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I'd be surprised if both Kerber and Halep made the semi-finals in Dubai. As impressive as Halep has looked in the past week, she played a gruelling week of Fed Cup before Doha.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on WTA Dubai 2014 Draw Preview and Analysis
My number two match as well. I really like the emerging Djokovic-DelPo rivalry and hope we get to see many more clashes between them in 2014. I am guessing that number one will be a Nadal v Djokovic match!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Top 10 ATP Matches of 2013 – 2. Novak Djokovic vs. Del Potro – Wimbledon SF
Enjoying your countdown although cannot say I have agreed with all your choices. In my opinion, Djokovic v Wawrinka was the best match of 2013.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Top 10 ATP Matches of 2013 – 3. Novak Djokovic vs Stanislas Wawrinka – Australian Open 4R
Paris is always a funny one particularly now as it is the week before the WTF. I see surprises and lots of them. I'm still going for a Nadal-Djokovic final but I see Monfils, Dolgo, Haas, Dimitrov and Almagro all making the quarters with attention quickly switching to London.
4 months, 1 week ago on ATP Paris Masters 2013 Draw Preview and Analysis
My predictions for the quarters are Serena-Flipkens, Radwanska-Jankovic, Wozniacki-Halep and Stosur-Azarenka. I like your prediction of Bouchard to the quarters. I reckon she will beat Kerber in R2, but I have her going out in R4. I think Azarenka is going to win it overall, but it is still a bit of a risk despite her recent win over Serena because as you point out, the head-to-head still massively favours Serena.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on US Open Women’s 2013 Draw Preview and Analysis
Enjoying your previews each week. Serena-Azarenka seems a safe bet and it's the final I am predicting too. I think Errani has a good draw and will probably make the semi-finals; too often I underestimate her. I also like Robson's chances against Radwanska in R2, particularly with Aga's recent losses against Cibulkova and Stosur, who both played consistent and aggressive tennis. Robson has beaten Aga before in Madrid and I wouldn't be surprised if she did again.
7 months, 1 week ago on WTA Toronto 2013 Draw Preview and Analysis
Azarenka is bound to be rusty but I cannot see anyone in the draw who could give her any problems. Radwanska really needs to take a break. She looked flat out at Wimbledon and even in Stanford last week. I find it puzzling particularly as she fell away at this stage last year because of playing too much tennis.
7 months, 1 week ago on WTA Carlsbad 2013 Draw Preview: Azarenka leads star-studded field
This should be a keenly contested womens final... going for Lisicki in 3 sets.
8 months ago on Wimbledon 2013 Women’s Final – Lisicki vs Bartoli Preview and Analysis
A fascinating set of semi-finals and both should be really close and entertaining. I actually think its much more exciting than the Serena-Sharapova-Azarenka match-ups, which I was starting to tire at because of Serena's recent dominance. All 4 left are pretty equal and I'm going for a Lisicki-Bartoli final.
8 months, 1 week ago on Wimbledon Women’s Semi-Finals Preview
I am going for Lisicki, Li, Bartoli and Kvitova to make the semi-finals. I like that you have gone for Flipkens and was tempted myself because she is definitely underrated. She has a great game for the grass and will run Kvitova close, but I think Kvitova's experience at these stages of a Grand Slam will give her the slight edge.
8 months, 1 week ago on Wimbledon Women’s Quarter-Finals Preview
I am most intrigued by Hampton-Stephens... Hampton will have a lot of confidence going in with 7 wins at Eastbourne, but Stephens will be much fresher. Still, I fancy Jamie to come through.
Wawrinka has been much more mentally tough this year and I think he will take out Hewitt, but it is sure to be a five setter.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on tennis.com - Three To See, Wimbledon: Day 1
Serena and Murray are my champions and I would say that Hampton/Hantuchova and Gasquet/Youzhny are my dark horses.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on tennis.com - Expert Picks 2013 Wimbledon
I agree with the semi-final predictions and cannot see Serena getting upset along the way. I am most intrigued by Hampton-Stephens in the first round as I see the winner making the quarters, hopefully Hampton. Halep's form has been terrific since Rome and I think she will take out Li Na in R2, if not Hantuchova will probably do so in R3.
It should be a great two weeks but I hope someone can challenge Serena along the way...
8 months, 2 weeks ago on tennis.com - Let's Do It Again
A great preview... hard to look past Serena but rest of the draw looks interesting. Although I fancy a Serena-Lisicki 4R showdown, Elena Vesnina definitely deserves a mention. I cannot see Li getting past both Halep and Hantuchova and fancy her to fall early. It is rather incredible for Halep to claim back-to-back titles on clay and grass so I am very intrigued to see how far she goes his week.
Hampton-Sloane is the toughest first rounder by far and I spent ages deliberating on it. I have gone for Jamie although I am wary of whether she is spent from her exploits in Eastbourne. I am confident that the winner of Jamie/Sloane should take out Wozniacki in the third round. I was not impressed by Ivanovic at all in Eastbourne and think 4th round is the very best she could hope for. Kvitova is the only player on her day I could see challenging Serena on her day, but she is far too much of a risk. Still, I hope we get to see Vika/Kvitova in the quarters.
I agree with you from the semi-final predictions, but I have a few upsets in the quarters with Hampton and Hantuchova.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Wimbledon 2013 Women’s Draw Preview and Analysis
A good preview, who are you predicting as the winner? I'm going for Murray over Djokovic in the final. I think it is a wide open tournament with the top 4 all quite evenly matched. I felt at the start of the year Murray would win Wimbledon. After seeing him come through at Queens and because he is fresh from not playing RG, he just gets the nod for me. Gasquet is the only player from outside the top 8 that I think will break into the quarter-finals. It's a risky one as he is 1-15 in 4th round Grand Slam matches, but there's always got to be a punt in there! I hope Nadal-Federer happens, it will be a pretty surreal occasion for a quarter-final.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Wimbledon 2013 Men’s Draw Preview and Analysis
Agree with your final predictions and hope we get to see at least one match-up including the big three. I do not fancy Aga or Errani to do well here and predict Ivanovic and Lepchenko making quarters; Lepchenko has favourable head-to-head records over both Vinci and Errani and is my wild punt of the week. Vika has a tough opener against Pavlyuchenkova, but I think having played 5 matches in Oeiras, Azarenka will actually come through relatively comfortably.
10 months, 1 week ago on tennis.com - Meet-Up in Madrid
Great performance from Sharapova and a massive improvement from her performance against Kerber from yesterday. I thought Li played alright today, just beaten by a much better player on the day.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on tennis.com - Stuttgart: Sharapova d. Li
Tough match for Sharapova and strange to see her win the first set in all three matches this week, but lose the second. Kerber played well, but like Ivanovic, wilted at the crucial stage of the decider. I don't hold much hope for Kerber in this match-up in the future because Sharapova was pretty terrible for large patches of second and third set, but yet still found a way to win.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on tennis.com - Stuttgart: Sharapova d. Kerber