The Rise of Off-season Mcshow

We need to get after some discussion on this dormant blog.  There is a lot to discuss. I think the best way is to start with some commentary about each of the top three kings, legends, dinosaurs, aliens . . . whatever you want to call Fedalovic. We'll start tonight or tomorrow.  Today's my birthday, …

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Felicidades España

Not watching much tennis for in recent days, not much of the Davis Cup Finals, even, that concluded last week with Spain lifting that title for the sixth time, the first time since 2000. I definitely want to give a nice ovation to this team and their leader, not Sergi Bruguera although his competitive tennis …

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Roger Dodger

This is an appropriate title given Federer's form today (his somewhat typical pattern in big matches we might call failing to rise to the occasion or simply missing big opportunities -- either with the match in general, or with certain key spots in a big match, which are often breakpoints); it's also an appropriate title …

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I am a Believer

Nadalism is a powerful ideology, so powerful that it can affect nature, the way events happen, the way life unfolds, the way people perform their daily activities. Nadal down-a-set corresponds with my prediction that he would somehow still defeat Tsitsipas. That happened. I have never been more certain of something than I am of Medvedev …

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Tennis of Consequence

Am I putting too much value and expectation on (over reading) today's Federer vs Djokovic? I said this is Federer's last chance to avenge the 2019 WB collapse he suffered against the Serb. First of all, this isn't WB at all, so my assertion has to get over that obstacle first and foremost. Federer will …

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Story-lines of the ATP Finals

These story-lines reach beyond this season finale in London. Of course. 1. I guess you see what you want to see. I never fell in-line with the Medvedev mob, those loving his tennis and/or his edginess (though I do respect his willingness to give people the finger). He became more and more of a threat …

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