September 2022 Avanti Sports Tennis To-Go ( See Below, Scroll Down)

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Avanti Seattle & Mill Creek Tennis Club will be closed Mon Sept 5th for LABOR DAY. Regular Hrs will recommence Tues Sept 6th.

US Open Edition Sale

Appetizers
Nike Bucket Hats 20% OFF
Rock the AUSSIE HAT

Price $25 Reg $32


HEAD TI Conquest Racquet $34.95

The Head Ti Conquest is a great entry level Racquet for Jrs and Adults. The Nano Titanium technology provides added power and stability on each shot. Its 102 sq inch oversized head size and 27 inch length gives improved control on shots using moderate swing speeds. The o-beam construction gives the Ti. Conquest durability and comfort.


BABOLAT RACQUETS (BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE PLAYER) $99.95-$109.95

Babolat Boost Rafa A, Boost USA, Boost Strike,
Strung w/Cover

The Babolat Boost series is perfect for Beginner to Intermediate level players looking to step up their game. Both the Boost S and Boost A are constructed with top-of-the-line technologies, at a far lower price point. Both racquets come strung and include full-length covers.
(All specifications are consistent with the top listed type unless listed otherwise)

Boost Rafa A (Yellow/ Purple) – $109.95
23mm/26mm/23mm beam, 16×19 string pattern, 102 sq. inch head,9.2oz
Grip Sizes available: 4, 4 1/8, 4 1/4, 4 3/8, 4 1/2

Boost Drive USA – $99.95
9.2 oz strung, 105 sq inch
Grip Sizes available: 4 1/4, 4 3/8


Boost S (Red) $99.95
9.6oz strung, 102 sqinch
Grip Sizes available: 4, 4 1/8, 4 1/4, 4 3/8, 4 1/2


2022 Head Instinct Team L, MP, Power 115 $129.95-169.95

The New 2022 Head Instinct comes with a new cosmetic update along with the same technologies as previous Graphene 360+. This signature technology allows for a balance of stability and power with every shot. At an affordable price, the Head Instinct is perfect for player looking to take their game to the next level without breaking the bank.

Instinct Team L: 23/26/23mm beam, 107 sq inch head, 10 oz strung weight. Great for Beginner-Intermediate High School Players on a budget.
Instinct MP: 23/26/23mm beam, 100 sq inch head, 11.2 oz strung weight. Great for Advanced High School Players on a budget.
Instinct Power: 28/29/29mm beam, 115 sq inch head, 8.7 oz strung weight. Great for Seniors and Players looking to add more Power on a budget.


PRICE:
Team L:
$129.95
MP:
$149.95
Power:
$169.95
STRUNG PPS 16/17

ENTREES

NEW 2022 RACQUETS

BLUE PLATE SPECIAL

Tecnifibre T-Fight 305
Endorsed by Daniil Medvedev (RUS)

 Isoflex technology, progressive stiffness all around the frame and associated with each rope in order to standardize the head to increase forgiveness and stability at impact. Weight of 305g for maximum maneuverability and the ability to accelerate the racquet head and specific 18×19 string pattern for a perfect combination of control and spin while managing the frequency of breakage. The best choice for competitors looking for control and playability.
Standard: 23mm/23mm/22.5mm beam, 18 x 19 string pattern, 98sq inch head, 11.3 oz strung weight.
PRICE: $239.95
STRUNG PPS 16/17

2022 Yonex Ezone 98 & 100
Endorsed by Nick Kyrgios (AUS)

New for 2022, the 7th Generation Ezone Franchise features a thicker Shaft design, giving the player a more powerful and penetrative shot with better stability. Developed over 30 years ago, the ISOMETRIC™ design increases the sweet spot by 7%*. Compared to a conventional round frame, a square-shaped ISOMETRIC™ racquet generates a larger sweet spot by optimizing the intersection of the main and cross strings.
ISOMETRIC™ technology delivers greater control without sacrificing power.
All racquet specifications are the same as the first listed unless otherwise specified.
Ezone 98: 23.5mm/24.5mm/19.5mm beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 98 sq inch head, 10.8 oz strung weight.

Ezone 98 Tour: 23.5mm/24.5mm/19.5mm beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 98 sq inch head, 11.1 oz strung weight.
Ezone 100: 23.8mm/ 26.5mm/22.5mm beam. 16 x 19 string pattern, 100 sq inch head 10.6 oz strung weight.

