Daily picks

Murray over Kuznetsov in 4
Klizan over Lokoli in 4
Almagro over Baghdatis in 3
Del Potro over Pella in 5
Isner over Thompson in 4
Lorenzi over Berankis in 3
Khachanov over Jarry in 3
Berdych over Struff in 3
Chung over Querrey in 5
Escobedo over Istomin in 4
Chardy over Albot in 3
Nishikori over Kokkinakis in 3
Wawrinka over Kovalik in 3
Berlocq over Dolgopolov in 4
Monteiro over A. Muller in 3
Monfils over Brown in 4
Tsonga over Olivo in 3
Edmund over Elias in 4
Anderson over Jaziri in 4
Kohlschreiber over Kyrgios in 5

Raonic over Dutra Silva in 3
Trungelliti over Garcia-Lopez in 4
Carreno Busta over Daniel in 4
Dimitrov over Robredo in 3
Bedene over Vesely in 4
Bautista Agut over Kuksuhkin in 3
Troicki over Basilashvili in 5
Nadal over Haase in 3
Thiem over Bolelli in 3
Coric over Johnson in 4
Zeballos over Karlovic in 5
Goffin over Stakhovsky in 3
Pouille over Bellucci in 4
Ramos-Vinolas over Bonzi in 3
Schwartzman over Napolitano in 4
Djokovic over Sousa in 3


