Mcshow on R16: 1-8?

The disaster is not my picks although I've missed everyone! Does this mean Nadal is in trouble?  Lol. Clay is social justice tennis. Other than the insane inequality of Nadal, everyone else, no matter his or her ranking, serve, FH, etc., is on equal footing. This is the everyman surface, a sort of blue-collar version …

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The Rise of Tennis Discourse

This 2017-2018 chapter in the men's game has been quite annotative on the careers of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic; we're thus provided with more clarity on their contributions, championship legacies, etc. As I have been suggesting with Nadal's latest clay campaign, and extending this line of reasoning to the other two players, these recent times …

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Same Old

Nadal murdering Zverev on Davis Cup dirt in Valencia 1 4 and 4 is certainly ominous and same old. Sure he had the favorable home court advantage, but you and I know he's unclayable, especially now, knowing this has to be the final chapter of Fedal (yes, they're officially attached -- 2017 made sure of …

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Big John Steals Djokovic’s Thunder

A little Tuesday morning gas: Miami certainly showed the wide-open range of a 1000 draw when the last vestiges of real favorites go away. Del Potro ran-out of gas (speaking of) and into Big John Isner who had over-the-top top form to go with the biggest serve on the tour. If he's breaking you, you're …

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Miami Vice

Well, we have our villain for this year's episode of (The) Miami (Open) Vice. The plot goes like this: Novak Djokovic, the Serbian gentleman who has been on a mysterious journey to-and-fro who-the-fuck-knows, returns to Key Biscayne to find himself, finally, and perhaps entertain (allow his fans to at least) the thought of winning an …

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Indian Wells: ATP Litmus Test

Here's who's left in the draw: Top half: R16 Quarter Federer v Chardy Cuevas v Chung Quarter Fritz v Coric Carreno Busta v Anderson ______________________________________________________ Bottom half: R32 Quarter  Sock v Feli Lopez Querrery v Bhambri Baghdatis v Sela Raonic v Sousa Quarter DelPo v Ferrer Mayer v Daniel Monfils v PHH Cilic v Kohlschreiber …

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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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Djokovic v Chung 2018 AO R16

Ваy, 와우, wow. . . Would love to have live blogged this match. So many thoughts racing through my imagination while these two genius' raced along the baseline to-and-fro, chasing their dreams, running from their nightmares. There's a bit of context to a match like this. Penetration. The man with the most violent ground stroke …

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How Big of a Deal is ATP No. 1?

Matt's Mailbag kicks off today! Two questions from loyal readers: The first question is the title of this post: How big of a deal is No. 1 in our glorious sport? I'll undermine my typical long-and-windy by clarifying for everyone that No. 1 is very important. This means Nadal's achievement is massive, incredible that he's …

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Notes on a Wednesday

The grass continues to befuddle a few of our higher ranked players and, in fact, as you know, London this week has become a kind of journeyman's journey. The top three seeds are vanquished at Ageon Championships with Murray getting beat in straights by lucky loser Thompson from Australia, Raonic getting over powered by Aussie …

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