2020 ATP Finals, etc.

I figure I should put a wrap on what happened over the last couple of weeks, how the WTF played-out and so forth. My last post was typed and published in about 2 minutes' time, as Dominic and Daniil headed for a third and deciding set. Thiem should have finished that match in the second …

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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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Don’t Worry: Two Things Can Be True

Covid-19 is a conspiracy, something the government (or Bill Gates) has us believe-in and respond to in order to execute another massive transfer of wealth.  In other words, the virus is a distraction, so governments can impose further restrictions, to be passed into laws, against our freedoms, meanwhile carrying-out extensive financial "bail outs" for wealthy …

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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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2008 Wimbledon v 2018 Wimbledon

What is the more significant Championships in terms of drama, legacy and history: Wimbledon 2008 or Wimbledon 2018? The focus of Wertheim's book and the subsequent documentary broadcast on Tennis Channel and available elsewhere is the 2008 final between Rafa and Roger. We know this, given the marketing for this recent piece marking the ten …

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Preview Some Tennis Commentary

The Smell of Farm Animals Remember when I started the tennis commentary era on this blog (I covered mountain running prior to that -- look at almost anything pre-2015) with Djokovic rolling, and Fedal literally going nowhere, the GOAT debates were hot-and-heavy (they always are I suspect with certain folk). The idea was Fedal had …

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Is Clay Nadal’s Weakness?

To paraphrase so many in the tennis world right now (but this isn't news nor revelatory at all): Nadal's dominance on clay is phenomenal; I would say absurd. Before I go on: Congrats, Rafa! But you know me: time for a little perspective ala Mcshow. Let's talk about the clay a little bit more. French …

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Clarification on ATP Injury

This is an addendum to my last post, I actually just published. First of all, injury is just part of the sport. I mentioned that many of the players injured are, in fact, older, 30-something to be exact. I guess this isn't some dawning of a new age of tennis where players don't necessarily peak …

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