GOAT: Flawed or Beautiful?

Following our latest GOAT vs GOAT in a major final, with the outcome having significant statistical and theoretical consequences that fuck with people's emotions, thoughts, and arguments, let's take a dive into this GOAT discussion that revolves around the Big 3. Remember that this is mainly a conversation had by fans who mostly come to …

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Nadal Wins 13th, 100th, 20th . . .

I'm not a numerologist, but do those numbers mean something deeper, or is this just part of the statistical debris left blowing around Philippe-Chatrier following the 2020 men's French Open final in which Rafael Nadal steamrolled Novak Djokovic 0 2 and 5. I kid you not: after the first two games of the match, I …

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2020 French Final: Djokodal LVI

Who do you got in this championship match? We pinned this to our destiny when the draw was announced two weeks ago. We needed this match. 2020 has been relentless. We've clamored for normalcy, even the past, because there is so much doubt now and about the future. The tennis over the last couple of …

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What’s at Stake

😉 Let's talk briefly about why Djokovic and Nadal both need to win their respective matches tomorrow and go on to raise La Coupe des Mousquetaires on Sunday. You already know the answer to this two-sided question, but I have about an hour before a Zoom beer with a pal, so let's drop another post …

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French Semi-finals

All things considered, we have the best match-ups possible for this 2020 French Open final four. Tsitsipas is the best player in that 2nd quarter. We were clear and correct on the Medvedev meteor, which burned up just about this time last year after his run ended (miserably I have to add) in NYC in …

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French Quarters

REUTERS/Christian Hartmann To finish my commentary on Thiem vs Schwartzman, I liked Diego in this match and part of that absolutely comes from his results in Rome. He spanked Rafa, played a gem against Shapo and though he came-up against le patron (or il capo) in the final, he showed all kinds of value for …

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The Truth in Real Time

Do you want to know the truth of clay court tennis? Forget for a second the mammoth legacy of Rafael Nadal, who's ownership of the clay court, of Roland Garros and many other dirty venues, has seemingly elevated this surface beyond its mere claim of surface diversity, history and cultural charm. The unevenness of the …

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French 2nd and 3rd Rds.

Down in Rafa's draw, we have nothing to report other than all eyes seem to be on the Korda kid, who, like the Ruud kid, may have legitimate legacy in those legs and arms and game. Though let's be fair: Korda's father, Petr, won a major, an Aussie Open in 1998 and lost to Courier …

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2020 Roland Garros Start

An early statement from Stan? And they're off. Stan destroying Andy is a "that should be the case"; Nishikori getting through in five sounds about right; Zverev ending his proceedings in three is a very good sign for the German; Coric losing in four to a guy named Norbert Gombos makes me smile (both the …

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