Thoughts Post USO 2019 Part II

Yesterday's Part I simply clarified that this year's U.S. Open gave us another rendition of tennis in the Djokodal era. Who gets the better draw (who gets Federer -- which in these Bo5 tournaments, other than WB, means less and less)? Who has the most health? The history of tennis in the 21st century involves …

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Thoughts Post USO 2019 Part I

First, congrats to Rafa on winning his fourth U.S. Open, and his second major of the year, giving him, as we all know, 19 majors overall. Some are calling Rafa a 2019 year-end #1, as well. I suppose if Novak is really injured, then that's a fair assessment, but there is a lot of tennis …

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Thoughts on the U.S. Open Final

Some quick thoughts on tomorrow's U.S. Open Final between Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev. First of all, there is a women's final today and we (of the Mcshow clan) are flying the Canadian flag outside our home on our titanium flagpole. I recall seeing Bianca Andreescu's run to the IW title back in March. She …

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U.S. Open SF Preview

My delay in posting is because of work and because this tournament has very little intrigue other than wondering if one of these blokes has enough character to beat Rafa with his bag of tricks on full display at this depleted U.S. Open. Nadal is shameless. His time violations are well-documented. This particular "trick" is …

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Labor Day R16 Conclusion

The bottom-half of the men's draw, the wild wild west we'll call it, with its trusted lucky winner (a little twist of course since he's so often associated with a LL) Rafa Nadal at the head of this class (of misfits). I'm being a little rude, a little insensitive, for sure, but this is only …

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The 2019 USO is ATP Commentary

I saw a thread on Twitter recently that projected and simultaneously asked for responses on the final tally of career Majors for the Big 3. The tweet along with the several responses were all in the same ball park with various iterations: Novak finishing with 24, Nadal 22 and Federer 20; or Nadal 23, Djokovic …

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Dumpster Fire

Nothing new here with this absolute no-show from some of these so-called "top seeds." Nothing new that these youngsters have zero class/character/balls/kairos/confidence etc., etc. Thiem, Khachanov, Tsitsipas (tough draw, which we called), Zverev (he went five again -- he's done; in fact, he gets Tiafoe next. I'll take the American in five), and Bautista Agut …

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The Eve of the 2019 U.S. Open

If Novak doesn't defend his 2018 title, who is going to win this final major of 2019? Seriously. Who you got? Nadal or Federer? 😀 😀 😀 You don't think someone not part of the Big 3 can win this biggest of the brightest lights late night major tennis tournament parties going down in NYC, …

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Medvedev Storms the Castle

Good enough title for ya? Medvedev's quality is nothing new. Prior to his win over Novak in Monte Carlo and other "highlights" from the Russian in the past weeks that've gotten everyone all frothy on this 23 year-old, we liked his tennis last year and then some. Here's some discussion from about nine months ago …

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Kyrgios Wins the Point

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1O3q0sgW5o/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link But he lost the match, and has totally lost the plot, as well as anyone who might defend him (me). He's a complete liability on the court for the fans (who might be offended by his behavior, who might be betting on the match -- gambling is legal in many parts of the world …

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