Tsitsipas, Bautista Agut, Tiafoe … What’s Going on Here?

Not sure if you saw my Live Blog last night during the Federer v Tsitsipas R16 match. Yeah, it is what it is -- my live blog. I don't do Twitter really, so this was just some mid-match "commentary." The tone, if you think it too caustic, then either you're new here or you need …

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Federer v Tsitsipas – Live Blog

If you’re not watching this match (or when you do finally see it) and you’re not impressed with this style and level of play, stop reading my blog and go lock yourself in the bathroom and stay there for a while. My preview nailed this one. This is my brand of tennis. This is timeless. …

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Notadraw and Dimwitrov

I watched the entirety of the Tiafoe v Dimitrov match. As close as it seemed on the score board, this was just classic Grigor, playing small in all the wrong places (as if there's a time to play small). Even when the American started to crack physically and the entire crowd including the call of …

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2019 AO R16 Match-ups

We've reached the final sixteen for this first major championship of 2019. From the top: First Quarter Djokovic v Medvedev This quarter had a load of pretenders (Novak snacks), and you know I've been "requesting" this Medvedev match because this guy can play. Should be good, perhaps a whiff of resistance from the Russian before …

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Next Gen v Fedal R3 Tonight

In a couple of hours, Federer and Fritz will begin their third round match in Rod Laver Arena. This is Fritz's first match on any one of the major's stadium courts. Hell, he's coming-off a four-set win over Monfils and set to play Federer in the third round of the Australian Open. Great for American …

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KISS (Keep it Short, Stupid)

I'm talking about the match, not my posts. Ha ha. Thiem losing in the second round is not very shocking. His style (strategic approach to the point) perpetuates this difficulty he's having. He had a tough first round match, which we discussed. Paire is a talent (a petulant asshole, but a talent). But Thiem needing …

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3rd Round: the Bottom-half

In the bottom-half, they're through two rounds and this is already what we see: Federer’s Quarter Cilic v Verdasco RBA v Khachanov Tsitsipas v Basiashvili Fritz v Federer Cilic is the 4th or 5th best player in the world, period. He's been making big final rounds now for a few years. He was last year's …

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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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AO 2019 — More Draw Analysis

The most interesting questions at this point revolve around the Big 3 and mainly Novak. How would Novak succumb to an early exit in this tournament? Who could possibly beat the six-time winner, the winner of the last two majors, the current and future #1 player in the world? I uploaded some videos below, three …

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Time to Talk Tennis — AO 2019

Hello Since this is my first tennis post in the new year and we have perhaps a few points to wrap from 2018, let's preface our discussion of Melbourne with some final thoughts of last season, a look at 2019, which will of course pretty much blend together as we circle back to preview Novak's …

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