Zverev over Verdasco in 4

French Open record: 33-9




Lyon record: 17-8

Geneva record: 15-10

Rome record: 41-15

Madrid record: 42-11

Estoril record: 15-11

Munich record: 16-9

Istanbul record: 19-8

Barcelona record: 29-17

Budapest record: 13-11

Monte-Carlo record: 37-16

Houston record: 20-7

Marrakech record: 16-9

Miami record: 66-26

Indian Wells record: 57-35

Dubai record: 21-10

Acapulco record: 19-11

Sao Paulo record: 16-11

Rio de Janeiro record: 20-11

Delray Beach record: 22-5

Marseille record: 16-11

Buenos Aires: 16-11

Rotterdam record: 18-13

Memphis record: 13-13

Quito record: 13-3

Sofia record: 14-6

Montpellier record: 10-9

Australian Open record: 97-30

Auckland record: 18-7

Sydney record: 16-9

Doha record: 22-8

Brisbane record: 17-9

Chennai record: 15-12



London record: 11-4

Paris record: 37-9

Basel record: 21-9

Vienna record: 17-12

Stockholm record: 20-7

Antwerp record: 15-10

Moscow record: 12-12

Shanghai record: 34-20

Beijing record: 24-6

Tokyo record: 23-4

Shenzhen record: 17-9

Chengdu record: 13-14

St. Petersburg record: 19-8

Metz record: 17-9

U.S. Open record: 89-31

Winston-Salem record: 28-17

Cincinnati record: 29-20

Olympics record: 41-16

Los Cabos record: 17-9

Atlanta record: 15-11

Toronto record: 36-16

Washington record: 31-14

Gstaad record: 12-11

Kitzbuhel record: 12-15

Umag record: 17-10

Hamburg record: 19-12

Bastad record: 20-7

Newport record: 19-7

Wimbledon record: 98-27

Nottingham record: 35-14

Queen’s Club record: 19-11

Halle record: 21-8

Stuttgart record: 1710

‘s-Hertogenbosch record: 17-10

French Open record: 93-30

Geneva record: 20-7

Nice record: 19-8

Rome record 41-13

Madrid record: 44-11

Munich record: 19-7

Estoril record: 20-7

Istanbul: 18-9

Barcelona record: 36-10

Bucharest record: 20-7

Monte-Carlo record: 40-15

Houston record: 14-11

Marrakech record: 18-8

Miami record: 60-30

Indian Wells record: 63-29

Sao Paulo record: 18-9

Dubai record: 19-10

Acapulco record: 17-13

Marseille record: 22-5

Rio de Janeiro record: 20-8

Delray Beach record: 18-12

Rotterdam record: 17-14

Memphis record: 15-11

Buenos Aires record: 16-11

Montpellier record: 15-10

Sofia record: 16-6

Quito record: 18-6

Australian Open record: 97-27

Auckland record: 14-11

Sydney record: 17-7

Doha record: 26-5

Chennai record: 20-7

Brisbane record: 20-7


World Tour Finals record: 11-4

Paris record: 28-18

Basel record: 24-6

Valencia record: 14-13

Vienna record: 21-9

Stockholm record: 21-5

Moscow record: 18-9

Shanghai record: 39-16

Beijing record: 22-9

Tokyo record: 16-14

Shenzhen record: 20-7

Kuala Lumpur record: 20-7

St. Petersburg record: 18-7

Metz record: 16-9

Winston-Salem record: 22-22

Cincinnati record: 36-18

Montreal record:

Washington, D.C. record:

Kitzbuhel record: 18-7

Gstaad record: 21-6

Atlanta record: 21-6

Hamburg record: 19-11

Umag record: 19-8

Bogota record: 15-12

Bastad record: 13-14

Newport record: 22-7

Wimbledon record: 95-31

Nottingham record: 29-13

Queen’s Club record: 23-7

Halle record: 19-12

‘s-Hertogenbosch record: 18-9

Stuttgart record: 15-12

French Open record: 92-32

Nice record: 20-6

Geneva record: 19-8

Rome record: 29-10

Madrid record: 37-18

Munich record: 14-7

Istanbul record:18-6

Estoril record: 13-10

Barcelona record: 30-16

Bucharest record: 17-10

Monte-Carlo record: 36-19

Houston record: 18-9

Casablanca record: 12-13

Miami record: 63-31

Davis Cup first round record: 11-5

Dubai record: 27-5

Acapulco record: 25-6

Buenos Aires record: 20-7

Marseille record: 19-8

Delray Beach record: 21-10

Rio de Janeiro record: 19-12

Rotterdam record: 21-10

Memphis record: 18-8

Sao Paulo record: 13-15

Montpellier record: 24-3

Zagreb record: 14-13

Quito record: 15-7

Australian Open record: 96-31

Doha record: 21-10

Brisbane record: 18-9

Chennai record: 17-9

Sydney record: 11-14

Auckland record: 10-11

OVERALL through Buenos Aires/Acapulco/Dubai: 420-193

38 Comments on Daily picks

  1. I’m 4-4 so far today. And I’m about to be 4-5 once Tsitsipas loses. Meanwhile in Melbourne I got exactly 10 picks wrong in the first round. I’ll chalk it up to the fact that I hate playing on clay in real life so I also hate picking on clay. The thing is I picked quite a few first round upsets in Australian open but I got most of them right like De Minaur over Paire and Lacko over ARV and random upsets like that but here at the French I think I’ve picked even more and it’s screwed me over in this first round here.

    • hahaha I took your Tsitsipas tip to all my brackets…good thing I don’t bet!

      15 year old American Amanda Amisimova, is knocking it out of the park. Shame I only picked her for one match. She’s appears to be an awesome prospect at 5’10, very confident for her age.

        • It’s hard to ignore gut too. My head knew better than to pick Stefano but I just loved the idea of him winning in 5…that felt right 😀

          Too bad you don;t pick WTA. I’m pretty sure you’d fall for Amanda Anisimova like I did. But she actually might beat Karumi Nara. She’s tall and powerful with a beautiful forehand but maybe not enough variety and experience to win in straight sets. Karumi is an intelligent player.

  2. I’m really happy I got Bonzi vs Medvedev wrong though. That’s absolutely huge for Bonzi. He’s ranked 260 in the world and his name is Benjamin so I gotta be happy about that result.

  3. What a match! Marco trungelliti was magical.

    Lucas pouille on the other hand is not playing well.

    • Yup. But sometimes the top players need a match or 2 to get into form quickly. Benneteau gave pouille a nice workout! Pouille should be fit and ready for his next round and win!

      Pouille is a sleeper underdog to win this whole FO-RG per some experts!

      My gut is strongly saying that someone other than nadal will win eventho I am a huge Nadal fan for 10+ years! Pouille, Thiem, Zverev Jr. etc.(ignored by all) are in the running to win it all!

  4. Lucas pouille better win, I normally don’t pick odds below 1.20 but I picked Lucas win at 1.07 and to win 1set and match at 1.25.

