Reflecting on 2018 WB aka the Return of the Djoker

He's Actually The Dark Knight There's too much to unpack from this huge win for Djokovic at 2018 Wimbledon. We'll do our best here, for starters, but know that the tour's tenor now looking at the rest of 2018 is out of this world interesting and full of anticipation as Novak has definitively declared war …

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“This is Major Tom to Ground Control”

I'm not lost in space, nor am I somehow without much to say about Novak's 4th WB title. You should know I have a lot to say. . . Many of you were reading my "Naked Pictures of Nadal" post throughout the fortnight (actually that's one people regularly seem drawn to for whatever reasons 😉 …

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Isner and (Again) Djokovic

The way Kevin Anderson has solidified his game to the tune of making now two deep runs at major championships in less than a year, along with his win over Federer in the QF, makes picking Isner almost jingoistic (in this day and age, even a blog about tennis can be interpreted politically by an …

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Prediction of Nadal v Djokovic

What has made much of this golden age so interesting concerns the depth and complexity of these bigger-than-the-sport rivalries (which is part of the flaw of presentism in any discourse, a latest-is-the-greatest, a newest-is-truest stupidity). But these three rivalries' longevity alone (historical fact) makes them significant. There's the Fedal H2H about which folks have gotten …

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Men’s Semi-finals Set

My gut says a final between Djokovic and Isner. But give me a couple of hours, a couple of beers to confirm. I was 3/4 on my QF picks but the riff I played on Federer's ping-pongy tennis, spot-on analysis you only find here, elevates my play to 100%. Addendum on Federer v Anderson He …

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2018 WB Quarter-finals Preview

We'll make this as quick as we can. Raonic v Isner. Raonic has been to this tournament's final, so clearly he has the experience (beating Federer in the SF that year -- 2016 -- doesn't hurt either even though the Swiss was ailing and about to forego the rest of the season). Isner is 3-1 …

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2018 Wimbledon: the Double Edged Sword

Not a lot of writing these days because I'm not that interested in writing. The Wimbledon tennis has been fairly predictable and we have the big double-edged sword of the ATP tour riddling the warm air of this July fortnight. One edge speaks to the brilliant golden age of tennis that magically continues, the Federer, …

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