2017 French Open draw analysis: Nadal, Djokovic again on same side

May 26, 2017 27

Although this one is not as lopsided as, say, Indian Wells was, the French Open is no exception to the recent rule of lopsided draws. The oddsmakers’ top three French Open favorites—Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Dominic Thiem—all find themselves in the bottom half of the bracket. […]

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 SF preview and prediction: Murray vs. Thiem

April 28, 2017 27

Andy Murray and Dominic Thiem will be going head-to-head for the third time in their careers when they square off in the semifinals of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell on Saturday. Both of their previous encounters have gone Murray’s way in deciding sets. […]

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. […]

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