PRICES:
Ezone 98: $244.95
Ezone 98 Tour: $265
Ezone 100:
$244.95

STRUNG PPS 16/17

2022 Yonex VCore 95, 97, 100
Endorsed by Elena Rybakina, (KAZ)

The 2022 iteration of the Yonex VCore Pro series features enhanced spin, control, and feel. Using a new flexible type of graphite in the redesigned beam of the racquet, the VCorePro offers better feel and flexibility upon ball impact.

VCore 95: 21.5mm/22mm/21mm beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 95 sq in head, 10.9 oz strung weight. – Price $244.95
VCore 98: 22.5mm/23mm/21mm beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 98 sq in head, 10.8 oz strung weight. – Price $244.95
VCore 100: 24mm/25mm/22mm beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 100 sq in head, 10.6 oz strung weight. – Price $249.95
Strung PPS 16/17

2022 Babolat Pure Aero Rafa – Standard, Team, Lite and Boost
Endorsed by Rafa Nadal, (ESP)
Congrats on his 22 Grand Slam Titles


2005 – 2022

The 2022 Rafa Pure Aero comes in a new cosmetic showcasing the vibrant colors of Spain. This latest incarnation utilizes the latest racket technology combining FSI Spin, Aeromodular 3, and the Cortex Pure Feel. With these advancements in place, the Babolat Pure Aero is the perfect racket to enhance a player’s spin and optimize a balance between power and feel.
All racquet specifications are the same as the first listed unless otherwise specified.
Standard: 23mm/26mm/23mm beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 100 sq inch head, 11.2 oz strung weight.
Team: 10.6 oz strung weight.
Lite: 10.1 oz strung weight.
Boost RAFA: 23mm/26mm/23mm beam, 16×19 string pattern, 102 sq. inch head, 9.8oz strung weight

PRICES:
Standard:
$259.95
Team, Lite:
$229.95
Boost RAFA:
$109.95
STRUNG PPS 16/17

The Babolat Rafa bag comes in 3 sizes, 12 pack, 6 pack, and long backpack. Both the 12 and 6 packs come with a durable insulated compartments to keep your rackets safe from a wide range of temperatures. They both include separate vented shoe pouches along with a bottle opener zipper. The Long Backpack covers your racquet handles and it includes a separate shoe pouch.
PRICES:
12 Pack:
$139.95
6 Pack:
$119.95
Backpack:
$109.95

Babolat Pure Aero VS (X2) $559.95 or $279.95 (x1)
Endorsed by Carlos Alcaraz, ( ESP)

You love spin and your game demands precision. To take your tennis to the next level, you need the Pure Aero VS. The Pure Aero VS combines the ultimate spin of the Pure Aero with the extra precision that your game demands. The Pure Aero VS is sold in matched pairs with a maximum weight difference of 1g.
Pure Aero Pro VS: 21mm/23mm/22mm beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 98 sq in head, 11.3 oz strung weight. – Price $559.95. X 2 or $279.95 x 1

2022 Head Boom Team, MP & Pro (Ask about In-Store Special)
Endorsed by Coco Gauff, (USA)

The new 2022 Head Boom has state-of-the-art Auxetic construction in the yoke piece, giving you optimal impact feel and super accurate feedback. Other innovations include the unique Morph Beam frame construction, which merges an elongated box beam shaft with a powerful head for the perfect blend of feel and ease on court. Another technology that has been developed specifically for the series is the Uni Pattern, a uniform string pattern which allows for a consistent ball trajectory on every shot for reliable and forgiving play. Now available in a lighter Team Version, 102 Sq Inch Head, 25 MM Beam and 9.7 oz’s.

Boom Team: 25mm/25mm/25mm beam 16 x 19 string pattern, 102 sq in head, 9.7 oz strung weight – Price $229.95
Boom MP: 24mm/24mm/24mm beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 100 sq in head, 11.1 oz strung weight. – Price $249.95
Boom Pro : 22mm/22mm/22mm beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 99 sq in head, 11.6 oz strung weight. – Price $259.95

Strung PPS 16/17

2022 NEW HEAD SPEED PRO/MP
Endorsed by Novak Djokovic
(SRB)
Congrats on his 7th Wimbledon Title

The New 2022 Head Speed is built for speed, and a fast swing, the SPEED PRO now has even more sensational feel with the introduction of the new Auxetic construction. Part of the SPEED series, this racquet is engineered for advanced tournament players who are looking for optimal control for their fast-paced games. The refresh includes a new elegant and asymmetric design with a matte and glossy finish and chrome details.

