Thursday, January 1, 2015

2015 ATP Predictions

We are just three days away from the 2015 ATP World Tour tennis season, which means it is time to make predictions for the upcoming season. This year, a panel of tennis experts answered 44 questions about what they think will happen in the upcoming tennis season.

I posted here my own picks, but on the link are the picks of all seven experts on the panel. We will revisit these predictions at the end of the 2015 season to see who did the best. There were only five questions that all seven experts were in complete agreement on. Click here for the full predictions of the 2015 season.

6.5 titles for Djokovic                                                                      Over
3.5 slam titles won by the Big Four                                                 Over
450 aces for Feliciano Lopez                                                           Under
2.5 players with titles on all three surfaces                                      Over
$1M in prize money for Leonardo Mayer all year                           Under
1.5 wins vs. top 10 opponents for Querrey                                      Under
4250 ranking points for Dimitrov                                                    Over
Pick a Pair: Which pair will combine for more ranking points by the end of the season?
Djokovic/Federer vs. Nadal/Murray                                        Djokovic/Federer
Raonic/Nishikori vs. Wawrinka/Berdych                                 Raonic/Nishikori
Tsonga/Simon vs. Gasquet/Monfils                                          Gasquet/Monfils
Isner/Groth vs. Karlovic/Anderson                                              Isner/Groth
Klahn/Johnson vs. Sock/Young                                                   Sock/Young
Kozlov/Donaldson vs. Milojevic/Djere                                     Milojevic/Djere
Muller/Schwartzman vs. Estrella Burgos/Goffin                 Estrella Burgos/Goffin
Vesely/Mannarino vs. Nieminen/Delbonis                              Vesely/Mannarino
Hewitt/Robredo vs. Youzhny/Becker                                         Hewitt/Robredo
Bryan/Bryan vs. Djokovic/Nadal                                               Djokovic/Nadal
Highest Ranking at any point in 2015
Milos Raonic:                                                                                     5
Viktor Troicki:                                                                                   39
Bernard Tomic:                                                                                  35
Dominic Theim:                                                                                 30
Ernests Gulbis:                                                                                   12
Marin Cilic:                                                                                         8
Nick Kyrgios:                                                                                     25
Borna Coric:                                                                                       50
Alexander Zverev:                                                                              80
Title Winners
Brisbane:                                                                                          Federer
Dubai:                                                                                             Djokovic
Indian Wells:                                                                                   Djokovic
Monte Carlo:                                                                                     Nadal
Halle:                                                                                                Federer
Wimbledon:                                                                                      Murray
Cincinnati:                                                                                       Djokovic
US Open Series:                                                                              Djokovic
ATP World Tour Finals:                                                                  Djokovic
Davis Cup:                                                                                  Czech Republic
Name a player that will…
Reach the top 10 for the first time                                                   Nobody
Not finish the year in top 10 that started there                                  Ferrer
Hit the most aces on tour                                                                  Raonic
Beat Nadal on clay                                                                          Djokovic
Be seeded No. 3 at Wimbledon                                                        Murray
Reach his first grand slam semifinal                                                 Nobody
Have the most 1000-level wins without a title                                 Berdych
Win five Davis Cup rubbers                                                             Berdych
Win a tour-level title as an unseeded player                                    Del Potro

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