Wimbledon QF Preview and A Rant

Quarter Finals 1. Murray (3 set R16) v Querrey (5 set R16) My numerology is fantastic! Everyone who played a three-set R16 match raise your hand. You are going to win your QF match and advance to the SF! Congratulations! This is a conspiracy and we've let this one go a little too far. You …

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Bang Bang Bang (Quick Post – Ka Pow!)

I watched a bit of the Tsonga v Kyrgios Open 13 SF and was abundantly pleased, expectations met. Tsonga has such a tremendous ability on the court, can raise his level and beat ANYONE in the sport. This potency has waned of late, with age of course, but we are always on the look-out. Rotterdam …

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Reader Poll!

Just kidding. I prefer the actual discussion of these questions that websites and blogs often offer their readers. Sure polls and surveys are "fun" and interesting and easy, I suspect. But let's hear what you have to say, rather than "see" what button you push. 😀 Who needs an Acapulco win more: Djokovic or Nadal? …

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Federer Advances into 6th AO Final

Roger takes down Wawrinka 75 63 16 46 63. I leaned Wawrinka in this one. He looked a half step behind his mentor in the first set; only a half step as there were rallies such as the one at 2-2 which showcased some nice BL styled OHBH where Stan finally wrestled control of the …

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Nadal Cruises, Raonic Looks Lost in AO QF

Nadal is Back Here's what I wrote yesterday, previewing last night's QF between Nadal and Raonic: "The big question is what happens in the Raonic v Nadal match tonight. Raonic should win that match. Nadal, physically, doesn’t have enough to go deep with a big serve and hitter like Raonic. I am not even crazy …

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QF and SF Action at the AO

Do I wish I was sitting court-side for many of these matches and interviewing, reporting and analyzing the action daily, hourly? You bet your life I do. But I have a damn job (that I love) and a small family (that I love and keeps me honest), so some of my commentary gets delayed a …

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The 2017 Australian Open Draw

Let's get it on. Murray: In the top half of the draw, the Scot has a tough route for his quest to win a fourth major and first Australian Open. Here's how his quarter should play-out. He opens with Illya Marchenko, a Ukrainian who made the AO 2nd round in '10 and '11. Murray gets a breather in R64 and …

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