Paris Masters Commentary

A great few days of tennis, which brings me to this question: how can I argue that once again, men's tennis isn't worth a shit when we get this kind of higher-end competition on tour? Well, we're still looking for a heartbeat outside the Top 3 (or even the Top 1 at this point) and …

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The Present and the Future

When Federer was coming-off his spring (clay) break last year, you might recall I was pretty skeptical of his plan. Losing to Haas in 2017 Stuttgart meant he had Halle to get his shit together and that looks to have been what happened (if he even needed the warm-up). Winning #19 and #8 happened at …

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Serb Overcomes the Croat on 10th MP

A little weary at the end, but Novak is through 76 75. Thiem next. Not quite the zip on some of those ground strokes, but his defense and serve are on the return. Get yourself something to eat, Mr. Djokovic and take a nap. Bravo. What was more impressive, the Serb's or the Croat's resiliency? …

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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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