Daily picks

Sunday and Monday
Raonic over Darcis in 3
Dutra Silva over Youzhny in 4
Trungelliti over Halys in 5
G. Muller over Garcia-Lopez in 4
Carreno Busta over Mayer in 3
Daniel over Janowicz in 4
Evans over Robredo in 5
Dimitrov over Robert in 3
Sock over Vesely in 4
Bedene over Harrison in 4
Kukushkin over Sandgren in 5
Bautista Agut over Millman in 3
Simon over Basilashvili in 4
Troicki over Donskoy in 4
Haase over De Minaur in 4
Nadal over Paire in 3
Thiem over Tomic in 3
Bolelli over Mahut in 5
Coric over Bourgue in 4
Johnson over Sugita in 4
Karlovic over Tsitsipas in 5
Zeballos over Mannarino in 5
Stakhovsky over Lu in 5
Goffin over Mathieu in 3
Pouille over Benneteau in 4
Bellucci over Lajovic in 4
Medvedev over Bonzi in 3
Ramos-Vinolas over Copil in 4
M. Zverev over Napolitano in 3
Schwartzman over Rublev in 3
Sousa over Tipsarevic in 3
Djokovic over Granollers in 3





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

50 Comments on Daily picks

  1. Wednesday:
    Zverev over Troicki in 2 (Zverev confidence beats poor clay courter in Troicki)
    Wawrinka over Paire in 3 (Stan struggles but fights through on a more RG-like surface)
    Cuevas over Thiem in 3 (revenge time)
    Struff over Querrey in 3 (struff can ball on the dirt so I think an upset is pretty possible)
    Sock over Vesely in 3 (Sock’s toughness and grittiness wins him this match)
    Nadal over Almagro in 2 (Rafa could legit win everything leading up to RG)
    Del Potro over Edmund in 2 (Del Po forehand > Edmund forehand)
    Raonic over Haas in 3 (Haas with an upset wouldn’t shock me but I gotta go with Milos)
    Ferrer over Nishikori in 3 (Kei obviously not back to full health yet and Ferrer must be feeling good with 700 wins now under his belt)
    Bautista Agut over Carreno Busta in 3 (such a tough call between two Spanish fighters who will leave it all out there)

    • It’s tough to choose between PCB and RBA. I picked PCB but it’s a toss up.

      And I picked Kei over Ferrer. Otherwise, tsame.

      • Rat, you picked Kei over Ferrer (correct choice with a healthy Kei)! Now keep your fingers crossed and hope that Kei does not pull out with injury again during the match!

        I favour Kei to win also. But note that Ferrer is playing great(with the energy of a 20 year old!) with lots of confidence! Looks like Ferrer has found his original top form and everybody is underestimating Ferrer!

        Kei, bring your “A” Game along with your Top health else Ferrer can upset you!

        • Oh yes, Roger, Kei is playing great!

          But he is apt to pull out at any time and I hop he does because he’s so injury prone.

  2. Why will Wawrinka win vs Paire? He just lost to Paire couple of days ago at Madrid Open with a score of 7-5, 4-6, 6-2.

    I expect the same to happen tomorrow. It will be a 3 setter (or two very tight sets) and either can win!

    Paire having more chances to win because he is in a better form than Stan “who is still not a man yet” in 2017 on Clay! LOL!

    Waw’s may have revenge on his mind but he has done nothing extra (other than resting for a couple of days, reminiscing his loss!) the last couple of days to suddenly improve his form. Leaning on paire to win I know that he is unpredictable but his good form will help give him confidence to win) but betting on the over.

    Is the surface at Rome faster or slower than Madrid, Barcelona and Roland Garros? Must be faster, no wonder HC specialists like Big John(Isner) and Sam Querry are thriving here, surprisingly. Right?

    • The reason I picked Stan over Paire was just a random guess that he needed the win badly and would try hard for it, even if it meant wearing a full body compression suit to hold in his gut under his tennis gear.

      He’s still not in GS winning fitness but he can maybe make a last minute push and get there. He’s got Isner next lol. We’ll see!

  3. Warrinka is a fuckin pathetic on most tournaments until he gets in to the grand slams. Warrinkas burned me so many Times I don’t know how anyone could back him. I think Paire will get him in 3

  4. Busta gut anyone?

    I’ll give RBA a slight edge.
    Some close three setters this week,but I got most of them wrong.Like Haas,Ferrer and Sock.

