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)…

Masters Canada 2016: July 28th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [3] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. Rajeev Ram (USA) H2H – Ram could win, but he is certainly not the favorite. [2] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. [16] Jack Sock (USA) H2H – Stan should win, but typically his Masters 1000 results are pretty scattered so a Sock win should not be discounted. [4] Milos…

Masters Canada 2016: July 27th ATP Predictions

Djokovic is Holding Court Again Predicted Winners in BOLD [3] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. [Q] Dennis Novikov (USA) H2H – Kei should win if he is healthy. [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Gilles Muller (LUX) H2H – Some questions are floating around regarding Novak’s right shoulder and/or elbow.  If he is hampered when serving, this match could…

Masters Canada 2016: July 25th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Borna Coric (CRO) vs. Ivan Dodig (CRO) H2H – This could be a great match.  I think Coric wins, but Dodig should not be underestimated. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs. Yuichi Sugita (JPN) H2H – Grigor has to eventually win a match in which he is the favorite right? [9] John Isner (USA) vs. Dudi…

Washington, DC 2016: July 20th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Alexander Zverev VS Taylor Fritz – Future Shock? Zverev seems a bit further along, but Fritz might be boosted by the DC fans. Yen-Hsun Lu VS (2) Gael Monfils – Monfils holds a 2-0 head-to-head lead, but they have not met since January 2013.  I think Lu pulls the upset if solely because Monfils has been…

Washington, DC 2016: July 19th ATP Predictions

Practice makes perfect? Predicted Winners in BOLD Donald Young (USA) vs. [Q] Ernesto Escobedo (USA) H2H – I think Young should win this match, but the qualifier should be match tough. [12] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs. Daniel Evans (GBR) – Dimitrov has become quite hard to predict in matches such as this.  I think Dimitrov wins,…