Speed Pro: 23mm/23mm/23mm beam, 18 x 20 string pattern, 100sq inch head, 11.5 oz strung weight.
Speed MP: 23mm/ 23mm/23mm beam. 16 x 19 string pattern, 100 sq inch head 11.1 oz strung weight.

PRICES:
Speed Pro:
$259.95
Speed MP:
$249.95
STRUNG PPS 16/17

2022 Head Prestige Pro, Tour
Endorsed by Marin Cilic (HRV)

The 2022 Head Prestige line-up offers a new innovative touch on a Head classic. It is equipped with a high distinctive carbon element which gives the player extra control and precision . This racket is perfect for advanced players who are looking to up their game with a racket with sensational feel and control.

Prestige Pro: 20mm/20mm/20mm beam, 18 x 20 string pattern, 98 sq in head, 11.9 oz strung weight PRICE: $259.95
Prestige Tour: 22mm/22mm/22mm beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 95 sq in head, 11.8 oz strung weightPRICE: $259.95
STRUNG PPS 16/17

Head Radical 360+ MP, Pro, S
Endorsed by Taylor Fritz, (USA)

The 2021 iteration of Head’s Radical series features new Graphene 360+ technology, providing more optimal flexibility and a cleaner feel.
(All specifications are consistent with the top listed type unless listed otherwise)
Radical MP: 20/23/21mm beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 98 sq inch head, 11.2 oz strung weight.
Radical Pro: 20/21.5/21mm beam, 98 sq inch head, 11.7 oz strung weight.
Radical S: 22/25/23mm beam, 102 sq inch head, 10.4 oz strung weight.

PRICE:
MP:
$229.95
Pro:
$239.95
S:
$199.95
STRUNG PPS 16/17

2022 NEW WILSON CLASH v2 98, 100, 100 Pro, 100L & 108

The hero model of the groundbreaking and immensely popular Clash line revises the recipe for more consistency, more sustainability and a more killer design. An immediate appeal for its blend of flexibility and stability for a feeling unlike any other, this racket elevates playability thanks to a revised construction at the tip of the hoop that significantly enlarges the sweet spot. Agiplast plant-based bumper, grommets and end cap incorporate sustainable components for a reduced footprint on the environment. An embossed Clash logo on the throat completes a racket that pairs dynamic looks with even more dynamic performance.

Clash 98: 16 x 20 string pattern, 98sq inch head, 11.5 oz strung weight.
Clash 100: 16 x 19 string pattern, 100 sq inch head 10.9 oz strung weight.
Clash 100 Pro: 16 x 20 string pattern, 100 sq inch head, 11.5 oz strung weight.
Clash 100L: 16 x 19 string pattern, 100 sq inch head, 10.4 oz strung weight.
Clash 108: 16 x 19 string pattern, 108 sq inch head, 10.5 oz strung weight.

PRICES:
Clash 98:
$269.95
Clash 100:
$269.95
Clash 100 Pro:
$269.95
Clash 100L:
$269.95
Clash 108:
$269.95
STRUNG PPS 16/17

2022 Wilson Blade v8 98 16×19, 18×20, 100L & 104
Endorsed by Stefanos Tsitsipas, (GR)

The New V8 Wilson Blade is equipped with a captivating new design along with modern racket technology to elevate a players game. This racket features Braided Graphite, an elastic and reactive material allowing for more contact with the ball, resulting in greater control and feel. Another enhancement added is the FORTYFIVE°, this is a patent protected frame layout, which allows for flexibility and stability with the ball, pairing well with the modern vertical swing path.

