Nadalism Addendum

First, yesterday's Felix Auger-Aliassime vs. Andrey Rublev Adelaide SF was almost blogged as a "must watch," but I didn't quite have the faith in FAA to rise to the occasion.  We've all liked his athleticism and the fact that maybe this is a little era in Canadian tennis that might push guys like Shapo and …

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2020 Australian Open Draw

We have say this is another Nadal vs Djokovic Final this year if both are healthy and playing well. Whatever confidence Rafa lost against Serbia in the ATP Cup last week, we should assume that he, Moya and Co. will be ready to rumble in Melbourne. Looks like Nadal could have, potentially, a tricky R16 …

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Nadal’s Style and 2020 in Brief

Nadal's Style Nadal as current #1 in the world is coming-off a massive campaign, 2019 proving that, once again, he is a consummate winner, one of the best at taking advantage of life's opportunities. His French Open legacy is exhibit A for such a claim. Imagine you really have only one particular surface on which …

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Serbia Wins ATP Cup

If Hewitt had followed my game plan, Australia probably beats Spain in the SF. And if Spain's Captain Roig had included my in-put in his ATP Cup Final match strategy, we might have had a different result in that tie, as well. Nadal received a hard court tennis lesson yesterday from Djokovic, and then claimed …

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Serbia vs. Russia SF #1

Tricky tie here. Like Evans did to AUS in that QF, can another one-hander give his side an edge? Khachanov has to be favored here though I haven't really seen the Russians play, although I did see Medvedev basically tell Mohamed Lahyani to fuck off during the Russian's rubber against Schwartzman. Lahyani practically gave Medvedev …

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Serbia vs. Canada Live Blog

Right now, two things, one everyone sees, one no one sees: FAA continues to look absolutely amateurish. Take a page from Shapo and get a coach (great to see Youzhny still at the controls in Shapo's ((Canada's)) box!). Novak is with a partial mind toward tanking this rubber/tie, and getting some downtime before the very …

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ATP Cup QF

Indeed, my last post yesterday adding a little after-thought to the AUS vs GBR tie preview turned-out to be spot-on (this addendum post was, in effect, a "Must Watch" indication). 🙂 First of all, I guess ATP rank dictated that Kyrgios play Norrie? Ouch, if that's the case because that will probably put Aussie doubles …

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