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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