…

US Open 2020 Men’s Singles Final Four Prediction

Top Half of the Draw – Novak Djokovic vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas Bottom Half of the Draw – Andrey Rublev vs. Roberto Bautista Agut Djokovic vs. Rublev with a 4th US Open title going to Novak Djokovic

Australian Open 2020: All Hail King Novak VIII and Queen Sofia I

Five. Straight. Points! Kenin blasts three consecutive winners on break point and escapes her way out from 0-40 to hold for 3-2.#AO2020 | #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/gVsNdr6sjO — #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) February 1, 2020 NOTE from the Tennis Abides Legal Team*: Whatever fond memories I have of watching Sofia the First with my children when they were younger,…

Australian Open 2020: Thiem vs. Djokovic is Set as the Main Event

Backhand Blitz Thiem seizes the moment to break and erases a Zverev chance to claim the 3-1 edge in the third set.#AO2020 | #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/vfrr9Rtib8 — #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 31, 2020 Does Thiem have a Chance? Yes!  Dominic Thiem will pose the toughest match Novak Djokovic will face in his 7 matches in Melbourne.  Thiem…