    Even if he wins I might not pick him in the 2 round.

  5. Old Benneteau is giving his all to get a precious match win at FO. I expected he would and Pouille would struggle. It appears Pouille will outlast Benneteau in 5. But I’d be very proud of Benneteau if he won.

    • I don’t care that I picked Pouille I wish Benneteau had won. He was tearing up after the loss and told the crowd he would try to come back next year but no promises. 😥 Please come back next year and somehow make a run Julien

      • Benneteau can still play in doubles if he so wishes. He’s a better doubles than singles player.

        I know he would give Pouille a tough match, when both players could play with varieties and not just staying at the baseline to rally all day. Clearly Pouille wasn’t playing well at the start but was able to outlast Benneteau.

        I’m not sure how far Pouille can go from here, next up is Bellucci for him, not an easy opponent on clay.

    • I hope that Benneteau will come back, maybe in doubles if not singles. He gave it his best, but it was just not meant to be.

    • Yes, he will but he and we have to sweat it out 1st! Maybe close to a steam bath in your chair (for many matches at FO also) if your money is on the line!LOL

      People picking for fun will never sweat or have their heart racing like a nascar car like the punters esp. those laying big money on the line! LOL

  6. Benneteau was always going to struggle over five sets in the heat. Pity, he could/should have won ,sums up his singles career really.

    • Big Al,

      So true.
      Will never forget how happy he was the time he beat Federer in Bercy.
      And I think there was another time…

      • I remember that, he was in tears (Bercy).
        The other time was Wimby 2012 , Federer got through in a classic 5 setter.
        Just checked, Julian also beat him in Rotterdam, 2013 .
        Best player never to win a singles title.

        • Thanks Big Al. Yes I remember the close match in Wimby now…I was cheering for Juju but Fed one. I didn’t remember where Julian got his other win. Must have missed it. Sure wish he could won a singles title.

  7. Guys with your regular picks can you post:-

    1) Your 10 MOST CONFIDENT picks?

    2) 3 to 5 matches from the official picks where UPSETS are possible?

    This will add more FUN and SPICE to the picking process/adventure!

  8. Hello guys i haven’t post for a while as it’s been more difficult to follow tennis in the other part of the world (in Australia) but it’s impossible to miss the French Open ahha.

    Bedene over Harrison in 5 (Bedene has been strong on clay this year, his confidence should be enough to beat Harrison)
    Schwartzman over Rublev in 3 (probably an easy win)
    Basilashvili over Simon in 5 (Simon is really bad this year and Basilashvili has done good things)
    Sock over Vesely in 4 (i’m going with the most powerfull one)
    RBA over Millman in 3 (RBA isn’t in great form but he should win easily here anyway)
    Raonic over Darcis in 3 (obvious pick even if i think it could be more difficult than expected)
    Troicki over Donskoy in 3 (Donskoy hasn’t made anything since he beat Fed)
    Stakhovsky over Lu in 4 (Stakhovsky took good wins in qualies)
    Nadal over Paire in 5 (i know it’s crazy but i think Paire will make it competitive with the crowd behind him)
    Tipsarevic over Sousa in 5 (Sousa is in really bad form)
    Djoko over Granollers in 3 (obvious pick as Djoko found some momentum lately)
    M. Zverev over Napolitano in 4 (i don’t think Mischa is great on clay even if he made a good run in Geneva but he should win here)
    Bourgue over Coric in 5 (let’s see if the crowd can force a big upset)
    Goffin over Mathieu in 4 (for sure Mathieu will fight hard for his last RG)
    Youzhny over RDS in 5 (the old Russian to survive in a really tight match)
    Bolelli over Mahut in 4 (Bolelli may be on the good road to recover his level)
    Dzumhur over Kicker in 4 (Dzumhur is more reliable i think)
    Ferrer over Young in 3 (Young is bad on clay)
    Cilic over Gulbis in 3 (is really Gulbis still play ATP tennis ?)
    Delbonis over Kravchuk in 4 (good draw for Delbo)
    Seppi over Giraldo in 4 (Seppi already beat Giraldo in round 1 in Paris in 2014)
    Estrella over Gabashvili in 5 (Estrella to fight harder than his opponent)
    Lopez over Fratagenlo in 5 (Lopez to escape with his serve and volley game in the crucial moments)
    Cuevas over Hamou in 4 (i would like to see the young frenchman to take a set)
    Zverev over Verdasco in 5 (not a easy draw for AZ, with his experience Verdasco could really win this one, i think Sascha will have to fight hard to escape)
    Fognini over Tiafoe in 3 (i bet it will be the good Fabio to shows up, who knows ? )
    Herbert over Donaldson in 5 (typical win with crowd advantage)
    Gasquet over de Greef in 3 (dont know where Gasquet is atm but he must win this one)

