Other Pre-AO Final Ramblings

Here's an article with five reasons why Cilic can beat Federer tonight:The first reason concerns the fact that Cilic has beaten Federer at a grand slam, and then it narrows the point down to having beaten him in a GS SF. As the logic goes, if he's already done this, I will do it again.  …

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What is the Biggest Surprise of 2017?

For starters, we might say there a few surprises to this tennis season, beginning with #2017 Fedal. That these ATP elder statesmen have, combined, won every major championship and every Masters level tournament, minus Rome (that's 3 majors and 4 Masters tournaments between the two) is a bonafide trip down memory lane. To round-off the …

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Federer Routines Cilic for Eighth Wimbledon Title

You probably watched the final, at least heard about what happened or didn't happen. We could blame the blister, I guess. Quite unfortunate for the aspiring ATP threat with one major and one Masters. Cilic looked solid through the first four games, had the BP, missed, was broken in the next game, lost the first …

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Federer and Lopez, Class of the Pre-Wimbledon Grass

Sorry for the delay, my friends. You know at what season we've arrived, what these warmer months entail; friends and family distract unaware of the tennis genius the summer grass attracts, with the history and prestige of these European lawns, green though grooved with the wear and tear of the game's gentler player, more skilled …

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Rome (the city and the verb ;). . .Breaking: Federer is Out at the French

I know how to spell "roam," ladies and gentlemen. The primitive emoji, as you can see, clarifies this play-on-words, being playfull (only to balance all the F-bombs and vitriol I lob at my opponents - stay on the good side of me, folks! 🙂 Let's check-in with our Rome correspondent (glancing at TennisChannel and reading …

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Miami 2017 Finale

I hope this post isn't as anti-climactic as Sunday's final. Here's how I began my preview of the Miami final a few days ago: "The Fedal final tomorrow is a bit anti-climactic to be honest. If you’re caught-up in the Fedal rivalry, you’re probably a bit confused. If you need any clarity on that, search …

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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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