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…

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…