Thoughts Post USO 2019 Part II

Yesterday's Part I simply clarified that this year's U.S. Open gave us another rendition of tennis in the Djokodal era. Who gets the better draw (who gets Federer -- which in these Bo5 tournaments, other than WB, means less and less)? Who has the most health? The history of tennis in the 21st century involves …

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The 2019 USO is ATP Commentary

I saw a thread on Twitter recently that projected and simultaneously asked for responses on the final tally of career Majors for the Big 3. The tweet along with the several responses were all in the same ball park with various iterations: Novak finishing with 24, Nadal 22 and Federer 20; or Nadal 23, Djokovic …

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Federer 2019 Miami Win

How do we organize and develop this post? How many directions can one go on this? These are rhetorical questions, mate. I can go in many directions. How do you all like that HRFRT concept at this point? I've said this many times: my HRFRT treatise in its current form is a very rough draft, …

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2018 Wimbledon Spells Doom

Am I officially jumping on the Djokovic bandwagon here with this title, guilty of over-valuing his win at Wimbledon? This could be a follow-up to my glowing review of the 2018 tournament that returned Djokovic to the soap opera that is the golden era of the ATP tour. The Serb's run at the July fortnight …

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Lost Gen v Next Gen

This contrast of player is becoming more and more definitive. Two perfect examples today in Rome: The soft two-hander of Goffin who was up 5-1 in the first set of his match against Cecchinato (as they enter the second set), but lost 5-7! VS. The belligerent one-hander of Shapovalov who played a nervy, tight match …

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Six Degrees of Grigor Dimitrov

The loss of Raonic last night adds a little exclamation point to my post here about Dimitrov and the lost generation. The exceptionalism of those boys' ineptitude is pretty staggering. And this after 2017 when probably the best known of the bunch Dimitrov won his first Masters (Cincy) and the WTF, not to mention making …

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