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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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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2019 AO: Djokovic Wins #7

What I really liked about the 2019 AO final last night between Novak and Rafa, their 53rd meeting, is how, true to form, this in-form Djokovic makes things so crystal clear for the audience, a crowd we could describe as a bit unhinged in their fanaticism, delusional perhaps: certainly unbalanced. Djokovic’s balanced tennis brings all …

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Time to Talk Tennis — AO 2019

Hello Since this is my first tennis post in the new year and we have perhaps a few points to wrap from 2018, let’s preface our discussion of Melbourne with some final thoughts of last season, a look at 2019, which will of course pretty much blend together as we circle back to preview Novak’s …

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2018 Cincy Final: Djokovic Routines Federer 4 and 4

By Roland Garros 2016, Djokovic winning a significant tennis tournament was a foregone conclusion. He won everything, had been basically doing so since 2014. 2015 and 2016 were arguably peak Djoker. Fedal were no where to be found. Murray and Stan made little cameos here and there. The tour belonged to Novak Djokovic. Then Djokollapse, …

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2018 Wimbledon Spells Doom

Am I officially jumping on the Djokovic bandwagon here with this title, guilty of over-valuing his win at Wimbledon? This could be a follow-up to my glowing review of the 2018 tournament that returned Djokovic to the soap opera that is the golden era of the ATP tour. The Serb’s run at the July fortnight …

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Preview Some Tennis Commentary

The Smell of Farm Animals Remember when I started the tennis commentary era on this blog (I covered mountain running prior to that — look at almost anything pre-2015) with Djokovic rolling, and Fedal literally going nowhere, the GOAT debates were hot-and-heavy (they always are I suspect with certain folk). The idea was Fedal had …

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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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