Rio Olympic Tennis: August 8th Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD I will have something up regarding the state of the men’s draw as I think that topic deserves its own post. Juan Martin del Potro VS Joao Sousa – JMDP pulled a massive upset that opens many doors for possible medalists in the top half of the draw.  JMDP should win this match,…

Rio Olympic Tennis: August 6 Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Albert Ramos-Vinolas VS (4) Kei Nishikori – Kei should win, but his deep run in Canada may make an adjustment to Rio a bit slower than some other players’ process of adaptation. Malek Jaziri VS (5) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga – I like Tsonga so long as he is feeling healthy. (6) Gael Monfils VS Vasek Pospisil – Pospisil has a canon serve…

Wimbledon 2016: Day 1 Gentlemen’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB)  vs [WC] James Ward (GBR) – I like Novak here. Last match first match [3] Roger Federer (SUI) vs Guido Pella (ARG) – Roger should advance. [5] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs Sam Groth (AUS) – This is no easy match for Kei, but I think he eventually…

Halle 2016: Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Alexander Zverev (GER) vs. Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) H2H – A veteran making a late surge versus a young talent makes for an interesting match-up.  I like Zverev if solely because Baghdatis has dodged a few close calls to get to this point. [1] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [5] David Goffin (BEL) H2H –…

Halle 2016: June 16th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [8] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) vs. Ivo Karlovic (CRO) H2H – This is a classic puncher vs. boxer match.  Kohlschreiber has more variety and a more sound skill set than Ivo.  However, Ivo is going to hold serve almost every game he serves so the big man will be in the mix to…

Halle 2016: June 15th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [8] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) vs. Marcel Granollers (ESP) H2H – On clay, I’d take the Spaniard.  On a hard court, I think this is a 50-50 match.  On grass, I am taking Kohlschreiber. [2] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. [PR] Florian Mayer (GER)  H2H – Mayer can win this match, and my hunch is…

Mercedes Cup 2016: Thiem vs. Kohlschreiber Championship Prediction

[3] Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs. [7] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) H2H Kohlschreiber has had some career success on grass and holds a 2-0 head-to-head lead over Dominic Thiem.  Both of their career matches were on clay, and Thiem made big improvements from the first match to the second.  On paper, everything seems to favor Kohlschreiber.  Dominic…

Mercedes Cup 2016: Kohlschreiber vs. Del Potro Semifinal Prediction

Semifinal Prediction: [WC] Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) vs. [7] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) Philipp Kohlschreiber has reached the Halle final twice on grass claiming one title.  Juan Martin del Potro won a bronze medal at the 2012 olympic games and reached the 2013 Wimbledon semifinal.  Both players have had good results on grass, but I’d…

Mercedes Cup 2016: ATP Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD For a 250 Level Event, this Final 8 is Quite Strong [3] Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) H2H – Part of me wants to pick Youzhny based on surface experience and Thiem’s big swings not being ideal for grass. Still, Thiem is the percentage pick to win. [1] Roger Federer…

Mercedes Cup 2016: June 8th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [WC] Michael Berrer (GER) vs. [Q] Florian Mayer (GER) H2H – Mayer’s match play in the qualifying rounds gives him an edge in my mind. [7] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) vs. Denis Kudla (USA)  H2H – Kudla is a fighter who plays his best tennis on grass.  However, Kohlschreiber in Germany is a tough…