US Open 2020: September 6th Women’s Singles Predictions

Arthur Ashe Stadium (Noon start) [8] Petra Martic (CRO) vs. [23] Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) – Maybe a small upset … [4] Naomi Osaka (JPN) vs. [14] Anett Kontaveit (EST) (late night) – Osaka seems likely to reach the final. Louis Armstrong Stadium (11 a.m.) [17] Angelique Kerber (GER) vs. [28] Jennifer Brady (USA) – Already underway, but I would have picked Kerber had I posted this…

US Open 2020: September 6th Men’s Singles Predictions

Arthur Ashe Stadium [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. [20] Pablo Carreño Busta (ESP)  – Novak in 3 or 4 sets seems really likely. [7] David Goffin (BEL) vs. [12] Denis Shapovalov (CAN) – I like Goffin here, but Denis could pull the minor upset. I think Goffin will rob his opponent of enough time to win in 4 or 5 sets….

US Open 2020: September 5th Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winner in BOLD Arthur Ashe Stadium (Noon start) [3] Serena Williams (USA) vs. [26] Sloane Stephens (USA) – This is really hard to pick and on paper I think Serena wins, but my gut says the COVID-19 break helped Sloane Stephens hit reset. [7] Madison Keys (USA) vs Alizé Cornet (FRA) – Cornet is one of the most difficult players…

US Open 2020: September 5th Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Arthur Ashe Stadium (Noon start) [3] Daniil Medvedev (RUS)  vs. [WC] J. J. Wolf (USA) – Medvedev is in great form to this point. Can he reach a second straight final? [2] Dominic Thiem (AUS) vs. [31] Marin Cilic (CRO) – I like Thiem to overcome the 2014 champion, but he cannot get too far behind the…

Venus Williams has Earned the Right to End Her Career on Her Terms

Former world #1 Venus Williams has won Wimbledon 5 times, the US Open twice, and holds 4 Gold Medals and One Silver Medal along with a slew of majors in doubles. She has been runner-up or better at every slam at least once. Her 1997 US Open runner-up finish took place early in Bill Clinton’s…

US Open 2020: September 1st Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD M. McDonald vs. 30 C. Ruud J. Sinner vs. 11 K. Khachanov – Not a great draw for the talented Sinner.  In a few years, these two may be locking horns in the final 8 or beyond in these draws. A. Kuznetsov vs. S. Querrey – Querrey could come through, but I…

US Open 2020: September 1st Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD 16 E. Mertens vs. L. Siegemund V. Tomova vs. 22 A. Anisimova N. Hibino vs. 10 G. Muguruza T. Pironkova vs. L. Samsonova Y. Bonaventure vs. 25 S. Zhang S. Cîrstea vs. C. McHale – Match of the Day?  Maybe.  Two of my favorite players squaring off in the 1st round…

US Open 2020: Men’s Singles Predictions for August 31st

Predicted Winners in BOLD Note these are snap judgment gut picks.  I have not and will not bet on tennis. Kevin Anderson VS (5) Alexander Zverev – An upset to start out? Why not? (1) Novak Djokovic VS Damir Dzumhur – (12) Denis Shapovalov VS (WC) Sebastian Korda – A fun youth clash that likely…

US Open 2020 August 31st Women’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Note – I do my picks quickly to see if my gut instinct is generally on target or not.  I have never bet on tennis.  I will never bet on tennis. ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM Play starts at 12 noon Karolina PLISKOVA (CZE) [1] v Anhelina KALININA (UKR) Evening session begins at…

US Open 2020 Women’s Singles Final Four Prediction

Top Half of the Draw: Angelique Kerber vs. Naomi Osaka Bottom Half of the Draw: Serena Williams vs. Victoria Azarenka Naomi Osaka d. Serena Williams to take her 3rd major title and 2nd US Open title in 3 years