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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Queen’s Club and Halle R16/QF

Sports, other than the incredibly useful analogous portrait of life that they provide (beautiful parallel and often perfect teaching tool), are also needed distractions from some of the more difficult and even horrible life circumstances. Dig my stream-of-consciousness (bear with me), tomorrow's the first day of summer, and the boys and girls are playing on …

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Federer Wins First Stuttgart

Nice little start to 2018 grass for Roger Federer. With that 2017 Mercedes Cup R1 loss to his buddy Haas last year probably lingering, expectations might have been somewhat subdued as he took the court this week, warming-up for his run at #10 in Halle and #9 at Wimbledon. Roger had a good week, for …

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Federer Into Stuttgart Final & We’ve Got Tennis Schwag

Be honest: did you think the mention of schwag meant I'd gone ahead and created some Mcshow Blog schwag? More honesty: would you be reaching for your wallet? I'm going to take that as a double yes, which turns-out to be Kyrgios-like, given his eight DFs today in the Stuttgart SF v Federer. Mcshow Blog …

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Fed v Kyrgios SF: Must Watch!

Fed looks a little too loose and without a Stuttgart (grass) title in his pantheon (of sorts), Nick certainly represents even a bigger threat. Minimal margins and Federer seemingly working-out his grass kinks (wide range of offensive tennis); this could be interesting. Plus, #1 is on the line. i see trouble for Federer in this …

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Tiafyrgios and Felix Auger-Aliassime!

Strike two, Mcshow. Tiafoe and Kyrgios are out. The first subject is vastly unproven, but I said let's see the young American consolidate Delray Beach. That was a tremendous run highlighted, for me, by his man-handle of Shapovalov. I didn't get to write-up more of that tournament win, but a few qualities emerged in watching …

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