World Tour FInals 2015: Novak Djokovic vs. Kei Nishikori Prediction

Tennis has always had a special relationship with France – I know my readers share my concern for the citizens of France in this trying time Novak Djokovic vs. Kei Nishikori The surface is different in London, but I expect a similar result Kei Nishikori’s biggest career win was a four set victory over Novak…

A Rose by any other Name?

When I was first following tennis the season ended with a great event in Madison Square Garden called “The Masters.”  In 1990, players took over the tour and a new year-end event called “The ATP World Championships” was born.  However, the ITF was not happy about this and it launched a lucrative season ending event…

Is Tennis More Physical Than Ever?

Prologue: History in Flux A lot of record breaking events have come in tennis ever since Andre Agassi won his Career Grand Slam in 1999 and Pete Sampras won his then record 13th Grand Slam singles title in 2000.  Sampras of course took a 14th major in 2002.  Since then, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and…

World Tour Finals 2014 Championship Prediction: Djokovic vs. Federer

World #1 Novak Djokovic vs. World #2 Roger Federer Stanislas Wawrinka would have been a worthy finalist, but this match features the top two players in the world and the the two men who are undefeated in London this week.  Federer and Djokovic have each won a lot of titles this year.  Djokovic won Indian…

World Tour Finals 2014: Federer vs. Wawrinka Prediction

The Swiss Civil War: Roger Federer vs. Stanislas Wawrinka Next week, these two competitors will be teammates as Switzerland tries to win the Davis Cup title for the first time.  Today, they will face-off for a spot in the championship round of the World Tour Finals.  I think Wawrinka has a better chance to spring…

World Tour Finals 2014: Djokovic vs. Nishikori

Novak Djokovic vs. Kei Nishikori  These two players had a recent duel in Paris.  Novak took that match and reversed the results of their US Open semifinal clash.  Nishikori has a lot of game and can hurt anyone when his game is clicking.  However, Djokovic’s form in Paris and through the round robin matches in…

World Tour Finals 2014: Djokovic vs. Berdych Prediction

Novak Djokovic vs. Tomas Berdych The 2014 World Tour Finals have produced a lot of one-sided matches.  Djokovic has been a big part of this trend as he handed two breadsticks to Marin Cilic and a bagel to Stanislas Wawrinka.  Berdych took a beating from Wawrinka, but the Big Czech also handed a beating to…

World Tour Finals 2014: Wawrinka vs. Cilic Prediction

Stanislas Wawrinka vs. Marin Cilic Marin played some great big man tennis to win the US Open.  Wawrinka commanded the court and hit through opponents to win the US Open.  Each man broke the Big 4’s monopoly on majors this year.  With Stan and Marin’s break throughs added to Nishikori, Raonic, Dimitrov and even Kyrgios…

World Tour Finals 2014: Federer vs. Murray Prediction

Roger Federer vs. Andy Murray I am not sure what to think about this match.  Roger has looked razor sharp in his first two wins.  He also has beaten Murray both times they have played in 2014 (winning 5 of 6 sets).  Murray has won 3 titles since the US Open concluded and needs a…

World Tour Finals 2014: Nishikori vs. Raonic Prediction

Kei Nishikori vs. Milos Raonic  This is sort of like George Foreman vs. Floyd Mayweather.  One player hits heavy shots and blasts away with punishing power generated by a powerful frame.  The other player generates power through exquisite timing.  In a boxing match, I would take Foreman over Mayweather because no one in boxing can…