Here I Go Again: My Tennis Crap Detector

Fuck the AO and the ATP. Beyond the injury issues that plague the sport, about which many are concerned; the money -- did you hear what Djokovic said at the players-only meeting? and other problems this tour -- and society in general -- deals with, the Australian Open, as we begin voyage on this new …

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The Nadal Quarter – What!

I still can't quite wrap my brain around this one. Had a fourth espresso this morning to see if that might wake me from this Fellini-like deja-vu-like tennis nightmare. Nadal, up to his old tricks -- throw-in the extended practice "exhibition," a few sinister requests about who can referee his matches, stick the shot-clock up …

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Auckland Final and Melbourne Fitness

Roberto Bautista Agut prevailed over Juan Del Potro today in the ASB Classic final 61 46 75. I tuned-in at the start of the second set with the Spaniard in total control, having dominated the first set, with three service breaks. Del Potro looked tired and the match call confirmed this. In fact, Tracy Austin …

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Nadalism/FedFan and the WTF

This post started as a return to the contemplation and reconciliation of Nadalism. At the end here, on the eve of WTF, I'm confounded by this contradiction involving Nadal. But the appearance of the Fedfan on my blog broadens this post since Nadalism is this institutionalized bias toward the Spanish great and we all know …

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Nadal and My Stream-of-Consciousness

I'm in the business of trying to explain myself. That's how this works, this blog at least. My last post was all over the place, but still an impressive piece of stream-of- consciousness. No? Well, let's just agree to disagree on that one. 😀 Thanks again to Wilfried for his article on top players' connections …

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Paris is Burning. . . (A Big Post Coming)!

In my comments a couple of days ago, I foresaw this turmoil: "The draw is opening-up and looks typically terrible. You can only hope for a Del Potro Nadal SF, but Isner probably beats the Argentine. These fields, along with “favroites” (Thiem, Goffin, Querrey, Sascha. . . ) not performing is such a bad look." …

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Miami and the Blog

We're into the draw in Miami, so a few thoughts on that along with my continuing exploration of how to get this blog to blow the hell up and become a bigger part of my and your life (I am not kidding). Quick thoughts on Miami. Nothing too startling. If you were caught off-guard by …

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