Do We Argue Enough?

You should sense that I am not exactly the warm-and-fuzzy type when it comes to communication, engaging in a meaningful conversation. Much of my commentary, points of discussion, or general input on the tennis world I hope can be described as having a bit of an edge. Of course, the occasional rant will often clarify this …

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In What Direction Do We Go?

The ATP is slowly getting its collective feet ready for the N.A. hard courts, with Atlanta this week and then Washington D.C. next. These will give way to the back-to-back weeks of Masters HC (Montreal and Cincinnati) before the short breather (Salem) prior to the year's final major in NYC (tennis' HC capital). Meanwhile, the …

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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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What Took You So Long

People are worrying about Novak now, coming-up on mid-December, rumors flying and Becker sent packing. I even hear die-hard fans now starting to come to terms with Novak's limits. First of all, what took you so long? You can read my blog for free. With just a few clicks you can stay hydrated on ATP …

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Right. On. Cue.

Sneaking in a quick quip about Shanghai and touting my blog. Who doesn't like his or her observations and arguments to be more or less verified by events in the real world. I wrote that series of articles about Novak post-U.S. Open (the objective look at his career arch) and a week later he announces …

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Matt’s Blog Update

You might have seen that I have a Twitter account attached to the blog now (did this actually during the final of the USO); this shouldn't be too surprising since such social media parings are quite natural and even smart if one aspires to grow and reach more readers. The Twitter account is nice because …

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Rome

I got a chance to see Djokovic, Federer, Wawrinka and Nadal play among others a bit as Rome has gotten underway. Djokovic vs. Robert was vintage Djokovic. Unless he's really not going to invest much in Rome to save himself for RG, this was just typical Novak doing enough in the early rounds to survive …

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Madrid and the Clay Debate

We're at the SF in Madrid and let's take a look at how we got here. Nadal beat Kuztensov, Querrey and Sousa. He now gets Murray in a rematch of last year's Madrid final, where Murray triumphed over the clay king 3 and 2. Certainly Nadal is looking to use this to fuel his 2016 …

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