The Two Versions of Roger Federer

Having recently turned my focus to tennis on this blog (tennis has always been a first love outside of social media), I have become much more aware of the drama surrounding Roger Federer.  In my naiveté, he was purely a tennis great with a persuasive GOAT case.  Like most, I loved his style of play, his …

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More Tennis Analysis

Tennis fans are in full hypothetical mode (some might say there's a lot of hype, too), looking at comparisons, history, using common sense and bias to try and figure-out where Djokovic ends-up in the big picture of men's tennis.  A very common approach is to compare Nole to Federer and Nadal, looking at age, majors accumulated, at …

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Wimbledon Men’s Final and Serena Follow-up

The men's final today was fantastic, for two sets at least.  Indeed, we were graced with another Wimbledon men's final that captured much of the beauty and competitive history of that grand major championship (for instance, seeing past champions dressed to the nines, aging splendidly, is always a treat).  Despite the dramatics of the first two …

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Trouble in Women’s Tennis

I enjoy watching tennis; my mom and grandfather brought me up in the game.  I have enjoyed playing the sport and really enjoy watching the best in the game perform.  The sport, especially singles, pits athletes mano-a-mano where specific skills are needed to overcome an opponent.  We see great feats of power and finesse, supreme strategy and jaw-dropping otherworldly championship …

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Wimbledon at the Quarters and Mountain Running

Wimbledon The Championships at Wimbledon are just beyond the half-way point, so we almost have the quarters filled-in and those battles set to go.  Some very intriguing storylines.  In a previous post, I thought Stan Wawrinka might be feeling a bit too much of his French Open hang-over to pose much of a threat on the grass …

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The 100: A Personal Poem

Beer and An Analogy Writing this and sipping a Stone RuinTen, indeed a "recklessly hoppy" triple IPA.  I like it a lot.  There's a lot going on: starts with a sweet little lift-off and lands grapefruit and malty pine, pursuing a bitter, satisfying end.  Like most big beers (or endurance events to strike the obvious analogy), it's a journey (but …

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