Amoeba Tennis Arrives in 2021

My first sporting love was basketball and more specifically NCAA basketball during the 1980s. Tennis came on the scene as a love after Boris Becker won Wimbledon in 1985, but the 1983 NCAA elite 8 game between the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville cemented my obsession/love of college basketball. The University of…

US Open 2021: Women’s Singles Semifinal Predictions

I picked 4 of the top 5 seeds to reach the men’s singles semifinal. That was not terribly risky, but I think chalk will fill at least 3 of the men’s semifinal slots. On the women’s side, I am far from sure how things will unfold. I think Kerber and Pliskova’s play at Wimbledon mean…

Predicting the 2021 US Open Men’s Semifinalists

BONUS – First Round Matches of Note Andy Murray vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas – If this were later in the event, even the 2nd round, I would lean heavily toward Tsitsipas. I think Stefanos advances, but playing the 2012 champion and 2008 runner-up in the first round is a nightmare first round draw. Murray has also…

US Open 2020: Men’s Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD 20 P. Carreño Busta v. 5 A. Zverev – Zverev should win this match on a lot of fronts, but I do not doubt PCB’s intensity, fitness, or willingness to fight.  If PCB has a big comparative advantage in unforced errors, Zverev will need to either serve exceptionally exceptionally well to…

US Open 2020: Women’s Semifinal Predictions

  Predicted Winners in BOLD N. Osaka (4)J. Brady (28) – Jennifer Brady has played outstanding tennis since the start of the Lexington Event (My Old Kentucky Home!).  Still, Naomi Osaka possesses a unique blend of great defensive tennis, an ability to dictate play, and an ability to shift from defending to dictating after one…