French Open 2017: Men’s Championship Prediction – Nadal vs. Wawrinka

Rafael Nadal vs. Stan Wawrinka Rafael Nadal is 9-0 in Roland Garros championship matches.  Stan Wawrinka is 3-0 in major finals.  Who wins?  Who keeps his streak?  I think there is a clear on paper favorite.  However, I think this match is much closer than what the paper says.  Rafael Nadal is the most dominant…

French Open 2017: Andy Murray vs. Stan Wawrinka Prediction

They meet again in the same spot.  Will the result be the same?     Andy Murray (GBR) [1] vs. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [3] This is a hard match to predict.  The world #1 is playing his best clay court tennis since Roland Garros 2016.  Stan Wawrinka is the 2015 champion and seems to be in one…

French Open 2017: Men’s Quarterfinal Predictions

Philippe-Chatrier Court (11 a.m. start) [4] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs [20] Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) – This is a lot like Rafa’s last match.  Rafa should win against a gritty player from Spain.  Nadal is the Clay GOAT and is in excellent form in 2017, but I have to also think he is in the heads of…

French Open 2017: June 5th Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Andy Murray (GBR) [1] vs. Karen Khachanov (RUS) – Murray should win, but I think he’d prefer to be playing Isner. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [3] vs. Gael Monfils (FRA) [15] – Match of the Day in my view Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs. Kei Nishikori (JPN) [8] – If Nishikori can’t stay on top of the baseline and…

French Open 2017: June 1st Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Court Philippe-Chatrier (11 a.m. start) [3] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) – Something tells me this might be complicated at some point, but I think Stan Wawrinka finds a way to winning 3 sets even if it takes him 4 or 5 sets to do it. [15] Gaël Monfils (FRA)…

French Open 2017: May 30th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Philippe-Chatrier Court (11 a.m. start) Alexander Zverev (GER) vs. Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 46 63 – to be completed – Sticking to my original pick. [1] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) – The weight of the number one ranking has been heavy for Andy Murray. [12] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs. Renzo Olivo (ARG) Suzanne-Lenglen…

Masters Miami 2017: March 28th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Order of play Stadium (11 a.m. start) [2] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. Federico Delbonis (ARG) H2H – Kei is likely to return well enough to win this match in a fairly straightforward manner. [5] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Nicolas Mahut (FRA) H2H – Mahut doesn’t have enough weapons to…

Masters Miami 2017: March 25th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD I would help you try to win Miami, but I think given 2006 that I deserve some paid leave due to already helping out Saturday, March 25, 2017 Order of play Stadium (11 a.m. start) [1] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. Horacio Zeballos (ARG) H2H – Stan’s stint as the #1 seed…

Indian Wells 2017: Wawrinka vs. Federer Championship Prediction

Stan Wawrinka vs. Roger Federer The past two major winners on the men’s side of tennis will clash in the Indian Wells final.  This is a match that has to please the tournament organizers.  Stan Wawrinka made it through Murray’s half of the draw with some close matches but not having to face the #1…

Indian Wells 2017: Men’s Semifinal Predictions

Swiss Army Final? Probably, but Does it Come w/ a Can Opener and Cork Screw? [3] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. [21] Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) I am more confident of Stan Wawrinka advancing than Roger Federer reaching the final.  I think Wawrinka’s power baseline game and bluntly impactful serve leave Pablo Carreno Busta one path…

Indian Wells 2017: March 16th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [21] Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) vs. [27] Pablo Cuevas (URU) H2H –  Cuevas is riding high at the moment.  I think this is a manageable upset on paper and based upon recent from it is not an upset at all.   [3] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. [8] Dominic Thiem (AUT) – The one-handed…