Twitter Highlights from 1-4-2019

Who says tennis is easy on the body? The force on the outside of RBA’s right foot and leg… Leg is nearly straight & outside of his heel is taking on absurd amounts of force. Low centre of gravity so important. Reminder of how brutal tennis is on joints. Which other sports have movements like…

St. Petersburg 2017: Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [8] Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) vs Damir Dzumhur (BIH) – This should be a fun match, but I think the seeded player advances in 2 close sets. [1] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) vs [3] Fabio Fognini (ITA) – This is a tough match to call. Roberto Bautista Agut is the more steady player and dogged competitor.  Fabio Fognini is the better…

Shanghai 2016: ATP Championship Prediction

Andy Murray vs. Roberto Bautista Agut Roberto Bautista Agut has had a great week piling up quality wins and culminating in a semifinal win over world #1 Novak Djokovic.  Or was that the culmination?  Could he possibly beat world #2 Andy Murray and take home a Masters 1000 shield?  He could, but my educated guess…

US Open 2016: September 2nd Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB)  vs. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) – Youzhny is a good opponent for Novak as I don’t think he can overpower an injured Novak.  Also, Youzhny’s great variety is neutralized a bit by Novak’s speed and anticipation. [4] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) – Rafa seems closer to his…

US Open 2016: August 29th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [4] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Denis Istomin (UZB) – I could see Istomin push this to 4 sets, but Rafa likely wins in 3 or 4 sets. Could this happen again? [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Jerzy Janowicz (POL) – Jerzy looked so promising in 2012 and 2013. [7] Marin Cilic (CRO)…

Cincinnati 2016: August 16th ATP Predictions

Steve Johnson’s medal got a few scuffs en route to Cincy. Why? Find out on the live blog –> https://t.co/NFPyALaPVC pic.twitter.com/FUcdqeyCRN — Blair Henley (@BlairHenley) August 15, 2016 Predicted Winners in BOLD (WC) Taylor Fritz VS (Q) Mikhail Youzhny – This is an interesting match of two players at opposite ends of their careers.  I…

Rio Olympic Tennis: Men’s Quarterfinal Predictions

The Elite Eight is Here! Predicted Winners in BOLD (3) Rafael Nadal VS Thomaz Bellucci – While we’ve been treated to any number of “Baby Fed”/”Next Federer” labels being applied to players over the years, that has not really happened with Rafa.  Bellucci is a lefty who might have been stuck with a silly moniker of that nature…

Rio Olympic Tennis: August 10th Men’s Singles Predictions

Croatia’s @cilic_marin overcame Radu Albot 63 64 on Court 7 earlier today, he plays Monfils next #Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/iP5wCCSRZI — ITF Olympic Tennis (@OlympicsTennis) August 8, 2016 Predicted Winners in BOLD (3) Rafael Nadal VS (15) Gilles Simon – I think Simon could perhaps win, but Rafa seems quite inspired in Rio.  I think Rafa wins…

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 7th Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Dustin Brown VS Thomaz Bellucci – I think the home court edge will be big in this match. Also, the slow surface hurts Dreddy’s attacking style. Viktor Troicki VS (2) Andy Murray – Andy can beat this Serbian player in Rio.  Can he beat the other? (1) Novak Djokovic VS Juan Martin del Potro – A 2012 bronze medal…