The TSQ (The Tennis Status Quo)

I referenced the tennis status quo in yesterday’s post, where I’m trying to qualify one particularly distorted view. Found this in the mainstream today: Tim Joyce from RealClearSports.com wrote a piece about the Federer/Djokovic USO final. Here are a couple of passages: “But consider: what if it were Rafael Nadal across the net from Federer on …

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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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Wimbledon QF Preview: Legends Speak

The Joker That’s Roger more or less. Remember the TSQ? The public, per usual, has a lot of the reading on these matters a bit off, perhaps way off. They call Novak the Djoker. Wrong. Roger is the one goofing around, having fun; his whole enterprise is an exhibition. Start with the way he hits …

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Mcshow Response to Drucker, Wertheim, and Other Change Agents

Welcome to Mcshow Blog. If you’ve never been here before, this is how we do this. I have original takes on the sport (e.g. HRFRT, Djokollapse, etc.) and like to occasionally enter into certain conversations that need a dose or two of lucidity and/or levity; my crap-detector picks-up the smelly trace, we trap the perpetrator, …

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What is the Biggest Surprise of 2017?

For starters, we might say there a few surprises to this tennis season, beginning with #2017 Fedal. That these ATP elder statesmen have, combined, won every major championship and every Masters level tournament, minus Rome (that’s 3 majors and 4 Masters tournaments between the two) is a bonafide trip down memory lane. To round-off the …

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Third Round at 2017 Indian Wells

Indian Wells 2017 R3 is where, we’re told, the drama begins. Most tournaments see some solid matches at this point, anyway. Of course, this is all about the bottom half, the “quarter of death,” to be specific, or whatever it is people are calling this tournament draw. Jon Wertheim a pretty respectable tennis scribe and talking head …

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