Paris Masters Commentary

A great few days of tennis, which brings me to this question: how can I argue that once again, men's tennis isn't worth a shit when we get this kind of higher-end competition on tour? Well, we're still looking for a heartbeat outside the Top 3 (or even the Top 1 at this point) and …

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U.S. Open Quiz!

What do these professional tennis players have in common? Vasek Pospisil Lorenzo Sonego Karen Khachanov Jack Sock Nikoloz Basilashvili Guido Pella Paolo Lorenzi You know the answer and if you don't know you better act like you do. Your sport is on life support. A study from 2011 surfaced that uncovered pretty corrupt U.S. Open …

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Three and Out and Luckal

Thiem ends the Italian Renaissance in straights, as we surmised. And Nadal serving at 1-1 here in the first, goes 0-40 and watches as his opponent, Juan Martin, loses the advantage and probably strains his groin or lower back. We go from del Potro getting an early foothold and maybe putting some real pressure on …

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Strokes of Luck & RG SF

Three ("3") is a magical number for many reasons. I am not going to recount its myriad of meanings other than the number reared its head again when three different examples of Nadal's luck struck me this afternoon, with the rain still hanging-over that Nadal v Schwartzman QF. And sure we go back to the …

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Take a Page Out of Rafa’s Book

Sure, I've been critical (overly) of Rafa and his rain saga (most recently Rome), which continues today in his QF match with Schwartzman. What a match. Diego is doing everything I hoped he might be able to do, which is stick around in these points, make all of those great reads that only the clay …

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