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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Mcshow “Must-see” Delivers!

The Thiem vs Kyrgios was epic. I felt old at the end of that, pushing 3:30am here on the American best coast. A little nap around 11:00pm did the trick! What did not work was the regular ESPN broadcast of the Australian Open. Great to see we have gender equality cutting across multiple platforms (media …

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Holy Shit — LOL.

Please help keep me off Twitter where I guiltily, sometimes, drop-in for a look around at some crazy ass shit and some actual news, actually. But I mean . . . This is a look at the Republican party, at least much of its spectacularly bat-shit base: https://twitter.com/RexChapman/status/1356986367876730883?s=20 And yes I also got some clarity …

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