Compelling End-of-the-Year Race for Meaning, Purpose

I really don’t need to write anything on this blog when the mainstream media does such a fantastic job of providing their celestial tour insight, clarifying the big story-lines and over-arching narratives with such wisdom and eloquence. Right? Nadal has never won the Paris Masters or the year-end championship (WTF) that crowns, generally, the best …

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What the 2018 U.S. Open Means

For the big 3. Our hope, to be quite honest, is that a player not part of this triumvirate wins the Open. The optics would be fresh, the discussion far more interesting (and hysterical among fanboys and fangirls) and the play, I would bet, across the tour would improve, with this infusion of belief. Here’s …

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French Open 2017 Aftermath

Are you all ready to move-on to grass? Wasn’t the French terre battue quite the scintillating high none the less? Let’s not get too used to these sorts of fireworks; let’s truly appreciate what is going on here. How long can these “farewell tours” last, after all? The continuation of this story starring Fedal and …

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Rome (the city and the verb ;). . .Breaking: Federer is Out at the French

I know how to spell “roam,” ladies and gentlemen. The primitive emoji, as you can see, clarifies this play-on-words, being playfull (only to balance all the F-bombs and vitriol I lob at my opponents – stay on the good side of me, folks! 🙂 Let’s check-in with our Rome correspondent (glancing at TennisChannel and reading …

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2017. . .Here We Go

It’s December 31, 2016. I have a couple of weeks to dial-in some ATP action as the athletes get their shits together for some 2017 tour action and subsequently some 2017 Australian Open form! Hope you all had a great holiday/are continuing to celebrate whatever holiday you’re all about. Let’s take a quick look back …

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Andy Murray v Novak Djokovic

Murray made the finals in Paris (and is in the process of beating John Isner), putting himself into position to claim his 3rd Masters of the year, seventh ATP title overall. Djokovic lost to Cilic in the QF, so he’s no longer #1 in the world (Novak had to make the finals to maintain his #1 ranking). Novak …

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