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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Indian Wells: ATP Litmus Test

Here's who's left in the draw: Top half: R16 Quarter Federer v Chardy Cuevas v Chung Quarter Fritz v Coric Carreno Busta v Anderson ______________________________________________________ Bottom half: R32 Quarter  Sock v Feli Lopez Querrery v Bhambri Baghdatis v Sela Raonic v Sousa Quarter DelPo v Ferrer Mayer v Daniel Monfils v PHH Cilic v Kohlschreiber …

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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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Miami Final, Fedal and 2017 Federer

That's a lot of Fs, if you know what I mean. We have another Fedal final, this time in a Masters tournament, so the past keeps coming back to haunt the tennis world in a worst-nightmare kind of way (if you fail to see the historic brilliance). First, obviously, we got the AO Final that …

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Indian Wells 2017

What a start to the year for the 35 year-old Roger Federer. He had a "dip" in Dubai, but what the hell. Federer's dominance in Indian Wells, out playing his opponents relentlessly, netted him his fifth PNB Paribas Open (to match Djokovic's five IW titles). In the season's biggest and most popular Masters-level tourney, he …

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Up Next: IW Quarter Finals

Well, another quick post because that's all I have time for. I leave tomorrow night for Indian Wells Semi Final action on Saturday. Not what I had in mind when I purchased the tickets.  I have the potential of seeing: Pablo Carreno Busta v Dominic Thiem and Jack Sock v Nick Kyrgios :0 That would …

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2017 IW R3 Djokovic v Del Potro: Reality Check

I really shouldn't be watching tennis or writing as I'm in a bit of a pinch at work, but my. . .oh my the tennis has been interesting in Indian Wells over the last few days. This is a very short post; but let me say what I wanted to say last night after watching …

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Third Round at 2017 Indian Wells

Indian Wells 2017 R3 is where, we're told, the drama begins. Most tournaments see some solid matches at this point, anyway. Of course, this is all about the bottom half, the "quarter of death," to be specific, or whatever it is people are calling this tournament draw. Jon Wertheim a pretty respectable tennis scribe and talking head …

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