Notes on a Wednesday

The grass continues to befuddle a few of our higher ranked players and, in fact, as you know, London this week has become a kind of journeyman's journey. The top three seeds are vanquished at Ageon Championships with Murray getting beat in straights by lucky loser Thompson from Australia, Raonic getting over powered by Aussie …

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French Open 2017 Aftermath

Are you all ready to move-on to grass? Wasn't the French terre battue quite the scintillating high none the less? Let's not get too used to these sorts of fireworks; let's truly appreciate what is going on here. How long can these "farewell tours" last, after all? The continuation of this story starring Fedal and …

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Miami 2017 Finale

I hope this post isn't as anti-climactic as Sunday's final. Here's how I began my preview of the Miami final a few days ago: "The Fedal final tomorrow is a bit anti-climactic to be honest. If you’re caught-up in the Fedal rivalry, you’re probably a bit confused. If you need any clarity on that, search …

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Miami Final, Fedal and 2017 Federer

That's a lot of Fs, if you know what I mean. We have another Fedal final, this time in a Masters tournament, so the past keeps coming back to haunt the tennis world in a worst-nightmare kind of way (if you fail to see the historic brilliance). First, obviously, we got the AO Final that …

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Miami and the Blog

We're into the draw in Miami, so a few thoughts on that along with my continuing exploration of how to get this blog to blow the hell up and become a bigger part of my and your life (I am not kidding). Quick thoughts on Miami. Nothing too startling. If you were caught off-guard by …

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Indian Wells 2017

What a start to the year for the 35 year-old Roger Federer. He had a "dip" in Dubai, but what the hell. Federer's dominance in Indian Wells, out playing his opponents relentlessly, netted him his fifth PNB Paribas Open (to match Djokovic's five IW titles). In the season's biggest and most popular Masters-level tourney, he …

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Up Next: IW Quarter Finals

Well, another quick post because that's all I have time for. I leave tomorrow night for Indian Wells Semi Final action on Saturday. Not what I had in mind when I purchased the tickets.  I have the potential of seeing: Pablo Carreno Busta v Dominic Thiem and Jack Sock v Nick Kyrgios :0 That would …

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Reader Poll

Is the Murray loss more of a statement about his game, or it a little more evidence that attacking (S&V) tennis is coming back? If you haven't sensed my predilection on style, the attacking, all-court game is a more classic (classy), sophisticated, and superior form of tennis. The games of Nadal, Djokovic and Murray (and …

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Last on This Draw Hysteria

In the end, no one knows for sure what goes into a draw other than presumed tradition and objectivity with some minor manipulation, as I have seen mentioned. When you start throwing around words like "fixed," or "rigged" you sound like a fanboy. That's just the way it is. This is very much a matter …

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Indian Wells 2017 Draw at a Glance

          We'll be back to talk more about the brackets, but here you go:   Top Half Murray/Agut Goffin/Tsonga __________________________ Wawrinka/Berdych Monfils/Thiem   Bottom Half Cilic/Dimitrov/Sock Pouille/Querrey/Nishikori __________________________ Nadal/Verdasco/Federer Kyrgios/Zverev/Djokovic/Del Potro   Might you have a few thoughts on this draw? How are the fangirls going to respond to this beauty? …

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