Rogers Cup preview and predictions

July 24, 2016 14

Not a single one of the Rogers Cup’s three most recent champions is in the field. That list includes world No. 2 Andy Murray, No. 4 Rafael Nadal, and 10th-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Roger Federer is also among the notable withdrawals. […]

Kitzbuhel, Gstaad, and Umag previews and predictions

July 18, 2016 12

As the American hard-court swing begins in Washington, D.C., the clay-court season continues with a trio of 250-point events in Europe. Following some rare and much-needed rest, Dominic Thiem is back in action to headline the field in Kitzbuhel along with good friend and familiar foe Philipp Kohlschreiber. […]

Citi Open preview and predictions

July 17, 2016 15

The Citi Open in Washington, D.C. is not an official part of the U.S. Open Series, but it does kick off the American hard-court swing in advance of the season’s final Grand Slam. And even though this busy summer schedule also includes the Davis Cup quarterfinals and the Olympics, D.C. still boasts a strong field. […]

Hamburg, Newport, and Bastad previews and predictions

July 10, 2016 14

A trio of tournaments will be on the ATP schedule in the immediate aftermath of Wimbledon. Although Hamburg is worth 500 points, no top 20 players are in the draw. David Ferrer is the top seed on the clay courts of Hamburg, while the grass-court season continues in Newport. […]

2016 Wimbledon draw analysis

June 25, 2016 9

Novak Djokovic does not have a particularly favorable draw at Wimbledon. The question is: will it matter? Djokovic and Roger Federer are on a collision course for the semifinals. The question is: will it happen? Andy Murray appears to be in good shape on the other side of the bracket. […]

Djokovic, Murray, Federer top three favorites at Wimbledon

June 24, 2016 40

There’s Novak Djokovic, there’s Andy Murray, and then there’s everyone else. The two French Open finalists are even bigger favorites at Wimbledon, and it’s not hard to figure out why. Djokovic, especially, is the obvious cream of the crop right now. […]

Nottingham preview and predictions

June 19, 2016 17

The AEGON Open used to be held the third week of June in Eastbourne, featuring a draw of 28 players. Now, dating back to last year, it takes place the fourth week of June in Nottingham and boasts a field of 48. But one thing remains the same: it is the final tune-up event before Wimbledon. […]

Queen’s Club and Halle previews and predictions

June 12, 2016 72

Andy Murray leads the way as the top seed and defending champion at Queen’s Club, with Stan Wawrinka, Milos Raonic, Nick Kyrgios, and Juan Martin Del Potro also on board. In Halle, meanwhile, Roger Federer will be aiming for a ninth title and fourth in a row. […]

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