The End of Another Glorious Clay Season

I'm pretty nostalgic, which means I love to think about people, the history, the emotions, the possibilities in light of the realities. The best part of this blog remains the inseparable opportunities to reach people like you and try to weave together all of that jazz in terms of tennis (the people, the history, etc.). …

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Rafa Wins RG #11

Another easy win for Nadal, acquiring his 17th major. Imagine if Thiem (really his coaches) had a clue, any semblance of strategy toward point construction, variety, playing percentages? Hitting the ball as hard as you can just won't cut it in Bo5. Sorry. Winning a set from Nadal has become truly mental. The Thiem coaching, …

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2018 Roland Garros Final

Irony has a way of really putting things into perspective. There are so many examples of irony in our lives; what a shame if one doesn't understand, nor can read the irony that surrounds him or her. Tomorrow's French Open final between Spain's Rafael Nadal and Austria's Dominic Thiem looks scheduled for the mid-afternoon, around …

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Calm Before the Storm

Looks like Nadal/Schwartzman (Philippe-Chatrier) and Cilic/Del Potro (Suzanne-Lenglen) resume around 3:00am my time. You know how much I like polls to gauge what you all think -- ha ha ha. Should I stay-up and live blog the match, rendered sensationally dialed-in by this delicious American beverage I've earned from working three jobs (work, work, blog)? …

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Roland Garros QF Part II

Wednesday's QF matches: Schwartzman just played a dandy five-setter, but we believe he'll push Nadal to four sets, no? No? Nadal is 5-0 v the diminutive Argentine and recently beat him in Madrid 3 and 4. I have to think Schwartzman plays him smart and gets into a set or two, avoiding the bakery goods, …

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Roland Garros QF Part I

Today went pretty well as far as I'm concerned. Sure the picks worked-out, but the best part is we have a decent set of players reaching these final rounds of the French Open. As I just said in a blog comment, if I really took the Cilic v Foghat match seriously, Marin would have been …

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Today’s R16 and Tomorrow’s R16

Today's R16 Really I was 4/4 on my predictions; you have to give me that fourth win, especially with my touching allusion to the Italian Renaissance. You might recall how bad a few of my predictions were about a month ago, perhaps during Madrid? I'll take the losses just as well as I'll take the …

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Quick R16 Preview

I have not been studying French Open tennis during this first week of play, but knowing quite a bit about the boys, their patterns and the patterns of the current competitive play, let's have ourselves a little look at tomorrow's action. Djokovic has been on my tele more than any other. His is an interesting …

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The Red, White & Blue TSQ

The revolution will be blogged! There's a lot this great country of mine is doing to make us all (locally to globally) pretty frustrated and/or worse, but this blog is not Twitter or some other sort of forum that aggregates that kind of activism and media. Do I put it past this recent political and …

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