Nitto ATP Finals Day 3: Federev v Zvererer and A Sock Star is Born

First set seems like less a chess match and more of a show of intimidation. I like the tennis actually, the players showing-off the breadth of their skills: aces, two wing weaponry, serve & volley, swinging volleys, trying to assert their dominance simultaneously. Watch the game at 5-5. Tense stuff, tight. Don't just look at …

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2017 Basel Final: the French Connection

Federer wins Basel (his 8th) and pulls-out of Paris. I said in an earlier comment: "I think it would almost benefit Federer to go out early in Paris. He looks off. Winning the WTF has much more consequence (especially historically)." Good decision. The best part of that quote/comment is the part about he's off. Not …

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The FederPotro Saga and Tsonga

Tsonga should handle Pouille in the Austrian tennis tournament final tomorrow. But you never know. If Jo Willy prevails, it's his, I think, fifth title of the year. Holy shit! Go, Jo Willy (though I like that other guy's game, too, despite his sophomore slump). Federer should handle Del Potro tomorrow in Basel, but this …

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Fed: “pas assez” to this French Revolution

An autumnal 2017 French uprising is underway, my fellow Tennisians. On this eve of the season's final Masters, in picturesque Paris, some French tennis players have attempted an early siege of this final leg of the European indoors. In Vienna, Gasquet took-out first-round opponent Feli Lopez, but more significantly, the tournament's second-seed, and virtual hometown …

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Shanghai Final: Federer def. Nadal 64 63

This was about as anti-climactic as the U.S. Open final. Actually, that's all I pretty much thought about during this routine win from the Swiss #2 in the world. If his back was 100%, Del Potro more than likely goes down and we have a Nadal v Federer SF (essentially F) at the 2017 U.S. …

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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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Coupe Rogers Semi-final Saturday

What's the more interesting storyline here? 2017 Federer ? or ATP Youth On the Rise? 😉 The second SF is rich, very rich. Sure, the first entails Federer's continued 2017 epilogue, which is nothing short of spectacular, but that's a known quantity, a known quality, if you will. We don't want to discourage any hype surrounding …

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