Rio Olympic Tennis: August 6 Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Albert Ramos-Vinolas VS (4) Kei Nishikori – Kei should win, but his deep run in Canada may make an adjustment to Rio a bit slower than some other players’ process of adaptation. Malek Jaziri VS (5) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga – I like Tsonga so long as he is feeling healthy. (6) Gael Monfils VS Vasek Pospisil – Pospisil has a canon serve…

Masters Canada 2016: July 26th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Alexander Zverev (GER) vs. Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) H2H – I often am wrong when I pick against Lu in early rounds. [10] Gaël Monfils (FRA) vs. Joao Sousa (POR) H2H – Gael faces a tough opponent, but I like Gael’s chances. [5] Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs. Borna Coric (CRO) H2H – Berdych will likely have…

Washington, DC 2016: ATP Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [5] Steve Johnson (USA) vs [13] Ivo Karlovic (CRO) H2H – Johnson beating Isner should give him some good practice in terms of facing the areas of the surface box Ivo’s delivery’s can reach.  Karlovic attacks the net much more frequently than Isner, but I like Johnson to win this match with at…

Washington, DC 2016: ATP Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [6] Jack Sock (USA) vs. [13] Ivo Karlovic (CRO) H2H – Jack should win so long as he returns well and/or plays well in tiebreaks.  I am not sure that will happen.  Ivo just won a tournament and has the advantage of knowing exactly what his game plan is. [1] John Isner…

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,…

Wimbledon 2016: Gentlemen’s Singles Round of 16 Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD This tournament will be shaken up in the round of 16 and settle into some sort of pattern when the quarterfinal round emerges. [3] Roger Federer (SUI) v Steve Johnson (USA) – Johnson could win this match.  Federer however has to be happy with his path to the final 8. [2] Andy…

Wimbledon 2016: Day 6 Gentlemen’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [2] Andy Murray (GBR) v John Millman (AUS) – Murray should win this match. [6] Milos Raonic (CAN) v [27] Jack Sock (USA) – I like Milos to win this match, but I think Sock has played quite well. [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) v [28] Sam Querrey (USA) To finish 6-7(6),…

Wimbledon 2016: Day 5 Gentlemen’s Singles Predictions

Dreddy vs. Kyrgios could be unreal Predicted Winners in BOLD – This is a Great Slate of Matches for Day 5 JMdP -“Hey, you know I’m not in the big 4, but I have a major title.” SW – “Well, I’ve got two.” (PR) Juan Martin del Potro VS (4) Stan Wawrinka – If JMDP were a little more…

Wimbledon 2016: Day 3 Gentlemen’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) v Adrian Mannarino (FRA) – I like Novak to advance in this match. [3] Roger Federer (SUI) v [Q] Marcus Willis (GBR) – Roger will be the bad guy, but he should win. [16] Gilles Simon (FRA) v Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) – Grigor needs a win here…

Nottingham 2016: Championship Prediction

Steve Johnson vs (2) Pablo Cuevas 250 level ATP events can lead to some interesting results and this is no exception.  Pablo Cuevas is the #2 seed as 25th ranked player in the world.  Cuevas who stands just under 6′ tall is not the stereotypical grass court contender even in an age of slower grass courts. He has…