Monte-Carlo Masters preview and predictions

April 15, 2017 194

The clay-court swing is kicking into high gear with the first of three Masters 1000 events this week in Monte-Carlo. It marks the return of Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, while Rafael Nadal is aiming for his 10th career title at this tournament. […]

Houston preview and predictions

April 12, 2017 3

The four first-round bye recipients in Houston are the four players who just represented the United States in Davis Cup. Jack Sock, John Isner, Sam Querrey, and Steve Johnson will be making quick turnarounds after losing at Australia, but the good news is they do not have to play until Thursday. […]

Davis Cup quarterfinals previews and predictions

April 6, 2017 117

The Davis Cup quarterfinals are taking place around the world this weekend, when Novak Djokovic will make his return to the tennis court after losing early in Indian Wells and missing the next Masters 1000 event in Miami. Djokovic and the rest of his Serbian squad are hosting a Spanish side that is without Rafael Nadal. […]

Miami Masters preview and predictions

March 22, 2017 268

The Miami Open–first place included–should be even more up for grabs than Indian Wells, especially with Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic out due to elbow injuries. That means Indian Wells runner-up Stan Wawrinka is the No. 1 seed ahead of Kei Nishikori, Milos Raonic, and Roger Federer. […]

Indian Wells full tournament preview and predictions

March 9, 2017 80

There’s a tournament within a tournament this fortnight in Indian Wells. The bottom quarter of the BNP Paribas Open draw (which includes Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer) is stronger by itself than the entirety of any 500-point event on the whole tennis calendar. […]

Dubai, Acapulco, and Sao Paulo previews and predictions

February 27, 2017 46

Outside of Grand Slams, it does not get any bigger than the next five weeks on the ATP World Tour. Prior to Masters 1000 events in Indian Wells and Miami, top players will be fine-tuning their games in Dubai and Acapulco…and to a much lesser extent in Sao Paulo. […]

2017 Australian Open Open draw analysis

January 14, 2017 56

The Australian Open draw could have gone haywire based on where some of the best players in the world were seeded. Everyone knows to whom that statement refers. Rafael Nadal heads into Melbourne as the No. 9 seed, while Roger Federer is all the way down at 17th. […]

Sydney and Auckland previews and predictions

January 7, 2017 6

Dominic Thiem headlines the Sydney field as the No. 1 seed, while Roberto Bautista Agut, John Isner, and David Ferrer are among those taking the court in Auckland. The two 250-point tournaments provide players with a final opportunity to fine-tune their games for the Australian Open. […]

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