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…

Rome 2016: May 11th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [7] Roberta Vinci (ITA) vs. Johanna Konta (GBR) – This should be a close match. [5] Petra Kvitova (CZE) vs. Madison Keys (USA) – Petra is so hard to predict.  I have no idea as Keys could beat her, but on clay I like Petra a little more. [3] Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) vs….

Masters Rome 2016: May 10th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [6] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. Viktor Troicki (SRB) H2H – Kei has played well on clay as of late so based on his history he may lose here.  I, however, think he will be pretty steady in Rome. [9] David Ferrer (ESP) vs. [Q] Filippo Volandri (ITA) H2H – Ferrer doesn’t lose matches…

Rome 2016: May 10th WTA Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) vs. Jelena Jankovic (SRB) – I think JJ wins this match, but I’d prefer to be wrong. [1] Serena Williams (USA) vs. Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) – Serena will enter Paris as a bit of an enigma, but a strong showing in Rome may evaporate some of the mystery. Daria Gavrilova…

2015 Power Ranking: Rome – Novak Crosses the Rubicon

2015 Power Ranking #6: Novak Abolishes the Roman Republic Novak Djokovic – Novak looked a little out of sorts in his first 3 matches in Rome.  He then won four straight sets versus David Ferrer and Roger Federer to enter Paris with a ton of momentum.  Will he complete his career grand slam and win…

Rome 2015: Sharapova vs. Suarez Navarro – Championship Prediction

[3] Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs [10] Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) I think CSN has a chance.  As I keep mentioning, her one-handed backhand comes at a different angle when she hits topspin.  She also can slice more easily and effectively than most.  WTA players do not see a lot of one-handed backhands so this helps CSN….

Masters Rome 2015: ATP Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs [7] David Ferrer (ESP) H2H – Novak has a decided advantage heading into this match.  He has not dominated any opponents in Rome to this point.  Every match has seen Nole lose a set.  That makes me think Novak may be vulnerable especially if his focus is exclusively on…

Rome 2015: WTA Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Simona Halep (ROU) vs [10] Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) – Simona is playing quite well.  I think we are heading toward a French Open rematch.  CSN can force different angles on an opponent.  I still like Simona to hustle her way to a championship showdown. Sharapova won the always melodious match-up…

Masters Rome 2015: May 15th ATP Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD This Day Has it All: The Big 3, The Big Czech, Kei, Ferrer, The Swiss #2, and The Shire’s Davis Cup Hope [2] Roger Federer (SUI) vs [6] Tomas Berdych (CZE)  – I am tempted to take Berdych as he has been quite solid this clay court season while Federer has lost…