Rafhahaha

https://twitter.com/bgtennisnation/status/1190656533656260608 All laughing aside, this sucks for the tournament, and the sport in general. I had pricey tickets to the 2019 Indian Wells SFs, where I would have seen Federer v Nadal. Nadal pulled-out of that. Some don't count these retirements in the H2H numbers; I'm sure Rafa is one such statistician/historian. It's a loss. …

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Paris Quarter Finals

The two top seeds will be tested today. Djokovic v Tsitsipas and Nadal v Tsonga. I'm rooting for the two one-handers in the other two QF matches, hoping to see Dimitrov and Shapovalov advance. Great to see the Canadian put a bit of wood to Zverev yesterday. Dimitrov destroyed Thiem. If you want to see …

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Finding Interest in the Sport

Quite frankly, I haven't had much interest in the sport lately. Since the U.S. Open, to be clear.  Nadal winning his 4th USO crown is quite impressive for the clay courter. Does that last sentence even make sense? Find my thought-process a bit tied-up in conflict, perhaps even denial? 😀 The Spaniard got another easy …

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Style Matters

What did we miss? Another Medvedev Masters title?  Hasn't he won the last 10? But he lost that U.S. Open Final and for that he and his shitty THBH can take another deep breath of lost generation genocide. What else did we miss? Rublev won Moscow and Shapovalov won Stockholm. And one Sir Andrew Barron …

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Checking-in: Laver Cup

I will certainly post another state-of-the-union/Reaction to 2019 U.S. Open article or two. There's so much to consider with respect to this last major, the end of 2019 and beyond.  Recall my series of posts following the 2016 U.S. Open. This turned-out to be a very interesting time in men's tennis with Djokovic at the …

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Thoughts Post USO 2019 Part II

Yesterday's Part I simply clarified that this year's U.S. Open gave us another rendition of tennis in the Djokodal era. Who gets the better draw (who gets Federer -- which in these Bo5 tournaments, other than WB, means less and less)? Who has the most health? The history of tennis in the 21st century involves …

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Thoughts Post USO 2019 Part I

First, congrats to Rafa on winning his fourth U.S. Open, and his second major of the year, giving him, as we all know, 19 majors overall. Some are calling Rafa a 2019 year-end #1, as well. I suppose if Novak is really injured, then that's a fair assessment, but there is a lot of tennis …

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Thoughts on the U.S. Open Final

Some quick thoughts on tomorrow's U.S. Open Final between Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev. First of all, there is a women's final today and we (of the Mcshow clan) are flying the Canadian flag outside our home on our titanium flagpole. I recall seeing Bianca Andreescu's run to the IW title back in March. She …

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