Blade 98 16×19: 21mm beam, 16 x 19 String pattern, 98 sq inch head, 11.3 oz strung weight – $229.95

Blade 98 18×20: 21mm beam, 16×19 string pattern, 98 sq. inch head, 11.4 oz strung weight-$229.95

Blade 100L: 22.5 beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 100 sq inch head, 10.6 oz strung weight-$219.95

Strung with PPS 16/17

Blade 104: 22.5 beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 100 sq inch head, 10.6 oz strung weight-$219.95
Strung with PPS 16/17

Iconic Racquets Currently In Stock

Wilson Pro Staff 97v13
Endorsed by Roger Federer, (SUI)

GOAT Status 20 Grand Slam Titles
Available NOW, Seattle & Mill Creek


20032018

The 13th-generation Pro Staff features a design that summons the heritage of the iconic Pro Staff franchise from years past, the all-new Pro Staff series enhances precision while maintaining the classic feel beloved by its users worldwide. The key ingredient: double braided fibers arranged at 45-degree angles that net incredible ball pocketing feel and stability. Avanti Sports will stock 3 versions of this iconic frame:

Pro Staff RF97 v13: 21.5 mm/21.5 mm/21.5 mm beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 97 sq in head, 12.6 oz strung weight.
PRICE $279
STRUNG PPS 16/17

Pro Staff 97 v13: 21.5mm/21.5mm/21.5mm beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 97 sq in head, 11.7 oz strung weight.
PRICE: $279
STRUNG PPS 16/17

Pro Staff 97L v13: 23.5mm/23.5mm/23.5mm beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 97 sq in head, 10.8 oz strung weight
PRICE: $279
STRUNG PPS 16/17

2021 Racket Clearance

Wilson Clash v1 US Open Sale – $199.95 Reg – $269.95

Wilson’s Revolutionary new series the Clash is a Racquet that is both Flexible and Stable. It utilizes two technologies, Free Flex which bends the racket in horizontal and vertical directions so players can swing freely and powerfully while still controlling the ball. And Stable Smart which maintains high-performing stability while also enhancing the flexibility of the frame, improving the power and stability of the racquet. The Clash is a stable racquet that has the feel of a Wood racquet and incredible flexibility that is easy on the arm. Winner of the 2019 Tennis Magazines Editors Choice Award for “Best New Innovation”.

Clash 98: 24mm beam, 16 x 19 String pattern, 98 sq inch head, 11.5 oz strung weight – $199.95
Clash 100L: 24.5mm beam, 16×19 string pattern, 100 sq. inch head, 10.3 oz strung weight-
$199.95
Clash 100: 24.5mm beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 100 sq inch head, 11 oz strung weight- $199.95
Clash 100 Pro: 24.5 beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 100 sq inch head, 11.5 oz strung weight-
$199.95
Clash 108: 24.5mm beam, 16×19 string pattern, 108 sq. inch head, 10.4oz strung weight- $199.95

2021 Yonex Ezone 98 , 98 Tour, 100 $179.95
Reg – $229.95

Ezone Tour 98: 23mm/ 24mm/ 19mm beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 98 sq inch head, 11.7 oz strung weight
Ezone 98: 23mm/24mm/19mm beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 98 sq in head, 11.3 oz strung weight.
Ezone 100: 23.5mm/26mm/22mm beam, 16 x 19 string pattern, 100 sq in head, 11.2 oz strung weight.

PRICE: $179.95
STRUNG PPS 16/17

SIDE ORDERS

There has been a 10 month global shortage of Asics shoes due to Covid and supply chain issues. We have received a shipment of Gel resolution 8’s and Speed FF’s, available at both locations Seattle and Mill Creek Tennis Club. Closing supplies are limited

Asics Gel Resolution 8 Regular and Wide M’s (L) W’s (C) (R)


The Gel-Resolution 8 tennis shoe promotes a responsive stride with a close-to-the-court feel. The Flexion Fit upper provides form-fitting support with the integration of DYNAWALL technology, which offers added midfoot stability during lateral movements and coast-to-coast coverage. (M’s on left, W’s center and right)
Outsole durability is guaranteed by Asics for up to 6 months after initial purchase.
PRICE: $140

Asics Speed FF M’s (L) W’s (R)

The Asics Speed FF boasts rear and forefoot GEL® technology, providing unparalleled comfort and shock absorption. The SOLUTION SPEED™ FF tennis shoe boasts a durable tennis AHAR® outsole, FLEXION FIT® vamps and PGUARD™ toe protector, as well as an Anti-Gravel Tongue that repels dirt and debris, so nothing will get in the way of your game. It all makes for a durable shoe that you can really put through its paces on court.
Men’s (L) W’s (R)
PRICE: $130

