The Age of Tsitsipas

😀 What say the one-hander? Brilliant stuff from the Greek. I have a lot of other shit to do right now and there's really no need to preview tonight's men's first SF, but I will preview Medvedev vs Tsitsipas tomorrow, check back with how Djokovic vs Karatsev went down and assess the collapse of one …

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The Age of Denial

How many of you watched the Djokovic vs Zverev QF last night, live? We were in that 3 to 4am river; I drifted in and out like some sort of drug addict. My dog was looking at me funny. But I was wide awake for the final act of this tennis match. How about that …

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Another Djokodal in the Works?

The 2021 Australian Open didn't really get me all fired-up as we welcomed 2021 and read about athletes making their ways to Melbourne for some dramatic quarantine protocol followed by some warm-up events to bring us to this first major of the year. Part of this is what we have going on, world-wide and here …

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Thiem/Kyrgios and the QFs

In wrapping-up that Thiem vs Kyrgios post, the match was a bit, like I said in that first post, surreal. The crowd, for instance, brought us back to some of that pre-Covid normalcy of sporting events. Kyrgios had the crowd going wild and this only added to his early ascendant form that propelled him to …

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Mcshow “Must-see” Delivers!

The Thiem vs Kyrgios was epic. I felt old at the end of that, pushing 3:30am here on the American best coast. A little nap around 11:00pm did the trick! What did not work was the regular ESPN broadcast of the Australian Open. Great to see we have gender equality cutting across multiple platforms (media …

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Holy Shit — LOL.

Please help keep me off Twitter where I guiltily, sometimes, drop-in for a look around at some crazy ass shit and some actual news, actually. But I mean . . . This is a look at the Republican party, at least much of its spectacularly bat-shit base: https://twitter.com/RexChapman/status/1356986367876730883?s=20 And yes I also got some clarity …

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ATP 2021: Switch Flipped-On

(Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images) Indeed, nothing, seemingly, for months and now everyone is playing everywhere, Down Under, other than Federer. I've caught a bit of this early ATP Cup tennis. Djokovic looks to be finding his form, winning big points, getting under people's skin, advancing his country's chances at glory. Thiem looked a little …

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2020 ATP Finals, etc.

I figure I should put a wrap on what happened over the last couple of weeks, how the WTF played-out and so forth. My last post was typed and published in about 2 minutes' time, as Dominic and Daniil headed for a third and deciding set. Thiem should have finished that match in the second …

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