Federer: 2019 Indian Wells

So, let's pick-up where we left off. Let's make make some observations about our main cast of characters: Quick rehash of Dominic Thiem We already touched on his elevated play. He certainly played a tighter, more offensive style of tennis, the DTL BH improved immensely. That shot from all of the one-handers proves to be …

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QF Thursday Indian Wells

Due to distractions (work), I can't formulate too many thoughts on the first two QF matches today, so let's make this simple: I might say a slight upset would be Thiem beating Monfils today. I guess watching either on Saturday (trying to be transparent here) will be a joy. I prefer Thiem's style and, quite …

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R16 Indian Wells

Let's face the facts: I'm overly interested in the quality of the competition of Semi-final Saturday since I will be there in person. This means I'm most disappointed in Djokovic's loss not for his sake, but for mine. 😀 Are we surprised by the upset of Novak? Sure we are. Yet we've been high on …

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What Will Kyrgios Do?

Will the Aussie lose to Kohlschreiber, or beat him (as he should) and then pull-out against Novak? Here's what Nick is up-against. Djokovic said: ‘We’ve always been aware of his qualities and talent, and he’s got big weapons in his game: serve, obviously one of the best serves on the tour; big forehand and can …

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Indian Wells 2019 Draw

Let's look at some of these brackets and potential match-ups. We'll start at the top for obvious reasons.  World #1 is back in action at one of his favorite venues and we get, hopefully, a Djokovic vs Kyrgios 3R war to set the first week on fire. Granted, Nick first has to get by Philipp, …

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Indian Wells Wrap

Greetings. There's a lot going-on right now, which does get in the way of posting to my, apparently, insightful yet forgettable blog. In addition, I suspect you all watched the tennis in IW, have a bunch of interesting and thoughtful observations yourself about the tournament, the tour, and some particular players, so why do I …

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