Federer v Berdych Preview

This is late. Didn't have time to write this preview, but have started thinking about my Nadal Melbourne eulogy and will post that tomorrow along with reaction to this last QF. Like Nadal, we're having a tough time reading Federer, but from what I've seen the tennis hasn't been lights-out; but neither have his opponents, …

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Djokovic v Chung 2018 AO R16

Ваy, 와우, wow. . . Would love to have live blogged this match. So many thoughts racing through my imagination while these two genius' raced along the baseline to-and-fro, chasing their dreams, running from their nightmares. There's a bit of context to a match like this. Penetration. The man with the most violent ground stroke …

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AO R16: Dimitrov Outclasses Kyrgios

I was wrong on this one, on the pick to win the match. Kyrgios was awful and Dimitrov was steady enough to take care of business, which is no small task in the heat of R16 play at a major. He played and acted like a top seed. Very good to see this Dimitrov, which …

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AO R16

An interesting couple of days, which is really par for the course. Some upsets (on paper) and a few guys seemingly finding some form for the second week of tennis in Melbourne. Top-down, we have Nadal facing the ever resilient Schwartzman in R16. I have made clear my cynicism about Nadal's little Australian summer vacation; …

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AO R32 (Update Draw Analysis)

A quick post as the R32 is underway. Federer's QF match with Del Potro looks wicked; if Del Potro somehow doesn't survive his R16, Federer's route becomes pretty enviable. I watched a bit his R2 match and #2 looked sharper, more efficient against a big attacking German no less. Fun tennis match to watch, for …

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Federer Bedene Translation and Novak is Back

If you didn't watch the Federer v Bedene match, here's your take-away, according to the ATP website and probably a bunch of tweets and other media. As I write this post, that's the main page story, which sounds just delightful. The match was not a masterclass. Bedene resisted once the first set was in the …

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