Babolat M’s & W’s SFX 3 $99.95

With this new iteration of the SFX series, Babolat introduces a more breathable and flexible design for the upper of the shoe. This shoe is wider than average in the toebox. This shoe features a wide toe-box.
PRICE: $99.95

Babolat M’s & W’s Mach 3 $140

Lightweight, comfortable, and built for speed. The all-new Jet Mach 3 is packed with the latest technology. Every detail is designed to increase player confidence and speed on court. The Jet Mach 3 is the ultimate weapon to get you faster to the ball.
PRICE: $140

Adidas Men’s SoleCourt (LAST EDITION)

Stafanos Tsitsipas shoe of choice, the SoleCourt has an extended Boost Cushioning system from the Heel to the Mid-foot. It has an Anti-Roll Bar for Stability and a Wide Toe Box. This is the last edition of the Adidas SoleCourt and it will no longer be produced. Avanti has the stocked up on the last of these shoes, buy 1-2-3 Pairs now while supplies last (available in both stores).
PRICE: $160


Women’s Adidas Ava Court (US Open Sale)

Avacourt was engineered based on women’s preferences and average female athlete size. The lightweight Bounce Pro Midsole provides cushioning in all the right places, while the TPU Torsion System offers an optimal balance of stability and flexibility.
Price (Top): $140
Price (Bottom) :
$124.95


Adidas US Open Sale Barricades
$124.95

Men’s (L & C) Women’s (R)

US Open Sale $99.95 (W’s)

Adidas Men’s Barricades
US Open Sale
$114.95

An iconic franchise. Two decades of expertise. Loyal to its legendary DNA yet filled with innovation, the crown jewel of adidas tennis has been reimagined to give athletes the confidence to persevere through extremes and conquer the court. The new Barricade is lighter and more streamlined than previous versions while maintaining it’s legendary stability and durability.
PRICE: $124.95
Reg:
$140

Adidas Men’s and Women’s Wimbledon Ubersonic 4
M’s Green – $140 M’s White – $130
Neon Pink & White –
$130
Men’s (L) Women’s (R)


Time is your greatest weapon on the tennis court. Earn it in these lightweight adidas Adizero Ubersonic 4 shoes. Their stretch-woven upper keeps you comfortably locked in as you give it your all. Underneath, low-profile Lightstrike cushioning ensures you’re always ready to respond.
Men’s (L), Women’s (C,R)
PRICE: $140 (Men’s)
PRICE:
$130 (Women’s)

Women’s Nike Osaka Air Court Zoom GP Turbo: $124.95

This version of Naomi Osaka’s shoe combines a responsive Zoom Air unit with zones of durability, so you can stay fresh longer.
PRICE: $124.95
Reg: $150

New For the US Open Nike Vapor Pro HC – $120 (W’s L & M’s R)

Women’s Nike Vapor Pro HC (US Open Sale): $99.95
Paula Badosa’s Shoe of Choice



Men’s Nike Vapor Pro HC (US Open Sale):
$99.95
Carlos Alcaraz’s Shoe of Choice


The NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor Pro takes everything you love about the NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor X and makes it lighter and more supportive. The 3-layer design puts breathability, stability and durability where they’re needed most, all while keeping weight at a minimum.
PRICE: $120


M’s Nike Cage 4 RAFA
Nike Cage 4 Rafa White – $150

M’s Nike Cage 4 Rafa US Open Sale – $120

Rafael Nadal (ESP)’s shoe of choice, the NikeCourt Zoom Cage 4 is made for the player seeking strength and speed on the hardcourt. The shoe’s unique cage design provides maximum durability and cushioning, and is also lighter than ever.
PRICE: $120
Price (Full White): $150
Outsole durability is guaranteed by Nike for up to 6 months after the initial purchase.

