SF Brief

First, I hope you all are enjoying le Tour. Great countrysides, towns, villages and sprawling fields interrupted by languid rivers, and made more adventurous and even dangerous by the ancient mountain ranges. The athletes and their narrators (thank you Phil and Bob — RIP Paul) make for such great television. The Euros have reached a …

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Breaking: Wimbledon Quarterfinals!

Sure I'm being cheeky. This tournament has been underway a week and a half and I've been sitting on my ass blog-wise, but be assured I have many better things to do than watch guys (and gals) try to get their grass feet beneath them in what has amounted to a blink of an eye …

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Djokovic’s Ascendancy

I just wrote that title to start this and as corny as it sounds, I'm keeping it. That's all this is really about, the 2021 French, the SF, F, etc., etc., etc. Some of Nolefam and many of his other social warriors talk about how Novak doesn't get the respect despite already (especially in their …

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2021 Roland Garros Final

Let's start by saying the Nadal vs Djokovic match was really one of the most compelling tennis matches we've ever seen. For a number of reasons, but the genius begins with the tennis, how these two battle, break serve, somehow save their serve, come-up with the clutch dig, the lob, the sheer strength and elegance, …

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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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