The Djokovic Default

Happy Labor Day from the States (SoCal for you American honks). Currently, our weather temps remain high as fires continue to engulf the countryside, wildlife and human civilization (which sounds so ironic at this point: human civilization -- ha ha). Not good. So how about this tournament, the second major of 2020, a year that's …

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Sport Has Returned

I'm a bit late on this, granted. I watched what I could last week as the men competed for  the Western and Southern Open (the Cincinnati Masters) in New York City in front of empty seats. Such is the state of the game. My take on the empty seats, does this mean much, should we …

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My Advice to Djokovic

First of all, I certainly hope that the Serb, his wife, and the other players and people infected from this outbreak following the ill-advised Adria Tour recover quickly. Chances are these individuals will be okay, but who knows how many more have been infected.  This is true across the globe with this thing. Godspeed to …

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Chinaahahahaaahhh, Shit!

Obviously, I'm out. I was out before the shit really started to hit the fan during this latest China-is-still-ruining-the-world-fuck-fest. This virus, as I said in a post or two ago "has everyone disturbed, confused, not-giving-a-shit, panicking, and getting ill and dying. Just horrific stuff."  I said that on February 18. That's like me saying Medvedev …

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Djokovic Wins 8th Aussie Open

We're late on our Aussie final commentary, but there's almost not much to say (which sounds ridiculous coming from me since I always have plenty to say). Still, Novak outlasted the up-and-comer who'd probably shot his load getting to the final. Remember, in this era of THE THREE GREATEST PLAYERS TO EVER PLAY, you'll have …

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2020 AO Final: Djokovic vs. Thiem

I don't have enough bloody time to get into this right now, but what exactly is there to get into?  We are going to hopefully see a great match, with a couple of turning-points, shifts in momentum, etc. Time to watch tennis. A straight-set clinic from the Serb would be a let down. To be …

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Aussie Open QF Part II

In Part I, yesterday, we had the bottom half of the draw get us to Djokovic vs. Federer. We should be thrilled with this match-up, but we know Federer is somehow, with his groin, not at all 100%. Watching a bit of this match (unwatchable early on when he looked simply terrible, which I'd seen …

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Aussie Open Day 1

With the time difference and not having my priorities straight, I did not see much of the first round yesterday, of the men's bottom half of the draw beginning their journeys. I saw the end of the Federer vs Johnson match and the Swiss 6-time champ looked pretty smooth in his movement, variety, etc. One …

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Serbia Wins ATP Cup

If Hewitt had followed my game plan, Australia probably beats Spain in the SF. And if Spain's Captain Roig had included my in-put in his ATP Cup Final match strategy, we might have had a different result in that tie, as well. Nadal received a hard court tennis lesson yesterday from Djokovic, and then claimed …

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Serbia vs. Canada Live Blog

Right now, two things, one everyone sees, one no one sees: FAA continues to look absolutely amateurish. Take a page from Shapo and get a coach (great to see Youzhny still at the controls in Shapo's ((Canada's)) box!). Novak is with a partial mind toward tanking this rubber/tie, and getting some downtime before the very …

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