  5. Zverev in 2 (Zverev is on fire. Right now he’s a top 5 player)
    Delpo in 2 (Never played against him but Delpo play is too much for young Edmund)
    Nadal in 2 (Nadal is the best player in the world right now)
    Sock in 2 (Better h2h for Sock and overall he’s better player)
    CBP in 3 (this is a coin toss. CBP is in slightly better form)
    Raonic in 2 (Milos easily in 2)
    Thiem in 2 (Cuevas is dangerous but i see Thiem winning again)
    Querrey in 3 (three tiebreaks. Querrey by experience)
    Stan in 2 (Stan will revenge his loss)

  6. If Player A is picked to win in two (2) sets, but wins in three (3) sets, is it still considered a win for tracking purposes on this page?

      • Thank you Ricky.

        Thinking of some small wagers, and trying to determine if I should wager on the winner, or the winner with sets as indicated.

        Wishing you continued success.

  7. Thursday:
    Zverev over Fognini in 3 (Fog likely doesn’t back it up and he has a baby coming but I still give him a set cuz Zverev has gotta be running on fumes)
    Rafa over Sock in 2 (Rafa couldn’t have caught a better break with Nico retiring as he should now have enough energy to possibly get yet another title)
    Djoker over RBA in 3 (almost picked RBA but it seems like Djoker is finding his footing a little plus RBA did have a tough last match)
    Stanimal over Isner in 3 (Isner leads H2H so an upset wouldn’t shock me but the surface still should heavily favor the Swiss star)
    Del Po over Nishikori in 2 (edge in form and H2H and somehow Del Po has a fitness advantage too)
    Thiem over Querrey in 3 (Querrey is playing very well in Rome and his solid power game can trouble Thiem but still gotta go with the red hot Austrian)
    Cilic over Goffin in 3 (Goffin has had to play two three setters with Cilic playing one quick match)
    Berdych over Raonic in 3 (Berdych has a slight edge in form on the slow stuff right now imo)

  8. Fognini will win 100%, I got all my bank on him without a doubt. No clue how you can say a 95% Zverev stand any chance against a 100% Fognini with a crowd helping his mental game up, will require Zverev to play at his absolut best to stand a chance, and there has been no signs of that in this tournament.

    • WHAT? Fognini 100%? He played 100% against Murray that doesn’t mean he’s going to again and most importantly he has a baby due Friday.

      • Yes, the baby is due at any time, if necessary, in which case, Fabio says he won’t play – he chooses the birth of his son, his first-born over tennis! I find his priority to family very great 🙂

        But if the Friday birthday is scheduled (as in the case of a c-saction), there is a chance that Fabio will play and put in another inspired performance. However, I hope Sascha wins because certainly he won’t want to play on the day his baby is born. And it would suck if he wins and then has to give a w/o Friday.

        Long story but I changed my mind about Fabio winning.

        Picking Fognini is an “iffy” pick at best- and not close to 100% he wins!!!

  9. Other than that my picks are

    Cilic in 2

    Raonic in 2

    Wawrinka in 2

    Bautista in 3

    Nishikori in 3

    Querrey in 3

    Nadal in 2.

    • But I agree on:

      I’m not sure enough about Stan getting past Isner, which one in Nole v RBA wins, and as mentioned Sascha v Fognini

  10. Zverev over Fognini in 3 (Fognini could win, but I’m going with Alexander)
    Berdych over Raonic in 3
    Wawrinka over Isner in 3
    Thiem over Querrey in 3 (Querrey might win)
    Goffin over Cilic in 3
    djokovic over RBA in 3
    Nishikroi over del po in 3
    nadal over sock in 2

    • Really don’t know how you could back Berdych hes deadset hopeless against anyone in the top 20 and he will probably be ranked in the 20s by the end of the year

  11. Friday Rome QF:
    1) Rafa vs. Thiem: Rafa has been on such a roll lately. If Rafa hadn’t won so much lately, there is a reasonable chance I would pick Thiem, but Rafa isn’t only making deep runs. He is winning everything. Confidence aids him in yet another win over Thiem. An upset isn’t out of the question, though, as these are the two best clay court players at the moment. Pick: Rafa in 3
    2) Raonic vs. Zverev: Zverev has been in impeccable form lately, but he will probably be a lot more fatigued than Raonic considering he is younger and has played more lately too. Raonic’s clinical wins over Haas and Berdych suggest he’s finding his game again just in time for RG. Pick: Raonic in 2
    3) Djoker vs. Del Po: Djokovic seems to be finding some form again, but Del Po has been equally, if not more, impressive this week with the quality wins he has notched. I’m still not convinced Djoker is back. If he does win this one, he would have an alright shot at Rafa in the semis, but I don’t think the Serb is gonna set up that meeting. Pick: Del Po in 3
    4) Cilic vs. Isner: The big guys have played arguably their best clay court tennis of the season here. It’s actually no doubt that Isner is playing not only his best clay court tennis, but his best tennis on any surface, this week. Quality wins over ARV and Stan will give him confidence, but Cilic should also be confident after his demolition of Goffin and his recent title in Istanbul. It’s a tough call as both are big guys who could catch fire or drop their level at pretty much any time. Pick: Cilic in 3

