Grand Slams

First Round Upset Picks at Wimbledon 2016

June 26, 2016

It’s that time of year again. The day before the start of Wimbledon. Requests have already started to come in for my annual top five first round upset picks at SW19. After two successive years of 1-4 records in the prognosticating business I thought I’d give it a rest. Popular demand dictates that I can’t. […]

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Djokovic Beats Murray to Win French Open

June 5, 2016

Novak Djokovic completed a career Grand Slam by capturing his first French Open title Sunday afternoon, rallying past rival Andy Murray 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to finally hoist the Coupe des Mousquetaires after failing in three previous finals at Roland Garros. The top-ranked Serb became the eighth male player to win all four Grand Slams, […]

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Murray Completes Stunning Comeback Against Stepanek

May 24, 2016

Andy Murray rallied from a two-set deficit to defeat Czech veteran Radek Stepanek 3-6, 3-6, 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 earlier today at the French Open. The first-round thriller, carried over from last night after waning daylight forced suspension of play, marked the ninth time Murray has escaped from two sets down and the third time at […]

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Groth Muscles Past Mannarino in Opening Round of Australian Open

January 19, 2016

Big-serving Australian Sam Groth got off the schneid and won his first match of the year Tuesday afternoon, defeating Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 7-6 (6), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in round one of the Australian Open. Groth had lost in the opening round of his last four tournaments, including Brisbane and Sydney to start the 2016 season […]

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Djokovic Wears Down Federer to Win U.S. Open

September 14, 2015

Novak Djokovic fought off a game Roger Federer and a boisterous pro-Swiss crowd to win his second U.S. Open title last night, defeating the former No. 1-ranked Swiss icon 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 in a final delayed three hours by rain showers. The match proved to be everything the star-studded audience had waited for. For […]

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Fognini Shocks Nadal in Epic Comeback at U.S. Open

September 5, 2015

Fabio Fognini stunned Rafael Nadal once again, defeating the Spaniard 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 in a pulsating third-round comeback at the U.S. Open ending in the wee hours Saturday morning after three hours and 46 minutes of scintillating action. The win was Fognini’s third of the year over Nadal and thrust the No. 32-seeded […]

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Picks and Preview for 2015 U.S. Open

August 30, 2015

It’s the last day of August and the first day of the U.S. Open tomorrow. Questions may reign about the likely winner in the men’s draw, but in reality, in my view, not many. Will there be a surprise victor, such as last year’s champion Marin Cilic? Don’t think so. I see one of the […]

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Djokovic Defeats Federer to Win Third Wimbledon Title

July 12, 2015

Defending champion Novak Djokovic won his third Wimbledon title Sunday afternoon in a rematch of last year’s final with Roger Federer, defeating the Swiss Maestro this time in four sets instead of five, 7-6 (1), 6-7 (10), 6-4, 6-3. The title was the top-seeded Djokovic’s ninth major, breaking a tie with five others for sole […]

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Federer Tops Murray to Advance to 10th Wimbledon Final

July 10, 2015

Second seed Roger Federer reached his record 10th Wimbledon final in a sparkling performance clearly belying his age this afternoon, defeating a game Andy Murray 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 and keeping alive a streak of never having lost a semifinal at SE19. The 33-year-old Federer served lights-out, pounded his ground strokes and owned the net. His […]

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Djokovic Escapes Exit from Wimbledon to Defeat Anderson in Five Sets

July 7, 2015

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic lived to fight another day today just as yesterday he lived to fight today. The defending Wimbledon champion survived a fifth-set shootout with Kevin Anderson at SE19 this afternoon, after rallying from a two-set deficit yesterday to tie the fourth-round match as darkness set in and forced suspension of the proceedings until […]

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