What 2018 Cincinnati Means

As I said in my post-Cincy Final post, the win in Cincy is huge for Novak on several fronts. I guess the two that stand-out are: A) this is everyone's favorite: that he has completed the Masters set, thus garnering him all kinds of praise and greatness; and B) that he really has confirmed his …

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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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Here I Go Again: My Tennis Crap Detector

Fuck the AO and the ATP. Beyond the injury issues that plague the sport, about which many are concerned; the money -- did you hear what Djokovic said at the players-only meeting? and other problems this tour -- and society in general -- deals with, the Australian Open, as we begin voyage on this new …

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Essay on Social Media (Kinda)

Is that title effective SEO? I somewhat come-clean with my parenthetical disclosure. Yeah, I have a sentence or two about potential ills of said industry/tools, but I take aim here, again, at some of the participants/tools who use these global conversational mechanisms. And good Thursday to you! A lot on tap today/night in Los Cabos …

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Timeout: Let’s Burn Some Bullshit

Because we're on the web (can't deny my blog is on the internet, unfortunately), we get more or less tossed-in to this bath-house of points-of-view, some of which fail on several levels. However, the positives of the internet, I'm afraid, outweigh the negatives, which, granted, is a vague generalization, but you and I know I'm …

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Federer Routines Cilic for Eighth Wimbledon Title

You probably watched the final, at least heard about what happened or didn't happen. We could blame the blister, I guess. Quite unfortunate for the aspiring ATP threat with one major and one Masters. Cilic looked solid through the first four games, had the BP, missed, was broken in the next game, lost the first …

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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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