Dateline 2012: This Major is All about Djokodal

A Tweet a few weeks back. Didn't pan-out yesterday vs. Ramos but I don't see Alcaraz getting through his draw. You have to like the winner of the Djokovic Nadal QF to win this major -- I know, really went out on a limb there. This has been the story-line for about ten or eleven …

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Let’s Begin Again with some Back to Basics

This has been a tennis blog, but that discombobulated mess has not kept my interest so let's start with some other basics and get to tennis towards the end here. For this blog to continue I will have to stretch my brain anyways; may as well start now. I do miss writing. This is a …

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Reaction to 2021 Men’s USO Final

© TENNIS PHOTO NETWORK The loss or the win — however the fuck you want to see this match (you can’t have it both ways). This was an extraordinary match. We didn't expect such an outcome. But hindsight, as they say, is 20/20. Extraordinary. No other way to describe how this men's final unfolded. Novak …

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Partial Reaction to the USO Men’s Final

The first part (will write and publish all parts -- see Table of Contents -- throughout the day, between work responsibilities). Stay-tuned! The loss or the win — however the fuck you want to see this match (you can’t have it both ways). This was an extraordinary match. No other way to describe how this …

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2021 U.S. Open Men’s Final

Well, that was how I thought the Djokovic vs Zverev match might go. The biggest question in my preview was how much resilience the German would use to stick around and make Novak dig, perhaps nervously, for that next step in his quest for all-time tennis supremacy. I liked a fairly one-sided affair for Djokovic, …

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The Business End of the U.S. Open 2021

I have been wielding some daily commentary on Twitter. Definitely a different community, so this different genre has been my vehicle of choice these days. Twitter is faster, easier (granted, less thoughtful) and has curbed my appetite to blog. I should also mention that this outlet, as most of you know, is rife with cultural …

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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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