The Fedal Narrative

Roger's ascension, as we know, is quite historical. He is the oldest man or woman to reach No.1 in the sport. He's 36 years-old. Agassi, at 33, was the previous record holder. But as so many are so quick to claim that this golden era represents the heights of the sport (tough to refute this …

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Federer is 36 and No. 1 in the World

Shit happens. What are all the legends of the sport saying on a day/night like today/tonight? In the end, everyone, legends included, should say well done, old boy. Raise a pint or a flute. If you know a bit about sport, especially higher stake games and matches, Federer checks all the boxes. The few he's …

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Federer Enjoying a Danish in Rotterdam

No, I did not say that something is rotten in the state of Denmark. But the play-on-words probably works for some people's psyche. Federer did have a splendid outing, of course, as he mounted his charge today for world #1 in Rotterdam against the #116 ranked Belgian Ruben Bemelmans. Federer whet his appetite 6-1 6-2. …

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Style of the Men’s Game

Tennis is a sport to be enjoyed for a lifetime both in and out of competition, which means player sustainability is inherent. I suspect this is overlooked, that people have come to see some of these male professionals as practically of a different species, supernatural, and mythical. This seems to go hand-in-hand with the oversized …

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Privatizing Mcshow Blog (Not)

Like I said, I'm not a WordPress savant, nor do I really fancy the glory of technology (though much of this digitalization of our triumph and tragedy -- of life -- is pretty cool!). I set the blog to private yesterday thinking that my followers would still, seemingly naturally, have access. That doesn't appear to …

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The Fangirls and Boys Meet the Grinch

On court: Zverev comes back from 2 sets to 1, winning the decider fifth in a TB. In Brisbane. Among the rowdy Aussies. Big five-set win for the (still) young German. Off court: There is nothing like the sucking sounds the low-oxygen fangirls and fanboys emit while wrestling their resentment in the wake of a …

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