WTA Stuttgart: Preview and Predictions

Stuttgart is one of my favourite stops on the WTA tour and the draw has not disappointed with some great match-ups from the get go.  Note that the top four players have byes into round two.  Let’s take a look at the draw… Angelique Kerber Maria Sharapova headlines Stuttgart where she won the first of…

ATP Barcelona: Preview and Predictions

Time is limited so I am going to get straight down to dissecting next week’s Barcelona draw.  Note that the top 16 players all have byes into round two.   David Ferrer David Ferrer returns to action having missed Monte-Carlo and along with Rafael Nadal, headlines Barcelona.  Ferrer will open up against Dmitry Tursunov or Denis…

ATP Monte-Carlo Semi-Final Predictions: Nadal-Tsonga, Djokovic-Fognini

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 1. Rafael Nadal v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Jo-Wilfried Tsonga took advantage of Andy Murray‘s third round exit to progress to the semi-finals of the Monte-Carlo Masters.  Tsonga defeated Murray’s conqueror, Stanislas Wawrinka, coming back from a set down to complete a 2-6 6-3 6-4 victory.  He now faces the unenviable task of playing Rafael…

ATP Monte-Carlo Quarter-Final Predictions: Nadal-Dimitrov, Wawrinka-Tsonga

1. Rafael Nadal v Grigor Dimitrov Grigor Dimitrov It has been business as usual for Rafael Nadal in Monte-Carlo with two pretty routine wins over Marinko Matosevic and Philipp Kohlschreiber.  Nadal beat Kohlschrieber, 6-2 6-4 in the third round, facing no break points on his serve.  Nadal’s next opponent is the unseeded, Grigor Dimitrov, who…

ATP Monte-Carlo 3rd Round Predictions: Murray-Wawrinka, Djokovic-Monaco, Del Potro-Nieminen

1. Stanislas Wawrinka v Andy Murray Stanislas Wawrinka Andy Murray opened his clay court season with a comfortable 6-1 6-4 victory over Edouard Roger-Vasselin, beginning much quicker than some of his previous matches and facing no troubles in making the third round.  Murray will now face a significantly steeper challenge against Stanislas Wawrinka.  The Swiss…