ATP Youth On the Rise

The complicated discussion of the ATP youth took a more positive spin last week (for which I will provide a more positive spin), which naturally follows from play earlier in the year and is actually part of a basic cycle of life: the young grow, mature, become stronger and more refined in order to overcome …

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Nadal vs Wawrinka Roland Garros Final

Nadal is up two sets to zip over Thiem as I begin this post, 63 64. I'll have to re-write this if Dominic comes back and makes this really really interesting. But I really doubt that's going to happen (the match has thus ended, as I edit this, with Nadal closing out the final set …

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RG 2017: QF Wrap and SF Preview

Djokovic Hopefully you read my reaction to Thiem crushing Djokovic's dream of a return to the kind of championship tennis we saw from Novak back in 2016. To be clear, not that any of you are not aware of my general concern for all things men's tennis, this slump/collapse/decline of Novak is fairly troubling. Though …

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Dominic Thiem Ends Djokovic’s French Dream

This was an historical match as the 2017 tennis continues to chart the catastrophic Djokollapse. Yes, we have been charting said collapse since the summer of 2016. Yes, there have been signs of recovery; and yes the future looks pretty dim for Novak as the tennis continues to lack championship quality and consistency. Like I …

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Roland Garros QF Preview

Let's keep this party bus rolling into the business-end of the tournament. We have big-time top-seeded match-ups as we've reached the final eight. Murray v Nishikori This leans Murray because he's gaining confidence, having survived his draw. I would call his a decent draw with the Klizan FH, the gentle giant DPo and a rising …

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Roland Garros Quarter Finals

In tomorrow's matches, Murray will beat the 21 year-old "Special-K" (Karen Khachanov) but what a nice run from the Russian who beat Berdych and Isner en route to his R16 date with the no. 1 seed. Murray looks like he's finding some energy and stronger form with Lendl looking on and the stakes terribly high. …

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Roland Garros R16

The Murray Del Potro match transpired as we'd hoped. No one wants to play DPo. But you have to, Andy. Don't disappoint us, Murray. Wawrinka has a good draw to the SF. Fognini all the way down to Cilic in that quarter don't belong on the court with Stanimal when he's hitting his FH like that, keeping …

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