We Need Djokodal LIII

Or do we? Pouille's run has been a brilliant surprise. If this was closer to 2017, we'd have given him more consideration. But he's been in a bit of a spiral. No question. He stone-walled Raonic. The Canadian had converted 94% of his serve coming-in, had shown glimpses of a 2016 Milos, Wimbledon finalist, etc. …

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Last Two Semi-finals

I will not be watching tonight's matches. I hope Pouille can hang with Raonic (and this appears to be the case in the first set; the Frenchman was down a break early but now they're in a first set TB!). Update: Pouille takes the first set. I lied -- I'm going to watch a bit …

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KISS (Keep it Short, Stupid)

I'm talking about the match, not my posts. Ha ha. Thiem losing in the second round is not very shocking. His style (strategic approach to the point) perpetuates this difficulty he's having. He had a tough first round match, which we discussed. Paire is a talent (a petulant asshole, but a talent). But Thiem needing …

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AO 2019 — More Draw Analysis

The most interesting questions at this point revolve around the Big 3 and mainly Novak. How would Novak succumb to an early exit in this tournament? Who could possibly beat the six-time winner, the winner of the last two majors, the current and future #1 player in the world? I uploaded some videos below, three …

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2018 ATP Finals: Three Take-aways

1. Novak lost a meaningful match and therefore a meaningful tournament. Tough to criticize Djokovic at this point, but we here at Mcshow Blog look at the big picture and the WTF (ATP Finals) number is a factor. Bottom-line: he remains tied with Pistol Pete, down one to everyone's favorite Federer. He has his year-end …

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Khachanov’s Win

You and I both know that the GOAT bullshit is simply non-stop.  The Big 3 dominance has this thing on a constant boil. I think a lot of these "arguments" or "perspectives" are more or less the equivalent of hot air from the rear-end of Russsian bot-like trolls, stirring the broverbial pot. This here is …

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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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2018 U.S. Open: the Vengeance of Novak and Serena

The U.S. Open men's final was, unfortunately, a bit too predictable. I never liked del Potro in this tournament, as a dark horse, for instance -- I said he was too stiff, the BH still a big liability, etc. I liked Stan (Stan had SP in that first set TB against Raonic. He wins that, …

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USO Final: Novak v Juan Martin

I really only saw some of the Djokovic v Nishikori match and this I could have done without, other than we have definitive confirmation that Djokovic is playing flawless tennis. Some of this may be his opponents, but when we factor-in Wimbledon (I start back to that Rome SF where a one-legged Novak scared the …

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