January 5th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Qatar [3] Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs. Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) H2H – Berdych has been a model of consistency despite not challenging the top tier all that often. [4] David Ferrer (ESP) vs. llya Marchenko(UKR)  H2H – I like Ferrer here. [2] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) H2H – Uncle Toni is predicting…

US Open 2015: August 31st Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD in What Should be an Awesome Day of Tennis for the Fans Great photos of @DjokerNole and @cilic_marin by Melchior DiGiacomo for @Tennis_Now celebrating his 45th @usopen pic.twitter.com/rF4sYYFKjq — Novak Fan Club (@NovakFanClub) August 30, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] vs. Joao Souza (BRA) – This is not the easiest first round…

French Open 2015: May 29th Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Both Fed and Cuevas are Drawing Confidence from Istanbul Damir Dzumhur (BIH) vs. Roger Federer (SUI) [2] – This match is pitting the most known player vs. one of the most unknown players remaining in the draw.  A pro-level opponent swinging freely with nothing to lose can be dangerous, but Federer has been…

Barcelona 2015: Championship Prediction – Nishikori vs. Andujar

Pablo Andujar vs. Kei Nishikori This is not the final anyone was expecting.  Kei Nishikori is the #1 seed and defending champion so he was supposed to be here.  Pablo Andujar is not the Spaniard most of us expected (Rafael Nadal) or the Spaniard many of us expected (David Ferrer).  Does Andujar have a chance?…

Barcelona 2015: Semifinal Predictions

Who doesn’t love Spanish guitar? Predicted Winners in BOLD I thought Rafa would be in the final 4, but this is a nice slate of matches. [1] Kei Nishikori (JPN) v [14] Martin Klizan (SVK) – Kei is handling the pressure of defending 500 points pretty well.  Klizan will need to push Nishikori backwards to…

Does Andujar’s Close Call Mean Something?

Pablo Andujar pushed Rafael Nadal to the limit in last week’s semifinal match in Rio. Andujar is not the young clay-court player I keep expecting to break onto the scene and make matches wars of attrition.  He is actually older than Rafael Nadal.  Still, It is a big deal for a baseline player to have…

US Open 2013: Day 4 Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Second Round Roger Federer (7) vs. Carlos Berlocq – Federer should win, but we can all hope for an entertaining match. Berlocq has delivered memories in New York Dmitry Tursunov (32) vs. Guillaume Rufin – I like Tursunov a lot, but I don’t think he’s going deep for some reason. Milos Raonic (10) vs. Pablo Andujar – The semifinalist from…

US Open Draw Analysis

I.  Djokovic’s Quarter: Novak Djokovic has a reasonable path to the quarterfinal round.  He could face some resistance in the 3rd round from Grigor Dimitrov and his first round match is not easy, but this is a good draw for Nole to add confidence during the first week of the event.  2009 US Open champion Juan…

Masters Madrid Semifinal Predictions May 11, 2013

Predicted Winners in BOLD Semifinals 5 Rafael Nadal vs. Pablo Andujar – If Andujar is ever going to win against Rafa, this is his chance.  Nadal played 2 tough sets and a 3rd set versus Ferrer.  Nadal is also seemingly a little rusty.  The altitude in Madrid has never been to Rafa’s liking.  Still, I…

Tennis Predictions for 5-5-2012 Munich, Estoril and Serbia

Happy Cinco de Mayo, (Kentucky) Derby Day and Free Comic Book Day to All of my Readers! Predicted Winners in BOLD Munich, Germany Feliciano Lopez vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber – On clay, I will take the Kohlschreiber to win. Tommy Haas vs. Marin Cilic – I think Haas continues his impressive run. Estoril, Portugal Juan Martin…