Kyrgios Wins the Point

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1O3q0sgW5o/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link But he lost the match, and has totally lost the plot, as well as anyone who might defend him (me). He's a complete liability on the court for the fans (who might be offended by his behavior, who might be betting on the match -- gambling is legal in many parts of the world …

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From What Planet Hails the ATP?

Source The ATP site will most likely move-on from this announcement, lead image/story since the 2019 Wimbledon semi-finals just became set for play on Friday with Djokovic vs RBA in one and Fedal in the other. Perhaps this Nitto ATP Finals "news" is just a position holder while the staff frantically get their stories written …

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Halle and Queen’s Club

Federer is set to begin his run in Halle shortly, actually in about 15 minutes, against the Aussie Millman. Interestingly enough, they're 1-1 H2H, the Millman win coming in the 2018 U.S. Open R16, one should recall. Tough little grass introductory draw for the Swiss. Tsonga awaits in 2R, Gasquet/RBA QF, and a likely rematch …

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My Ass and Grass

One last bug up my ass I should dislodge. The Nadal win over Federer in the RG SF was pretty predictable, but poor on-top of that given the shitty conditions. I still liked Federer's court position and ability to get into Nadal's serve, etc., which may have been enhanced in more neutral conditions. We hadn't …

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2019 Roland Garros Aftermath

Aftermath: 1) the consequences or aftereffects of a significant unpleasant event. 2) new grass growing after mowing or harvest. Ha ha. The second definition there is perfect reference to where this bumbling tour is going next, no? In other words, the two definitions provided by my source both perfectly address where the tour just was, …

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Roland Garros tRain-wreck

I understand the relatively high (I'm being pretty generous here) tennis IQ of the clay court fans (probably fairly European, South American -- wherever clay courts find the most usage and popularity); I acknowledge that the passion for this kind of tennis can certainly provide the basis for an extended knowledge and appreciation for the …

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Is Nadal the Frog Prince?

I know, that doesn't quite work with my line-of-reasoning, but what does make sense in all of this? All kinds of strange plot twists: Christmas in May . . . or it's an early birthday present for Nadal? The Spaniard's major draws are the gifts that keep-on giving. He's blessed, kissed by the French princess …

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GTFOH, Roland Garros.

This draw can go to hell. The fucking balls on this FO brain-trust to take the biggest most wretched dump they could find all over the world of men's tennis, simple common sense or any sane person's conscience. I read the ATP's "analysis" of the draw; they basically stuck a tennis racquet up their ass. …

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What Did I Say.

In my last post, I pretty overwhelmingly said Nadal is a clear favorite going in to Roland Garros. This conclusion had hindsight and foresight reinforcements. Hindsight involves the guy's history at this major, on this surface in general. I have committed to developing this brilliant thesis that I call Nadalism. This is his cup-of-tea, his …

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