Lyon and Geneva previews and predictions

May 22, 2017 13

Despite being sandwiched in between multiple Masters 1000 events and a Grand Slam, a pair of 250-point tournaments on this week’s schedule boast surprisingly outstanding draws. Among those taking the court in Lyon and Geneva are Milos Raonic, Nick Kyrgios, Juan Martin Del Potro, and Stan Wawrinka.
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Rome Masters preview and predictions

May 14, 2017 61

Madrid finalists Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem have already enjoyed hugely successful clay-court seasons. While they could use some additional rest before the French Open, cooler heads will prevail and both will almost certainly suit up for this week’s Rome Masters. […]

Madrid Masters preview and predictions

May 6, 2017 32

Following a week of 250-point tournaments, the stars are back on court for the second of this year’s three clay-court Masters 1000 events. Rafael Nadal is off to a perfect 10-0 start on the red stuff in 2017, with No. 10 titles in both Monte-Carlo and Barcelona. He is going for “only” his fifth title in Madrid. […]

Barcelona and Budapest preview and predictions

April 23, 2017 11

Rafael Nadal won back-to-back titles last year in Monte-Carlo and Barcelona (his only two titles in 2016). He is halfway to accomplishing the same feat after triumphing in Monte-Carlo for the 10th time in his career on Sunday. Now he moves to Barcelona, where challengers include Andy Murray, Dominic Thiem, and David Goffin. […]

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. […]

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