Federer Ruined (Djokovic to Save) Tennis

There really isn't anything to say at this point about the tour currently other than it's a trash heap. The post-U.S. Open ATP play has been so underwhelming that it seems worthless to even have a tennis blog. Sure the Laver Cup was interesting, especially the optics, watching Fedal play doubles, watching the players from …

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A Word on 2017 Fedal

  Australian Open 2017 Federer's Draw: Melzer Rubin Berdych (10 seed) Nishikori (5) M.Zverev (def. 1) Wawrinka (4) Nadal (9) French Open 2017 Nadal's Draw: Paire Haase N.Basilashvili Bautista Agut (17) Carreno Busta (20) Thiem (6) Wawrinka (3) Wimbledon 2017 Federer's Draw: Dogolpolov Lajovic M.Zverev Dimitrov (13) Raonic (6) Berdych (11) Cilic (7) U.S. Open …

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U.S. Open Early Observations

I didn't weigh-in on Federer getting put into that top half, but I suppose I did mention the draw was a joke. Murray's pull-out highlighted the stupidity of the draw; it was lopsided and a joke even before Murray's exit. I think we're all pretty skeptical of there being some kind of objective draw. I …

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Western & Southern Open QF Setting

Incidentally, the last R16 match is still undecided, Nadal v Ramos-Vinolas. But Kyrgios just closed-out Karlovic, so the winner of the Spanish duel will get the volatile (and injured) Aussie in that QF, which actually gets played later today; yesterday's rain delay gives Kyrgios and his QF opponent quite a Friday workload. This could prove …

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Cincy 2017 Downgraded to ATP World Tour 500 Event?

Of course not. But the draw is missing: Federer, Djokovic, Murray, Wawrinka, Cilic and Nishikori, at least. So, let's see some of these young lads take-up the slack. We've already begun this discussion, previewed the younger field briefly, ahead of schedule. We're ahead of schedule at Mcshow Blog. The biggest hiccup in all of this …

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Rogers Cup 2017 Draw

Good evening/morning/day: I had hoped to post a broad write-up on the tennis I saw from D.C. and Los Cabos. Myriad story-lines and thoughts about players, court speed, Fedal 2017, the US Open, the loss of Stan to add to the plague that's hit the ATP, etc. But that will have to wait - not …

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What is the Biggest Surprise of 2017?

For starters, we might say there a few surprises to this tennis season, beginning with #2017 Fedal. That these ATP elder statesmen have, combined, won every major championship and every Masters level tournament, minus Rome (that's 3 majors and 4 Masters tournaments between the two) is a bonafide trip down memory lane. To round-off the …

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