Queen’s Club 2016: June 13th Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [4] Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs. Steve Johnson (USA) – Steve Johnson certainly could win this match, but I think Gasquet’s career has gone from frighteningly inconsistent to pretty consistent over the past 2 or 3 years. Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) vs. [WC] Daniel Evans (GBR) – I think the veteran nabs a…

Tennis Power Ranking 2016: Novak Djokovic’s Hegemony

The 7th Tennis Power Ranking of 2016 Novak Djokovic – The world #1 just claimed his 4th consecutive major title!  His hold on the top spot is unquestioned.  There is a pretty big barrier between Novak and the field.   Andy Murray – Murray won Rome and was runner-up at both Roland Garros and Madrid.  He is…

French Open 2016: June 1st Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD I love this scene in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (also I’m never gonna stop the rain by complaining) [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs [14] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) – To Finish 3-6 6-4 4-1 – Novak should gut this one out in 4 sets. [2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs [9]…

French Open 2016: May 29th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [3] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs [22] Viktor Troicki (SRB) – Stan is on a winning streak of a sort, but I am not even sure how Troicki is here.  I keep picking against him so his camp should be glad to see I again have little faith in this Serbian player….

French Open 2016: May 27th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [9] Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs [17] Nick Kyrgios (AUS) – Gasquet humbled Kyrgios at Wimbledon last year.  Has Nick grown?  We shall see.  My head says Gasquet, and my gut says Kyrgios.  Given my physique my gut wins. [3] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs [30] Jérémy Chardy (FRA) – Stan is on…

French Open 2016: May 23rd Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD For predictions regarding matches in progress, see this earlier post. Lukas Rosol (CZE) vs. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [3] – Stan is the defending champion and has some momentum from winning Geneva.  Still, this is no easy first round match for a player who looked shaky on clay prior to Geneva. Radek Stepanek (CZE) vs….

Rome 2016: May 12th ATP Predictions

[3] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [13] Dominic Thiem (AUT) H2H – I like Roger Federer so long as his health holds up. [5] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs Nick Kyrgios (AUS) – On clay, I like Rafa, but if Kyrgios beats Rafa it would be quite interesting on many levels. [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Thomaz Bellucci…

Masters Rome 2016: May 11th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [3] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. Alexander Zverev (GER) H2H – If Federer is healthy, I like him to advance in a tough match. [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. [Q] Stéphane Robert(FRA)  H2H – Robert got through qualifying and one round, but he is done. [5] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) H2H – Kohlschreiber…

Madrid 2016: May 3rd ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [5] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) H2H  – This match could have some fun points and games, but Rafa should win in straight sets. [2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. [Q] Radek Stepanek (CZE) – Mercifully, the Worm will likely be gone. [15] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) vs. [Q] Santiago Giraldo (COL)…

Madrid 2016: May 2nd ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs. Leonardo Mayer (ARG) H2H – Should be a fun 50-50 type match. If Mayer is returning well, my pick will look silly. [9] David Ferrer (ESP) vs. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) H2H – GGL in an upset.  Ferrer may come to life this week, but 2016 has not been his…