  9. Update 2: draw still sucks. I kinda expected to get Lu vs Stakhovsky wrong. I just hate Stakhovsky so I picked against him. Same with Rublev vs Schwartzman. That seemed more likely though. Naturally it looks like Rublev could take it now.

  10. Gulbis at odds 10. Thats just wrong. He got the talent and skill, and could put a classic performance together at any time, and against Cilic who is day and night, thats just way too much. Can’t let that kind of odds go past me.

  11. Well, it looks like the 20 bucks on Gulbis will go to the memory box with that time Gulbis absolutely destroyed Berdych at French open in 2014.

    As long as Dzumhur wins, it’s going to be a great day.

  12. Upset of the day in Atp is Mischa Zverev losing to Napolitano. The guy who defeated the likes of Isner and Nishikori in the past week is clearly gone.

  13. I’ve already gotten more picks wrong in the first round than I did in Melbourne and we aren’t even halfway done with the first round.

    • hahaha Most of my first round picks I copied from you, Benny. Doesn’t matter if I can get the QF, SF, and Final, tho — but I didn’t copy your picks there!

      • Not saying you should get help from my picks next time but I can pretty much assure you I will be able to predict the Wimbledon first round better. Australia may have been a fluke for me but honestly there I was picking the perfect mix of upsets and non upsets and at RG this year I feel like I’ve gone bold too often. Wimbledon is easier for me at least because there’s usually guys who have clear advantages with serve and power. Clay is a lot more unpredictable imo.

        • I trust you way more than myself with early ATP rounds of a GS, no matter what the surface, Benny! When it comes to the final rounds…I pick my own guys 😀

  14. Tuesday:
    Murray over Kuznetsov in 4 (Murray is in such poor form I wouldn’t be shocked at the upset)
    Lokoli over Klizan in 5 (at this point virtually all my bold picks here have been the opposite of Melbourne as in they’ve sucked but maybe the home hope can change that for me)
    Almagro over Baghdatis in 3 (clay)
    Del Potro over Pella in 4 (we will see how healthy or unhealthy Del Po is in a tough first round test)
    Isner over Thompson in 3 (I foresee a good tournament for Big John and maybe even a great one)
    Lorenzi over Berankis in 4 (berankis can snatch a set but not the match)
    Khachanov over Jarry in 4 (same as above)
    Berdych over Struff in 4 (same as above again)
    Querrey over Chung in 4 (can Americans start winning?)
    Escobedo over Istomin in 4 (more confident in this than the above match to be honest)
    Chardy over Albot in 5 (Albot misses out slightly as always and Chardy delights the crowd)
    Nishikori over Kokkinakis in 3 (injured vs more injured)
    Wawrinka over Kovalik in 3 (Stan boutta make some noise in Paris)
    Berlocq over Dolgopolov in 4 (where is dolgo?)
    Monteiro over A. Muller in 3 (the draw gods blessed the Brazilian)
    Monfils over Brown in 5 (I’ll take a large popcorn and a medium coke please)
    Tsonga over Olivo in 3 (easy pickings)
    Edmund over Elias in 5 (Edmund fights through the tough clay courter)
    Anderson over Jaziri in 3 (Jaziri is pretty awful on clay)
    Kohlschreiber over Kyrgios in 4 (NK’s health)

  15. Where’s your prediction for Cuevas vs Kicker on Wednesday ?

    Interesting Stat for Kicker : he played 458 Matches as a professional, 445 have been played on clay.

    I pick him to win, just for the sake of it.

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