That’s a Wrap

On many things, but I'm referring to AO 2023, as well as much thought that the sport has much to offer (historically) after Novak, or much interest from me in talking about this tour. I enjoy watching tennis and always will. Among the many matches I enjoyed this past fortnight, I loved the Paul v …

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Djokovic vs Medvedev AO Final

I wish I could pull-off this preview in haiku form or perhaps more accurately as a senryū. Maybe I'll work on this kind of approach with my post-match analysis. There isn't too much to say about this one :D. Medvedev appears to be the hottest player in the draw though the world #1 and eight-time …

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A Pitiful Response

Prior to the Nadal vs Tsitsipas QF I wondered if any of these youngsters "have a fucking chance against [Nadal and Djokovic]." I ended that post with a simple question/prediction: "What say the one-hander?" Tsitsipas responded, answering that question emphatically in his epic comeback to take-down the perennial Spanish champion. In my Medvedev vs Tsitsipas …

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Medvedev vs Tsitsipas AO SF

Djokodal LVII will not take place at this year's Australian Open, what would have been a very hyped championship match. The numbers alone are staggering. However, the recent Roland Garros Final, an embarrassing loss for the Serb (0 2 5), would have been the immediate backdrop, followed by the major championship tally battle royal, with …

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The Age of Tsitsipas

😀 What say the one-hander? Brilliant stuff from the Greek. I have a lot of other shit to do right now and there's really no need to preview tonight's men's first SF, but I will preview Medvedev vs Tsitsipas tomorrow, check back with how Djokovic vs Karatsev went down and assess the collapse of one …

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The Age of Denial

How many of you watched the Djokovic vs Zverev QF last night, live? We were in that 3 to 4am river; I drifted in and out like some sort of drug addict. My dog was looking at me funny. But I was wide awake for the final act of this tennis match. How about that …

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Another Djokodal in the Works?

The 2021 Australian Open didn't really get me all fired-up as we welcomed 2021 and read about athletes making their ways to Melbourne for some dramatic quarantine protocol followed by some warm-up events to bring us to this first major of the year. Part of this is what we have going on, world-wide and here …

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Thiem/Kyrgios and the QFs

In wrapping-up that Thiem vs Kyrgios post, the match was a bit, like I said in that first post, surreal. The crowd, for instance, brought us back to some of that pre-Covid normalcy of sporting events. Kyrgios had the crowd going wild and this only added to his early ascendant form that propelled him to …

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Djokovic Wins 8th Aussie Open

We're late on our Aussie final commentary, but there's almost not much to say (which sounds ridiculous coming from me since I always have plenty to say). Still, Novak outlasted the up-and-comer who'd probably shot his load getting to the final. Remember, in this era of THE THREE GREATEST PLAYERS TO EVER PLAY, you'll have …

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