Djokollapse: the final chapter?

The announced split from Marian Vajda, fitness coach Gebhard Phil Gritsch, and physiotherapist Miljan Amanovic seems to mark a final blast to the Djokovic camp, one that’s been crumbling, according to me and Novak, for about a year. He fired Boris Becker back in the fall and because of his continued struggles (despite what many …

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Reaction to 2021 Men’s USO Final

The loss or the win — however the fuck you want to see this match (you can’t have it both ways). This was an extraordinary match. We didn’t expect such an outcome. But hindsight, as they say, is 20/20. Extraordinary. No other way to describe how this men’s final unfolded. Novak had literally nothing left. …

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Partial Reaction to the USO Men’s Final

The first part (will write and publish all parts — see Table of Contents — throughout the day, between work responsibilities). Stay-tuned! The loss or the win — however the fuck you want to see this match (you can’t have it both ways). This was an extraordinary match. No other way to describe how this …

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Nadal Wins 13th, 100th, 20th . . .

I’m not a numerologist, but do those numbers mean something deeper, or is this just part of the statistical debris left blowing around Philippe-Chatrier following the 2020 men’s French Open final in which Rafael Nadal steamrolled Novak Djokovic 0 2 and 5. I kid you not: after the first two games of the match, I …

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Wimbledon Semi-final Preview

We have a nice little line-up for tomorrow’s Wimbledon men’s singles semi-finals. Though some of the draws burst into flames and let, in some respects, the dogs in, we arrive at a final four most tennis fans can appreciate, which may be a gigantic understatement. The Big 3 are alive and well, seemingly. Roger, you …

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