Nadal: 2019 Indian Wells

Sorry for the delay in this little post-Indian Wells discourse. Obviously, the injury to Nadal was very bad news for the entire tennis community (anyone with a pulse). We were frothing for sure, but watching the QF between Rafa and Karen had us walking very gingerly around this idea that we'd get this much anticipated …

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Federer: 2019 Indian Wells

So, let's pick-up where we left off. Let's make make some observations about our main cast of characters: Quick rehash of Dominic Thiem We already touched on his elevated play. He certainly played a tighter, more offensive style of tennis, the DTL BH improved immensely. That shot from all of the one-handers proves to be …

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QF Thursday Indian Wells

Due to distractions (work), I can't formulate too many thoughts on the first two QF matches today, so let's make this simple: I might say a slight upset would be Thiem beating Monfils today. I guess watching either on Saturday (trying to be transparent here) will be a joy. I prefer Thiem's style and, quite …

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R16 Indian Wells

Let's face the facts: I'm overly interested in the quality of the competition of Semi-final Saturday since I will be there in person. This means I'm most disappointed in Djokovic's loss not for his sake, but for mine. 😀 Are we surprised by the upset of Novak? Sure we are. Yet we've been high on …

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Tennis Fans are Not Very Smart

Which is fine.  Not enough of you read this blog, unfortunately, which minimizes your insight on this splendiferous sport. But most of you are just fanboys and fangirls, anyways, so what do you care? I had Evans' scare of Wawrinka in my sights: the Swiss looked dubious early, but thankfully he's through. I had Felix's …

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What Will Kyrgios Do?

Will the Aussie lose to Kohlschreiber, or beat him (as he should) and then pull-out against Novak? Here's what Nick is up-against. Djokovic said: ‘We’ve always been aware of his qualities and talent, and he’s got big weapons in his game: serve, obviously one of the best serves on the tour; big forehand and can …

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