Thiem Wins the 2020 U.S. Open

I think for most people involved with this match, including fans (other than Zverev family and fans), the feeling associated with this win is relief. Thiem has been knocking on the door. Most people see Thiem as "deserving" of this title. Granted, this seems like an odd way to describe a championship. One has to …

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Gen Z @ the Business End of a Major

I said this a few days ago: “Zverev looked bad today against Coric, who is as likable as a Trump supporter. My god. Zverev resorted to a casual weekend club match effort with his BFF. Zverev has results, a potentially big and dangerous game. But he’s not in historical USO final four form.“ Again today, …

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Quick Note on Zverev/Thiem Before a Nap

Wish I could write my full response to the Djokovic win over Federer last night; I have a lot to say about that "scene." Obviously, the result is the least of our concern. I want to meditate on the Federer legacy; this is a bit complicated since I have already begun work on said legacy …

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Zverev vs. Thiem in SF #2

We split on these last QF match predictions. If I was told I had to come-up with my "sure bet" from yesterday, I would have leaned Wawrinka to take-out Zverev. The Thiem win is as big as the drama that unfolded in that later match. Holy shit. A little bit on this Wawrinka vs. Zverev …

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Early Thoughts on Early AO ’19

I have the gargantuan time difference to contend with, what I am calling shitty Tennis Channel and ESPN coverage and other day-in-and-day-out distractions that together curtail my ability to watch all of the early tennis taking place in Melbourne. What's a guy like me supposed to do?  Watch the one-handers, the players who play the …

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2018 ATP Finals: Three Take-aways

1. Novak lost a meaningful match and therefore a meaningful tournament. Tough to criticize Djokovic at this point, but we here at Mcshow Blog look at the big picture and the WTF (ATP Finals) number is a factor. Bottom-line: he remains tied with Pistol Pete, down one to everyone's favorite Federer. He has his year-end …

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U.S. Open — Getting Caught-up

Let's run through some of the matches over the past few days.  Unfortunately, I missed several of these (in some cases classic) contests because I was busy with other matters (work and family). Forgive me of my tennis sins. Federer Let's start with that Federer v Kyrgios match. I hope you realize how fair I …

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Another U.S. Open Quiz!

What do Mohamed Lahyani, Nick Kyrgios and Roger Federer have in common? They looked like garbage today in Day 4 play in and around Flushing Meadows. Federer We'll start with Federer (to be fair, we're not questioning his character). I clarified how the end of his R1 match was near fatal, having a chance at …

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Haase Takes-out Zverev R2

Whether the quickness of the courts got to the big German, or his strong start to the summer hard courts is just on the wane, or his karma is catching-up with him, having made some ill-advised, snotty little comments about Tsitsipas after his loss to the Greek in Toronto. . . or Haase showed how …

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Wrap D.C. and Preview Toronto

Washington, D.C. You know the big theme in D.C.: taken-over by a bunch of teenagers and Sascha, who's only twenty-one. Tsitsipas had a whiff of hope in that second set, but one can see the difference between these 19 year-olds and Sascha: inexperience and just a natural lack of professionalism. Sascha was de Minaur or …

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