Kyrgios Wins the Point

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1O3q0sgW5o/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link But he lost the match, and has totally lost the plot, as well as anyone who might defend him (me). He's a complete liability on the court for the fans (who might be offended by his behavior, who might be betting on the match -- gambling is legal in many parts of the world …

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Federer Prophecy

Might just be in the math. I standby by my 2019 Wimbledon Final analysis as much as anything I've written, knowing that Federer could make me eat crow. I have strong opinions and arguments about sports and life. Getting proved wrong is part of the exercise. As far as that 2019 WB Final is concerned, …

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Hey, ATP: Put Your Clothes On!

I said two things yesterday in my short fairly lightweight post that ring too true. What if you’re a betting man and you like the looks of the Kyrgios v Khachanov match later today? How do you lean there? Does the Aussie even show-up? Looks like a clash of titans on one hand. Does that …

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Cincinnati Landscape

I have never been to Cincinnati. Various images of the city look beautiful, though some of these, found online, perhaps, are well-lighted, angled just so. I prefer my coastal, desert and mountainous landscape, but Cincy looks like a fine city with certain amounts of character and charm. The Masters 1000 tennis tournament they host usually …

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Jornet Destroys Sierre Zinal CR

The Catalan wins his seventh Sierre Zinal in 2:25:35 that finally, after all of these years, overcomes Jonathan Wyatt‘s 2:29 from 2003. As great as Jornet has been through the years, he's always hovered around that 2:30-31 mark, seemingly quite the reach to finally establish that important CR in his beloved Alps, at one of his …

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Three is a Crowd: The Allusive Triple Entendre (at Least)

  This men's tour is not very interesting right now (that includes even a Masters this last week, and another one on the horizon, in fact underway as we speak). This means (among other things) that I need to pleasure my analysis, turn things up, get things lit (as the kids used to say, I …

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Sierre Zinal 2019

A little shout-out to my older blogging pursuit, which entailed covering the then dynamic sport of trail and ultra running. If you look into my posts even here on this blog pre 2015, you should see evidence of said pursuit. Go back to 2011 and such and you'll see remnants of the old partnership with …

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