Medvedev Storms the Castle

Good enough title for ya? Medvedev's quality is nothing new. Prior to his win over Novak in Monte Carlo and other "highlights" from the Russian in the past weeks that've gotten everyone all frothy on this 23 year-old, we liked his tennis last year and then some. Here's some discussion from about nine months ago …

Continue reading Medvedev Storms the Castle

Hey, ATP: Put Your Clothes On!

I said two things yesterday in my short fairly lightweight post that ring too true. What if you’re a betting man and you like the looks of the Kyrgios v Khachanov match later today? How do you lean there? Does the Aussie even show-up? Looks like a clash of titans on one hand. Does that …

Continue reading Hey, ATP: Put Your Clothes On!

Cincinnati Landscape

I have never been to Cincinnati. Various images of the city look beautiful, though some of these, found online, perhaps, are well-lighted, angled just so. I prefer my coastal, desert and mountainous landscape, but Cincy looks like a fine city with certain amounts of character and charm. The Masters 1000 tennis tournament they host usually …

Continue reading Cincinnati Landscape

What 2018 Cincinnati Means

As I said in my post-Cincy Final post, the win in Cincy is huge for Novak on several fronts. I guess the two that stand-out are: A) this is everyone's favorite: that he has completed the Masters set, thus garnering him all kinds of praise and greatness; and B) that he really has confirmed his …

Continue reading What 2018 Cincinnati Means

2018 Cincy Final: Djokovic Routines Federer 4 and 4

By Roland Garros 2016, Djokovic winning a significant tennis tournament was a foregone conclusion. He won everything, had been basically doing so since 2014. 2015 and 2016 were arguably peak Djoker. Fedal were no where to be found. Murray and Stan made little cameos here and there. The tour belonged to Novak Djokovic. Then Djokollapse, …

Continue reading 2018 Cincy Final: Djokovic Routines Federer 4 and 4

Djokovic v Federer Cincy Final

Djokovic is the favorite in this one for anyone who's been paying attention. Indeed, a surging 31 year-old who just won Wimbledon, still but inevitably finding his world #1 form is a favorite over a 37 year-old who can't really break serve and is getting out hit from the BL by seemingly everyone. Granted, Federer …

Continue reading Djokovic v Federer Cincy Final

Cincinnati Semi-finals Set

Djokovic had to work a bit to get by a charming Raonic. I almost titled this post "I was Raonic" since that seems to confess my error in overlooking the Canadian as much as I generally do. He played a nice brand of tennis yesterday, mixing-in the slice quite well. The FH broke-down, partly because …

Continue reading Cincinnati Semi-finals Set