French SF Friday

Both matches are exactly what we wanted. The set-up is perfect, really. The parallel is ideal. The legends against the best this crap youth can muster in a major championship competition. Put all of the Aslan the Great comedy, the big Russian invasion for that matter, the Berrettinis, the . . . uh that's about …

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Á Mon Avis

Sinner's serve at 5-4 was so typical and so pathetic. If you had hopes for this guy, his tennis career, fuck off; you have no idea what you're doing. He is a massive imposter. He hasn't done shit on this tour but swing really hard from the baseline. I'll take Hurkacz all day, who spanked …

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Remember My Big Prediction of 2021?

Tennis prediction, of course. If you didn't catch this beauty in and around our Aussie Open coverage, shame on you. The tour is sinking (sure that's a prediction though not my big one 😉 My last post ala Aslan (sounds like a majestic beast of an ancient tale, or the majestic tail of an ancient …

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Aslan Karatsev

photo: Morgan Hancock This journeyman/rookie/newberry/giant killer is the ATP in a nutshell. Really none of these next gen, younger tour talents has amounted to much so far and yes I am including the Tsitsipas, Thiem, Zverev and Medvedevs of the world. Sinner, a lot of people's favorite young dynamite talent, just got "stunned" by Karatsev. …

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Why Men’s Tennis is No Longer Worth a Shit

If you've read this blog for a few years, you recognize that title. I am re-publishing that old article: see link below. https://mcshowblog.com/2018/10/21/why-mens-tennis-is-no-longer-worth-a-shit/ I am doing this for two reasons: The sport beyond the major tournaments is dominated by only a sprinkling of noteworthy form from players mostly forgettable (until proven otherwise), so writing about …

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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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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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