22nd November 2017 was the day when we published our bold tennis predictions 2018. Some of predictions were called crazy at that time, some incompetent, and some were surprisingly praised by our readers. And as we were not afraid to publish predictions, we are also not afraid to say how good or wrong they were. Here is the list of the predictions compared with reality.
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2018
TennisProGuru winners pick: DJOKOVIC – PLISKOVA Karolina
Readers opinion: FEDERER – WILLIAMS Serena
People were picking Serena Williams before she announced she will skip Australian Open 2018. But she still got most votes.
Men’s draw: Federer 44%, Nadal 19%, Djokovic 13%
Ladies draw: Williams Serena 22%, Halep 16%, Muguruza 15%, Wozniacki 12%, Someone else 9%
(as of 13.01.2018)
Full results of our Australian Open 2018 Poll here
Result: FEDERER – WOZNIACKI
I was wrong and the public was right (at least in men’s draw). My both picks lost before the semifinals. Pliskova in quarterfinals and Djokovic even one round sooner. Novak Djokovic was not absolutely healthy what takes him out of the real attack on title. Karolina Pliskova met Simona Halep in quarterfinals and Simona is not her favorite opponent. Karolina did not resist at all.
The public was correct in seeing Federer as the winner. Almost half of our readers gave him the vote and were absolutely right. He lost his first set in final and nobody except Marin Cilic was able to resist him. Women pick was influenced by Serena Williams withdrawal. But other choices were Halep, Muguruza, Wozniacki which means the people have finalist almost right.
FRENCH OPEN 2018
TennisProGuru winners pick: NADAL – KERBER
Readers opinion: NADAL – HALEP
Men’s draw: Nadal 65%, Someone else 8%, Thiem 8%
Ladies draw: Halep 31%, Williams Serena 23%, Muguruza 14%
(as of 24/05/2018)
Full results of our French Open 2018 Poll here
Result: NADAL – HALEP
Congratulations to our readers and participants in French Open Poll. They got it absolutely right. It is not rocket science to predict Men’s draw winner when we speak about clay and French Open. Nadal was something like “sure” bet. However, to pick Simone Halep as winner was a different story. I am just sorry, that Kerber lost in quarterfinals with future winner in three set in pretty nerve-wrecking match. From then Simone Halep was just unbeatable and she absolutely deserved to win.
Once more congratulations to our readers!
TennisProGuru winners pick: DIMITROV – KVITOVA
Men’s draw :
US OPEN 2018
TennisProGuru winners pick: DJOKOVIC – SHARAPOVA
Men’s draw :
Full results of our US Open 2018 Poll here
NUMBER ONE POSITION
TennisProGuru picks for number one position:
NADAL to FEDERER to DJOKOVIC
HALEP to PLISKOVA to MUGURUZA to PLISKOVA
NADAL to FEDERER to NADAL
HALEP to WOZNIACKI to HALEP
Pliskova disappointed us at Australian Open, however quality of tennis played from quarterfinal at Ladies draw was outstanding. Wozniacki deserved her first Slam win and return to no. 1 position.
Federer is great, he plays great tennis and with Nadal injury, it was just question of time for Roger to become the oldest number one in history. Monday 19th February it is the reality. We were right at least with it.