Wimbledon QF Preview and A Rant

Quarter Finals 1. Murray (3 set R16) v Querrey (5 set R16) My numerology is fantastic! Everyone who played a three-set R16 match raise your hand. You are going to win your QF match and advance to the SF! Congratulations! This is a conspiracy and we've let this one go a little too far. You …

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The War to End All Wars: Djokovic v 2017 Fedal

This is already a crazy year of tennis with 2017 Fedal taking aim at whatever Djokeray had planned for this new year of our Lord. If Nadal wins the French that begins this Sunday, then the shit has officially hit the fan. Really, if anyone other than Murkovic wins the FO, the Kingdom will have …

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Miami Final, Fedal and 2017 Federer

That's a lot of Fs, if you know what I mean. We have another Fedal final, this time in a Masters tournament, so the past keeps coming back to haunt the tennis world in a worst-nightmare kind of way (if you fail to see the historic brilliance). First, obviously, we got the AO Final that …

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Indian Wells 2017

What a start to the year for the 35 year-old Roger Federer. He had a "dip" in Dubai, but what the hell. Federer's dominance in Indian Wells, out playing his opponents relentlessly, netted him his fifth PNB Paribas Open (to match Djokovic's five IW titles). In the season's biggest and most popular Masters-level tourney, he …

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February Tournament Play and Early 2017 Contenders

I watched Tsonga get his 2nd set break-of-serve of Goffin up 5-4 in their Rotterdam final, which became a run-away title for Jo-Willy 46 64 61. I was literally thinking, if he loses to Goffin here, it's over for Jo-Wilfried. That tenth game of the 2nd set was so typical Tsonga. Microcosm of his career. He …

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What Took You So Long

People are worrying about Novak now, coming-up on mid-December, rumors flying and Becker sent packing. I even hear die-hard fans now starting to come to terms with Novak's limits. First of all, what took you so long? You can read my blog for free. With just a few clicks you can stay hydrated on ATP …

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Exhibit A

There are some tennis voices that admittedly lack any perspective and sound like little cheerleaders rooting-on their heroes. Do yourself a favor, dear reader. Exhibit A In answering someone who questions a certain blogging "expert's" tennis perspective: "So yeah, I prefer looking for positives of my favorite player than for negatives. I can’t tell other …

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Addendum to my Addendum

My last post was perhaps as befuddled as is this Fanovic spin zone. The fanboys and girls are jumping on Becker's loose tongue and the hysteria surrounding this spin is as loud as was the uber confidence that their hero would demolish Murray in the WTF like he did that straw man Nishikori. Let me …

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Behold the Madness

Matt's Blog exists to counter some of the madness in the tennis universe by which vulnerable community members might become startled, confused, led astray, and disillusioned. Or worse. The sport seems to be under some sort of attack from tennis spokespeople who somehow think they know what the sport needs. In most of these cases, for almost any relevant …

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Looking Back While Moving Forward

I have not written in a while. Obviously. Nor did I watch much tennis other than some Olympics matches and a couple of Toronto/Cincy contests I sniffed perhaps by accident. Between the crumbling nature of competitive excellence on tour and the Djokovic fanboy blowhards, I needed a nice little break. My last post was a bit …

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