Tiafyrgios and Felix Auger-Aliassime!

Strike two, Mcshow. Tiafoe and Kyrgios are out. The first subject is vastly unproven, but I said let's see the young American consolidate Delray Beach. That was a tremendous run highlighted, for me, by his man-handle of Shapovalov. I didn't get to write-up more of that tournament win, but a few qualities emerged in watching …

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Mcshow Prediction!

Frances Tiafoe v Hyeon Chung tonight in Delray Beach Open QF action is a must-watch! Prediction: match of the weekend. Ha ha. Yes I have been derelict in my tennis writing duties; stop the madness! Speaking of Americans, Fritz v Shapovalov is 3-3 1st set in another Delray Beach QF match.  Lots of March Masters …

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Despite Draw Depletion, Western & Southern Open Looking Good

The ATP youth continues to rise, the absence of tour heavy-weights due to injury or defeat only making this reality clearer. This is what I said about one of our American youngsters from the aforementioned post: "For instance, I was really looking forward to a Tiafoe v Kyrgios Montreal 2R, but the American lost today …

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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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Miami and the Blog

We're into the draw in Miami, so a few thoughts on that along with my continuing exploration of how to get this blog to blow the hell up and become a bigger part of my and your life (I am not kidding). Quick thoughts on Miami. Nothing too startling. If you were caught off-guard by …

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2017 Dubai and Acapulco Takeaways

I did not get my post up fast enough prior to the Federer loss, but my brain and responsibility to the blog both wanted to articulate the importance of Murray winning this tournament; having the loss of Federer at hand, such a post would sound like meaningless rationalization. Should've tweeted it. 😀 Much of the …

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Australian Open at the R16

There has been some brilliant tennis down under in Melbourne and we have even bigger matches still to come. Are you all excited about this major championship right now, or what? Let's go through the draw, starting actually at the bottom, in that half that has absolutely exploded with possibility after the exit of world …

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Australian Open First Round

Starting at the top in the Murray quarter, everything looks pretty status quo. I did see a bit of Murray's match v Marchenko and whether it was the Ukrainian's form, the heat or that lack of precision in Murray's game, the No. 1 seed had his hands full. I'm going to say this is more …

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