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…

Shanghai 2016: October 13th ATP Predictions

Is Jo-Wilfried #Tsonga in danger of becoming Alexander #Zverev‘s latest scalp in Shanghai on Thursday?https://t.co/W5nScfEK9D pic.twitter.com/MaadFqVEdW — Live Tennis (@livetennis) October 12, 2016 Predicted Winners in BOLD [9] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs. Alexander Zverev (GER) – Tsonga tends to play quite well in this portion of the season.  His experience will likely be the difference….

Shanghai 2016: October 12th ATP Predictions

Finally Grigor beats Rafa! Makes me really happy ! Rafael Nadal vs Grigor Dimitrov 2016 Beijing China Open QF https://t.co/Og3fDzCnVf — Vall (@Val_Lyubomirova) October 7, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Predicted Winners in BOLD Stadium (1 p.m. start) [3] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. [Q] Kyle Edmund (GBR) H2H – I like Stan to win this match, but not nearly…

St. Petersburg 2016: Wawrinka vs. Zverev Championship Prediction

Stan Wawrinka vs. Alexander Zverev Zverev is a young player with a lot of power and snap in his lanky frame.  Stan Wawrinka is coming off of his 3rd major title and seeks his 5th tournament win of 2016.  If Stan takes care of his service games, my guess is the pressure will shift to…

How Stan Wawrinka Thrives in an Era of Oligopoly

Stan Wawrinka’s career haul is pretty impressive In 2008, Stan partnered with Roger Federer and won a gold medal in men’s doubles In 2013, Stan pushed Novak Djokovic to 5 sets at both the Australian quarterfinal and US Open semifinal, after beating defending champion Andy Murray at the US Open In 2014, he won the…

Tennis Power Ranking 2016: Stan Takes New York

10th Tennis Power Ranking of 2016 Novak Djokovic – Novak has not had the post Roland Garros victory lap he may have hoped for, but a title in Toronto and runner-up finish in New York keep him comfortably on top. Andy Murray – Murray followed up his strong Rio and solid Cincinnati events with an…

US Open 2016: Novak Djokovic vs. Stan Wawrinka Championship Prediction

Novak Djokovic vs. Stan Wawrinka For the second straight day, I have been slow to post a championship prediction because I can’t come to a clear sense of what I think will happen.  Novak Djokovic is the favorite on paper, but we know that Stan Wawrinka’s 2 major titles included wins over Djokovic.  They have…

US Open 2016: Wawrinka vs. Nishikori Semifinal Prediction

This was a great clash – we can hope for more of the same today Kei Nishikori vs. Stan Wawrinka These two have staged some battles in Grand Slam events.  Kei won a 2014 tilt at the US Open that Wawrinka avenged at the 2015 Australian Open.  Nishikori also beat Wawrinka in Cincinnati quite recently….

US Open 2016: September 7th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD This was their most competitive recent match [2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs [6] Kei Nishikori (JPN) – First, these two players seem to drive the most traffic of anyone on either tour to my site.   My guess is that they have passionate fanbases.  The head-to-head news is not good for Nishikori.  Murray has won…