Western & Southern Open QF Setting

Incidentally, the last R16 match is still undecided, Nadal v Ramos-Vinolas. But Kyrgios just closed-out Karlovic, so the winner of the Spanish duel will get the volatile (and injured) Aussie in that QF, which actually gets played later today; yesterday's rain delay gives Kyrgios and his QF opponent quite a Friday workload. This could prove …

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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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Right. On. Cue.

Sneaking in a quick quip about Shanghai and touting my blog. Who doesn't like his or her observations and arguments to be more or less verified by events in the real world. I wrote that series of articles about Novak post-U.S. Open (the objective look at his career arch) and a week later he announces …

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Matt’s Blog Update

You might have seen that I have a Twitter account attached to the blog now (did this actually during the final of the USO); this shouldn't be too surprising since such social media parings are quite natural and even smart if one aspires to grow and reach more readers. The Twitter account is nice because …

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