U.S. Open Men’s SFs

Del Potro v Nadal -- 1:00pm PST. I'll make this quick since it's all about the matches at this point. A little perspective can help, but we just want to see two gents go to war (in both matches!). That Thiem v Nadal QF still resonates in our tennis imagination. That was a milestone for …

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Roland Garros QF Preview

Let's keep this party bus rolling into the business-end of the tournament. We have big-time top-seeded match-ups as we've reached the final eight. Murray v Nishikori This leans Murray because he's gaining confidence, having survived his draw. I would call his a decent draw with the Klizan FH, the gentle giant DPo and a rising …

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Madrid Final and Rome Draw

Madrid 2017 The SF and F matches went pretty much according to form. Though Cuevas played well, knocking-off Zverev in the QF (playing well of late, generally), we figured the future of clay would advance. Though a lot of people are critical of Thiem's scheduling, he's been learning how to win for a few years …

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Djokovic Almagro and Nadal Fognini . . .

Above was literally the title a few days ago where I just wanted to comment on those two matches and a few other things, but never quite got there: but that's where I was going - to analyze some of this dirty tennis happening in Spain. Madrid. I had this video all lined-up, thought it …

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Miami QF

Yesterday saw Kei Nishikori play-out what an injured wrist looks like. That's what determined is zero FH, resorting early and often to chippy drop-shots and just getting out-hit. Fognini had very little difficulty with Kei. Fabio hasn't had the toughest draw, but bageling D. Young was a bit of an eye-opener. The American has played well …

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Indian Wells Preview: ATP 250 & 500 Action

The build-up to Indian Wells has intensified with some business-end of tournament play in Rio, Marseille and Delray Beach this weekend, followed by some big boy tennis next week in Dubai and Acapulco. In Rio, the lone 500 this week, we have maybe a Thiem v Dolgopolov final in the cards though Thiem has to …

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February Tournament Play and Early 2017 Contenders

I watched Tsonga get his 2nd set break-of-serve of Goffin up 5-4 in their Rotterdam final, which became a run-away title for Jo-Willy 46 64 61. I was literally thinking, if he loses to Goffin here, it's over for Jo-Wilfried. That tenth game of the 2nd set was so typical Tsonga. Microcosm of his career. He …

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Australian Open at the R16

There has been some brilliant tennis down under in Melbourne and we have even bigger matches still to come. Are you all excited about this major championship right now, or what? Let's go through the draw, starting actually at the bottom, in that half that has absolutely exploded with possibility after the exit of world …

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Djokovic v Dimitrov

Who you got? Okay, I'm getting way ahead of myself here. Sorry for the delay in posting; I wanted to make sure I saw some actual tennis from the two matches I was going to write about. The Djokovic win is not the biggest news if you're a big-time tennis fan. Not in the least. …

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