Beijing and Tokyo previews and predictions

October 2, 2016 22

The Grand Slam season may be over, but the pace will pick up again with the onset of two 500-point tournaments. Nine of the top 11 players in the race to the World Tour Finals are in action this week, and all 11 would have been if not for injuries to U.S. Open finalists Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka. […]

Metz and St. Petersburg previews and predictions

September 20, 2016 17

The season has turned from the outdoor hard courts of the United States to an indoor setting in Europe, but the more things change the more they stay the same: Dominic Thiem is playing tennis. Thiem is the No. 1 seed this week in Metz, while Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic are leading the charge in St. Petersburg. […]

Davis Cup semifinal preview and predictions

September 15, 2016 1

The Grand Slam season is over, but there is a lot more tennis in the cards for 2016 and the home stretch begins this weekend with the Davis Cup semifinals. It will start with a bang on Friday, when Andy Murray and Juan Martin Del Potro collide in a rematch of the Rio Olympics gold-medal showdown to kick off the Great Britain vs. Argentina tie. […]

2016 U.S. Open draw analysis

August 27, 2016 136

The U.S. Open cannot be won or lost at the draw ceremony, but Andy Murray had to be considered an early winner at Friday’s proceedings in New York. Consider the other top title contenders: Novak Djokovic has Marin Cilic and John Isner in his section, while Rafael Nadal and Milos Raonic could meet as early as the quarters. […]

Winston-Salem Open preview and predictions

August 22, 2016 14

With the 2016 Rio Olympics over and the Cincinnati Masters having come and gone, the tennis world is now set for one of those infamous weeks that immediately precede a Grand Slam. As always, just about anything could happen in Winston-Salem because a lot of participants will already be more interested in the upcoming U.S. Open. […]

Cincinnati Masters preview and predictions

August 14, 2016 42

Olympic years always wreak havoc on the U.S. Open Series draws, and it remains to be seen what kind of damage is done to the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, and Kei Nishikori all lasted the entire week in Rio de Janeiro, where Nadal played a total of 11 matches while capturing gold in doubles. […]

Rio Olympics singles preview and predictions

August 6, 2016 27

Despite a depleted field, there will be plenty of tennis intrigue at the Rio Olympics. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is in Rio along with 2012 gold medalist Andy Murray and 2008 Olympic champion Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard is making his comeback after missing more than two months with a wrist injury. […]

BB&T Atlanta Open preview and predictions

July 31, 2016 7

The second stop of the 2016 U.S. Open Series takes place in Atlanta, where John Isner is the three-time defending champion. Making their Atlanta debuts are Nick Kyrgios and Fernando Verdasco, while Alexandr Dolgopolov, Kevin Anderson, and American teenager Taylor Fritz also headline the field. […]

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. […]

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