Murray and Djokovic Colliding in Doha

Doha has gone according to plan although as I tuned-in today Djokovic limped into a 2nd set TB with Verdasco, already down a set. The TB started-off and Djokovic proceeded to go down 2-5 on a point that looked very much like a guy throwing-in the towel. He then faced five MPs. Five. Verdasco has …

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Addendum to my Addendum

My last post was perhaps as befuddled as is this Fanovic spin zone. The fanboys and girls are jumping on Becker's loose tongue and the hysteria surrounding this spin is as loud as was the uber confidence that their hero would demolish Murray in the WTF like he did that straw man Nishikori. Let me …

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Final Thoughts on WTF

There are a few more thoughts on London and 2016. We could talk about 2016 in light of the return of Del Potro, Roger and Rafa's difficulties, the Stanimal, Pouille, Zverev, et al., and we will! But we're focusing here on the tour's top two, the guys that just played that whale of a final in London …

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Now What, Novak?

The WTF final turned-out to be the coronation of Andy Murray. Well done. For me the match was completely psychological, mental, played on character - who's got it, who's struggling in that department. Andy wasn't necessarily brilliant, but he was solid and did not shy from those big moments of the match. Lendl was in …

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WTF SF: Weathering the Storm

Andy weathered the storm early from Stan. Advanced. We saw this coming a mile away: Murray v Raonic Djokovic v Nishikori The fact that Novak has only played a couple minor talents in getting to his SF seems pretty good for him. This is like the 2016 USO, where he had a Challenger Tour draw. …

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WTF SF Outlook

We have a final match still to play in the RR stage of the WTF, but the SF are starting to shape-up and look pretty interesting. Murray and Djokovic have handled their business in their first two matches. I have seen just a bit of the tennis, catching some of the Murray v Nishikori today …

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Thoughts on USO Men’s Semi-finals

Since the first SF was mid-day, most of us in PST were still working, so I tried to stream the match on my computer and was pretty successful. As I tuned-in, Djokovic was already up 3-0 in the first and Gael was just beginning to taint the match with gale-force turds of tennis dishonor. To …

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Looking Back While Moving Forward

I have not written in a while. Obviously. Nor did I watch much tennis other than some Olympics matches and a couple of Toronto/Cincy contests I sniffed perhaps by accident. Between the crumbling nature of competitive excellence on tour and the Djokovic fanboy blowhards, I needed a nice little break. My last post was a bit …

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Draw Analysis

Obviously play is underway. My last post about the draw had such disinterest or indifference I probably shouldn't have even published; but in the end I like that I'm evidencing the problem I have with the ATP at this point: boring as shit. I am going to say a few more specific things about the draw …

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