The Tennis World Weeps With Ignorance

I haven't seen the match, actually, but saw this coming from miles away. Remember, I was in attendance when Federer and Coric played another 1000 SF, in Indian Wells, March of this year. Brilliant match. Federer Houdini-ed his way out of that loss, gave the youngster a very valuable tennis lesson that day. The Croat …

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Shock and Awe in Shanghai. Semi-Finals: Say-it-ain’t So! Seriously: Scintillating Stuff!

Federer v Coric Djokovic v Zverev Federer, at 37, taking-on the THBH society: Medvedev (win), Bautista Agut (win), Nishikori (win), Coric (Djoker Jr.), Djoker (Guówáng). These last one or two will be tough on the old man. Coric is a good test for a Novak match. Novak looks bored. Zverev looks enchanting in Bo3. All …

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ATP UPDATE!!!

The utter bliss of watching filthy crap like De Minaur lull some other (allegedly) talented tennis toddler to near sleep, steal his toys, make faces, shit their drawers. . . something stinks. It's the ATP. Enjoy. PS We're this close to banning the two-hander. We need some standards to stomach this under-cooked garbage.

2018 U.S. Open: the Vengeance of Novak and Serena

The U.S. Open men's final was, unfortunately, a bit too predictable. I never liked del Potro in this tournament, as a dark horse, for instance -- I said he was too stiff, the BH still a big liability, etc. I liked Stan (Stan had SP in that first set TB against Raonic. He wins that, …

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My 2 Cents on Serena-gate

https://twitter.com/mcshow_blog/status/1038797514491621376 https://twitter.com/mcshow_blog/status/1038798220497842177 https://twitter.com/mcshow_blog/status/1038799047371370496 You should know my view of Serena Williams. This tennis blog got a little traction when a post of mine was published on another blog, so readers (and critics) subsequently followed the breadcrumbs to Mcshow Blog. Let's not forget this other critical point about yesterday's women's final brouhaha: Osaka was definitively in …

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USO Final: Novak v Juan Martin

I really only saw some of the Djokovic v Nishikori match and this I could have done without, other than we have definitive confirmation that Djokovic is playing flawless tennis. Some of this may be his opponents, but when we factor-in Wimbledon (I start back to that Rome SF where a one-legged Novak scared the …

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U.S. Open Men’s SFs

Del Potro v Nadal -- 1:00pm PST. I'll make this quick since it's all about the matches at this point. A little perspective can help, but we just want to see two gents go to war (in both matches!). That Thiem v Nadal QF still resonates in our tennis imagination. That was a milestone for …

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Federer and Thiem

Federer A quick note on the Federer loss though a little after the fact; despite the disappointment of not getting to see an even sorta-in-form Federer play Djokovic in the QF, Federer has clearly been treading in these kinds of water lately. To truncate this potentially long-winded discussion/post, the loss is totally in-line with what …

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