Late-June on the Brit and German Grass

Friend: Hey, Matt -- what're you up-to this weekend? Matt: Watching tennis on the tele, writing to a few of my friends regarding said tennis -- between jogs around the hills and cold beers.  You? . . . Friends, nothing and I mean nothing beats a little Friday morning grass courts from London and Halle …

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Dimitrov . . .

Dimitrov . . . I said in my preview that Djokovic should beat the Bulgarian "easily." I actually used that adverb to describe how the beating would occur. They were 4-4 in the first, Djokovic held, and we all watched Dimitrov, literally, hand Djokovic the set from there. He went down 0-40, got it back …

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Queen’s Club and Halle R16/QF

Sports, other than the incredibly useful analogous portrait of life that they provide (beautiful parallel and often perfect teaching tool), are also needed distractions from some of the more difficult and even horrible life circumstances. Dig my stream-of-consciousness (bear with me), tomorrow's the first day of summer, and the boys and girls are playing on …

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U(hg). S. A.

No blogging tonight. It's late. And we should all, instead, 100% hope that all of those detained children and their separated families are somehow on the way to being reunited. What in the hell is going on here? Still much to tennis discuss, as always. Talk to you tomorrow.

Queen’s Club Draw

We touched briefly on the Halle draw this week, at least from Federer's perspective. His top half really gets interesting in the SF, although to overlook those first three opponents seems a bit rude, no? But you get the picture. Thiem, if he can sell his wares on grass, something he's been able to do …

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Federer Wins First Stuttgart

Nice little start to 2018 grass for Roger Federer. With that 2017 Mercedes Cup R1 loss to his buddy Haas last year probably lingering, expectations might have been somewhat subdued as he took the court this week, warming-up for his run at #10 in Halle and #9 at Wimbledon. Roger had a good week, for …

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Federer Into Stuttgart Final & We’ve Got Tennis Schwag

Be honest: did you think the mention of schwag meant I'd gone ahead and created some Mcshow Blog schwag? More honesty: would you be reaching for your wallet? I'm going to take that as a double yes, which turns-out to be Kyrgios-like, given his eight DFs today in the Stuttgart SF v Federer. Mcshow Blog …

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Fed v Kyrgios SF: Must Watch!

Fed looks a little too loose and without a Stuttgart (grass) title in his pantheon (of sorts), Nick certainly represents even a bigger threat. Minimal margins and Federer seemingly working-out his grass kinks (wide range of offensive tennis); this could be interesting. Plus, #1 is on the line. i see trouble for Federer in this …

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Federer Opens Play at Stuttgart and Mcshow Marketing

Federer Opens Play at Stuttgart Federer did look a little rough despite some really nice play as well from both him and Zverev the elder. I was ready to refute a lot of the claims I heard today that sounded pretty cliché, with Federer back from his 2 1/2 month hiatus, getting his feet used …

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More RG Aftermath

As masterful as Nadal's tennis was in painting Undecima, we still have to maintain our core beliefs about the sport, which means generously provide our honest observations and commentary with regards to 2018 Roland Garros that might not blow so much rainbow and magic bunny beauty at my discerning readers (we have standards to uphold …

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