  12. FRIDAY Rome
    It’s bridge too far for young Zveŕev and Thiem.

    Rafa in 2
    Raonic in 3
    Cilic in 3

    I can’t pick between Delpo and Novak. Delpo can take control of this version of Novak, Novak 2017.
    My head says Delpo but I really hope Nole wins.

  13. Raonic(in 3) or Zverev in 3, Cilic (in 3), Rafa (in 2 tight sets) and Joker in 3

    Note:- Raonic(in 3) only if Zverev tires out from playing too much tennis…lets say from “Munichmania”!lol Else Zverev in 3. A fit & fresh Zverev can return better than the serving machine Raonic(who has nothing else to give). I just hope that Raonic’s knees holds up as Zverev will make him run a lot!

    Joker(Djokovic) in 3 as Joker is a far better player (technically sound) on clay. Joker will tire out and frustate “the big bird” Delpo into submission, I think in 3? Besides Joker seems to be getting back into top form…slowly! Delpo…book your flight to Argentina,now!lol

  14. Rafa in 2 ( unstoppable ATM )
    Raonic in 2 ( zrevev has to be fatigued and raonic has been playing at his best lately )
    Isner in 4 ( his serve is first class and has confidence )
    Del Potro in 3 ( del is back and the joker won’t be good enough)

  15. Raonic in 3;
    Cilic in 3;
    Rafa in 2;
    Djoko in 3.

    I’m impressed with how Rafa plays at the moment; except that against a big server like Sock, Rafa stayed too far back to return serves, enabling Sock to S&V a few times to win the points. Rafa should move in after his returns, and tries returning DTL instead of going CC to keep his opponent(s) off guard. His serving can be better too, i.e. making more 1st serves; he’s probably feeling the pressure facing Sock’s big FH plus big serve.

    From now on, it’s almost big serve plus big FH opponents all the way – Thiem, Delpo, any of Cilic, Isner, Raonic and Zverev. Djoko is the only one that does not need to serve big or hit hard, unlike those players.

  16. Raonic in 2
    Cilic in 3 (Isner can win here)
    Nadal in 2
    Delpo in 2 (I am impressed with Delpo, he beat Dimitrov, Edmund, and Nishi to get here. Edmund and Dimi have decent serves and Nishi tried to exploit his backhand but that didn’t work out well. Honestly, I can see Djokoic losing to Dimitrov, Edmund, and Nishikori in his current form. I’m not a Delpo fan but watching all his matches he has managed very well so far.)

    Notice how many of the current competition field is full of servers: Raonic, Cilic, Isner, Delpo and arguably Zverev. My rule of thumb here is: there is a serving advantage here.

  17. Man can Isner play on clay!! His backhand is really holding up well and his serve is so effective on this surface. Cilic not even playing badly it’s just the pressure of Isner getting the best of him. It’s really hard to believe John was 8-8 so far this season heading into this tournament. I wish he could consistently play at or close to this level more often. I mean that’s pretty much how I felt about his win in Bercy. It was pretty shocking to me how badly he started the season after that Paris indoors run but he seems to be getting back to his best right before the French. It still frustrates me that he has only made one slam QF and it was in 2011 before he even established himself as a top player. He’s had quite a few opportunities to get back to the elite eight of a major but hasn’t taken them. That would be crazy if he did so at RG. I mean so many guys aren’t playing well so as long as Big John avoids a player like Rafa early in the draw he can make a run. Chances are I’ve jinxed him and he will draw Rafa in round 3.

  18. Anyone who is playing well will be in Rafa’s draw at RG. The organizers have to protect Fed’s legacy, you know.

  19. Raonic’s level is poor, his serving is not up to his usual standard. How he comes so far here? Berdych must be playing even more poorly to lose to Raonic!

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