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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Hey, ATP: Put Your Clothes On!

I said two things yesterday in my short fairly lightweight post that ring too true. What if you’re a betting man and you like the looks of the Kyrgios v Khachanov match later today? How do you lean there? Does the Aussie even show-up? Looks like a clash of titans on one hand. Does that …

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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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