Roland Garros QF Part I

Today went pretty well as far as I'm concerned. Sure the picks worked-out, but the best part is we have a decent set of players reaching these final rounds of the French Open. As I just said in a blog comment, if I really took the Cilic v Foghat match seriously, Marin would have been …

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Mcshow Blog Update & Rome R32

Tough to believe it's been a year. A year since what? After all, we've been going strong on tennis since about this time of year 2015. Turns-out, I suspect, this is an interesting time of year. In terms of tennis and in terms of my availability to do what I really like to do. Last …

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Same Old

Nadal murdering Zverev on Davis Cup dirt in Valencia 1 4 and 4 is certainly ominous and same old. Sure he had the favorable home court advantage, but you and I know he's unclayable, especially now, knowing this has to be the final chapter of Fedal (yes, they're officially attached -- 2017 made sure of …

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Miami QF Part II

Chung v Isner went 1:08. John played a perfect match, served massive. Chung's serve is not his strength; playing a serve like Isner makes that even more of a problem. John loves Miami. He loves the high bounce of the court, the overall speed and conditions. Isner has made three Masters finals in his career, …

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Miami Second Week

Two quick observations before I get into this write-up: Streaming tennis on the web has several benefits, one of which involves the viewer not having to listen to TV commentary (of course we can always mute our devices). Granted, I like me some Jim Courier or Annacone or a few of the boys from Sky …

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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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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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Montreal Final: Federer v Zverev

Even if Nadal had survived Shapovalov and then beaten Mannarino, his hypothetical SF v Zverev could have been a loss, as well. Zverev is into his 6th final in 2017. Along with Federer and Nadal, the class of NextGen has clearly been one of the year's brightest lights in these darkened days of the end …

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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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