Miami Open 2021: Andreescu vs. Barty Championship Prediction

I am firmly of the opinion that Naomi Osaka is the number 1 player in the world regardless of what the WTA computer says. Her title runs at the 2020 US Open and 2021 Australian Open are both more recent than Ash Barty’s 2019 French Open title or Bianca Andreescu’s 2019 US Open title for…

Australian Open 2021: Naomi Osaka vs. Jennifer Brady Championship Prediction

Naomi Osaka’s career trajectory is quite promising. She is in her 4th major final since Sept. 2018. Even if Osaka loses this match, these results project out to many major finals and titles. Jennifer Brady won the Top Seed Open in Lexington, KY last summer (shameless Kentucky plug from “Kentucky” Dan Martin). She also reached…

Australian Open 2021: Day 10 Women’s Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Ash Barty (1) vs Karolina Muchova (25) – As of now, I think Barty is headed to the final, but the semifinal will be harder than her quarterfinal round. Jennifer Brady (22) vs Jessica Pegula – Brady won Lexington in 2020 so I am maybe trying to avoid being too jingoistic…

Australian Open 2021: Day 9 Men’s Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Grigor Dimitrov (18) vs Aslan Karatsev – Dimitrov has a good path to another major semifinal. I am not sure he can go further than that at this event, but he is probably the 5th most likely player to win the event among the 8 remaining. 3 of the bigger obstacles…

Australian Open 2021: Day 9 Women’s Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Hsieh Su-Wei vs Naomi Osaka (3) – I have gotten so many of Hsieh Su-Wei’s matches wrong over the years that this is probably a good omen for her. Still, Osaka is to my mind the best in the world because she attacks as well as power players and defends as…