Nadal: 2019 Indian Wells

Sorry for the delay in this little post-Indian Wells discourse. Obviously, the injury to Nadal was very bad news for the entire tennis community (anyone with a pulse). We were frothing for sure, but watching the QF between Rafa and Karen had us walking very gingerly around this idea that we'd get this much anticipated …

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Tennis Fans are Not Very Smart

Which is fine.  Not enough of you read this blog, unfortunately, which minimizes your insight on this splendiferous sport. But most of you are just fanboys and fangirls, anyways, so what do you care? I had Evans' scare of Wawrinka in my sights: the Swiss looked dubious early, but thankfully he's through. I had Felix's …

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What Will Kyrgios Do?

Will the Aussie lose to Kohlschreiber, or beat him (as he should) and then pull-out against Novak? Here's what Nick is up-against. Djokovic said: ‘We’ve always been aware of his qualities and talent, and he’s got big weapons in his game: serve, obviously one of the best serves on the tour; big forehand and can …

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Indian Wells 2019 Draw

Let's look at some of these brackets and potential match-ups. We'll start at the top for obvious reasons.  World #1 is back in action at one of his favorite venues and we get, hopefully, a Djokovic vs Kyrgios 3R war to set the first week on fire. Granted, Nick first has to get by Philipp, …

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Federer to #100 in Dubai and Kyrgios Vacations in Acapulco

Splendid runs from these two tennis power houses. Ah, but the Kyrgios claim to fame is a bit more complicated than that, no? I see mentioned that only hours before his final v Zverev, he was jet skiing. The guy lives and breathes to a different set of rules, but this can get overplayed if …

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U.S. Open — Getting Caught-up

Let's run through some of the matches over the past few days.  Unfortunately, I missed several of these (in some cases classic) contests because I was busy with other matters (work and family). Forgive me of my tennis sins. Federer Let's start with that Federer v Kyrgios match. I hope you realize how fair I …

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Federer v Kyrgios 3R USO

Match begins in about 30 min, unless the women's match currently in Arthur Ashe goes on and on. There's been some ambivalence regarding Federer's form for sure.  This, along with that age, forces everyone to entertain a Federer loss, especially given the nature of sport (anything can happen on any day -- that's why they …

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Another U.S. Open Quiz!

What do Mohamed Lahyani, Nick Kyrgios and Roger Federer have in common? They looked like garbage today in Day 4 play in and around Flushing Meadows. Federer We'll start with Federer (to be fair, we're not questioning his character). I clarified how the end of his R1 match was near fatal, having a chance at …

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DelPo v Kyrgios 2nd Set TB

2nd set TB, Kyrgios serving for the set at 6-4. Double fault. He's kept his wits about him for the most part, partly, as I suggested in an earlier post, because his competition here would probably call-him-out (embarrass him) if he acted his usual fool. But a bit of miss there on SP. Del Potro's …

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Novak on Best-of-Five and Cincy Day 5

https://twitter.com/TennisChannel/status/1029823793823240193 Click on the twitter link to hear the short interview Novak gave at the Tennis Channel desk. His thoughts on the Bo5 format are deplorable and weak. I am surprised he actually thinks even MAJORS should be Bo3. He did note that he disagreed with Federer, with a chuckle, so maybe he's saying this …

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