Style of the Men’s Game

Tennis is a sport to be enjoyed for a lifetime both in and out of competition, which means player sustainability is inherent. I suspect this is overlooked, that people have come to see some of these male professionals as practically of a different species, supernatural, and mythical. This seems to go hand-in-hand with the oversized …

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Day 6 at the U.S. Open

The carnage and chaos continue. There's some of this to expect in such an unpredictable sport. I've done some light investigative work (part of which is simply looking at scores) and seeing that the HC of NYC have been totally fucked-with. Before the tournament even began, people on-site said the tournament had dumped a bunch …

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Madrid Final and Rome Draw

Madrid 2017 The SF and F matches went pretty much according to form. Though Cuevas played well, knocking-off Zverev in the QF (playing well of late, generally), we figured the future of clay would advance. Though a lot of people are critical of Thiem's scheduling, he's been learning how to win for a few years …

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Djokovic Almagro and Nadal Fognini . . .

Above was literally the title a few days ago where I just wanted to comment on those two matches and a few other things, but never quite got there: but that's where I was going - to analyze some of this dirty tennis happening in Spain. Madrid. I had this video all lined-up, thought it …

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Madrid and the Clay Maze

Nadal, Federer (actually), Djokovic (generally), Murray (hopefully), Thiem and Goffin (stylistically), Stan (if and when), and perhaps a few others make up a short list of guys whose games translate to clay. Otherwise the analysis of a draw like Madrid is witchcraft. Clay is witchcraft, at best. Otherwise, as I and many before me have …

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2017 Barcelona Open: Otra Décima

On a court bearing his name, Rafa cinched his 10th Barcelona title, matching last week's la decima down in Monte Carlo. He beat Dominic Thiem 6-4 6-1 in the final. The trend continues: 2017 Fedal. Although Federer had the spotlight early and for good reason, winning the year's first major and first two Masters, Rafa …

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Monte Carlo Wrap: Same Old, Same Old

The title of this post doesn't necessarily refer to the Nadal win, his 10th MC title and his 29th Masters title (a new-era metric for all of you tennis "historians" out there who unknowingly build wishful thinking logical fallacies to promote their favorite player). Nadal continuing to play solid tennis is more the story relating to …

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