Japan Open 2017: ATP Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [8] Diego Schwartzman (ARG) vs. Steve Johnson (USA) – The Moustached Wonder for the win. [4] David Goffin (BEL) vs. Richard Gasquet (FRA) – Goffin could win in consecutive weeks or Gasquet could grab some Davis Cup momentum. [1] Marin Cilic (CRO) vs. Ryan Harrison (USA) – The palindrome should advance,…

Japan Open 2017: October 5th ATP Predictions

Steve Johnson's moustache. pic.twitter.com/0EUA5RoAXw — Gemma (@gondolingirl) October 5, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Predicted Winners in BOLD Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) vs. Steve Johnson (USA) – Both men were raised around tennis, but their commitment to strategy is a bit different.  I’ll pick Johnson if solely for the moustache. Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs. Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) – I’ll take Gasquet…

US Open 2016: September 1st Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs Marcel Granollers (ESP) – Granollers is a tough competitor who could trouble murray under certain circumstances.  Murray seems to be in some of the best form of his career, and the Scot has tended to play quite well in New York. That all spells trouble for…

US Open 2016: August 30th Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [3] – This is a terrible first round draw for both players.  I think Stan wins, but this could easily go the other way. Lukas Rosol (CZE) vs. Andy Murray (GBR) [2] – Does everyone hate Lukas?  Murray seems to. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) vs. Sam Querrey (USA) [29] – Both…

Cincinnati 2016: ATP Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Steve Johnson VS Grigor Dimitrov – I am torn on this match.  Johnson won a bronze medal in doubles and pulled a huge upset over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to secure his spot as the top ranked US male in singles.  He is basking in good vibes. Grigor Dimitrov is playing his best tennis since…

Cincinnati 2016: August 18th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Grigor Dimitrov VS (2) Stan Wawrinka – Grigor appears to be playing much better than some of his earlier 2016 form.  Still, I think Stan wins the battle of one-handed backhands by serving bigger than Grigor and pushing him backward during rallies. Borna Coric VS (3) Rafael Nadal – Coric won a gut-check match last evening after…

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: The Value of Medals Won in Doubles

Rafa Nadal & Marc Lopez win their QF & reach the medal round. With mixed doubles, Nadal plays 3 matches tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/i586WQ9fiT — Cynthia Tanner (@CJSTanner) August 10, 2016 With most of today’s action wiped out by rain storms, I am going to take a moment to look at doubles.  It is a topic I…

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 9th Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD MONACO Juan vs. MURRAY Andy – Murray will be facing a tough fighter in Monaco, but Monaco doesn’t have enough firepower to really bother Murray. NADAL Rafael vs. SEPPI Andreas – I don’t think it will be as one-sided as Rafa’s first round match, but Rafa should win in straight sets. CUEVAS…