K-Swiss HyperCourt Express ORIGINAL LIMITED EDITION (W’s Right, M’s Left)

A Limited Edition the Hypercourt Express Orginal is a lightweight tennis shoe designed for on-court performance for the highest levels of play. Its upper is constructed with Seamfree™ technology, a state-of-the-art heat welded seamless construction method that bonds layers of TPU onto breathable tech mesh for flexible support without stitching. On the inside, a well-padded ankle collar provides comfort and stability while a molded Ortholite sock liner adds responsive cushioning underfoot.
Price: $124.95

K-Swiss Hyper Court 2 (W’s left, M’s C & R 2E Wide)

K-Swiss best-selling shoe, the Hypercourt Express 2, is light, comfortable, breathable, and has a generous fit, making it the ideal choice for a variety of playing styles and levels. Durawrap Flex, gives the shoe support with no break-in period, while Surgelite midsole technology provides all day comfort.
Price: $109.95
Reg: $115

Desserts

Adidas Paris Tee Men’s shirts $60

Nike Apparel
Henley Polo (L)
$45, Rafa Polo (C) $38, Dry Fit Polo (R) $45


Nike Court M’s / W’s Warm-ups- $155
W’s Red Jacket is paired with navy blue pants / White Jacket paired with black pants

Technifibre Bags

The Tecnifibre Tour RS Rackpack L & XL Gear bag has adjustable compartments or racks. Using Velcro dividers you can hold 4-8-12 Racquets. You can array the racks to feature 1 big compartment, or 3, 4, 5, 6 racks. It has a separate shoe compartment, 2 separate mesh compartments for grips, strings, wristbands, and an end compartment for keys, wallet and smartphone. Comes with backpack straps with a chest strap, sling handgrips, and end handgrips. If you are a Tournament Player this is the ultimate travel bag. If fits into the overhead bins on most commercial jets. This is the bag of choice for Coach Roger Mark.
Large: $129.95
XL:
$149.95


The TOUR ENDURANCE range has been designed to withstand the extreme conditions experienced by players on the Tour. It is the reference in terms of durability. Tear-proof Tarpaulin material, waterproof construction, ergonomic carrying system, it will accompany you for long tennis sessions in all weathers as well as on tournament tours at the other end of the world.
12 pack:
$129.95
6 pack: $79.95

STRING SPECIALS

Yonex Tour Super 850 Multifilament

The Yonex Tour Super 850 is a multifilament engineered with high elasticity allowing for easy power and spin generation. This nylon helps maintain string tension and optimizes playability.
SALE: $34.95
REG:
$39.95

Solinco Confidential 125

The Solinco Confidential 125 is a stiff 4 edged string that is constructed for tension maintainance. Its great for advanced players who are looking to generate lots of spin with control.
SALE:
$39.95
REG:
$44.95

Coach’s Tip: US Open Predictions
Coach Ian Purganan, Tennis Professional , Mill Creek Tennis Club


Contact Coach Ian

Purganan at:

florian.purganan@gmail.com or

call 206-383-0720 to schedule a private lesson.

$70 Members,

$90 Non Members

This past Monday, play commenced for the last Grand Slam of the year, the 2022 U.S. Open. This tournament is intriguing for a number of reasons. First, it will be Serena Williams’ final grand slam, as she plans to retire from tennis. Next, Novak Djokovic withdrew prior to the start of tournament due to travel restrictions into the U.S. Lastly, several big names have already lost in the first week, including: last year’s winner Emma Raducanu, 2018 and 2020 U.S Open Champion Naomi Osaka, second seeded Anett Kontaveit, third seeded Maria Sakkari, seventh seeded Simona Halep, fourth seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas, and tenth seeded Taylor Fritz.

My Prediction for the Men’s Draw: With Djokovic absent and Nadal having suffered an abdominal tear during Wimbledon earlier this year, the odds-on favorite to win this year’s U.S. Open has to be Daniil Medvedev. Medvedev is last year’s champion, and most recently had a semi-final showing at the Masters 1000 tournament in Cincinnati. He is in-form and has the game to excel on hard courts. My dark horse pick is Nick Kyrgios, who most recently defeated Medvedev at the Masters 1000 in Montreal. They have a potential meeting in the Round of 16. 

My Prediction for the Women’s Draw: Iga Swiatek, the number one seed, is still in it, but faces Sloane Stephens in the second round. After taking out the second seed, and if she continues to win, Serena may not face another seeded player under the Quarterfinals. But I am going to go with Coco Gauff. She faces another hard-hitting American in the third round, Madison Keys. If she can get past Keys, I think she will have a smooth road to the finals. She made the French Open finals earlier this year, will have the crowd on her side, and she is hungry for her maiden slam.