2019 WB Final: Tennis Divinity or Brutal Blood Feud?

I have no idea how to write this post -- what direction to go, how to make this interesting. So many things have already been said, observed, clarified. Hell, read the comments from some of my astute readers on the last couple of posts. Great insight, articulation, voice, engagement. Thanks always for reading, folks, and …

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Delayed Reaction to WB Final

Folks, sorry for the delay. Sure, I'm partly still stunned and practically speechless. But, as you know, I'm never really at a loss for words. Nor am I trying to buy more time in order to craft, as we speak, an epic post analyzing what was an incredible match between Federer and Djokovic. Of course, …

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Wimbledon Final Preview

https://youtu.be/hIwDqbiFEwg   https://youtu.be/u89PQ5r-Fck   https://youtu.be/VwA6In_X44M   https://youtu.be/P44NKPTBxso   I had a more extended and thoughtful post in mind for this massive match tomorrow between the eight and four-time Wimbledon champs Federer and Djokovic. It's late here, I've been at a soccer tournament all day, eating and drinking-in all of the fun of that kind of …

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Wimbledon Semi-final Preview

We have a nice little line-up for tomorrow's Wimbledon men's singles semi-finals. Though some of the draws burst into flames and let, in some respects, the dogs in, we arrive at a final four most tennis fans can appreciate, which may be a gigantic understatement. The Big 3 are alive and well, seemingly. Roger, you …

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Wimbledon QF Preview: Legends Speak

The Joker https://youtu.be/cq5vcVRQv4Q That's Roger more or less. Remember the TSQ? The public, per usual, has a lot of the reading on these matters a bit off, perhaps way off. They call Novak the Djoker. Wrong. Roger is the one goofing around, having fun; his whole enterprise is an exhibition. Start with the way he …

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2019 Roland Garros Aftermath

Aftermath: 1) the consequences or aftereffects of a significant unpleasant event. 2) new grass growing after mowing or harvest. Ha ha. The second definition there is perfect reference to where this bumbling tour is going next, no? In other words, the two definitions provided by my source both perfectly address where the tour just was, …

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Semi-final Friday

Rain rain -- the red clay The winds of change, leaves falling A glass of champagne ___________________________________________ There's rain in the forecast. Conditions could be tricky for all four. Rafa and Djoker have already reserved their spot in the final, in the popular tennis imagination. They are heavily favored to win their respective matches. The …

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GTFOH, Roland Garros.

This draw can go to hell. The fucking balls on this FO brain-trust to take the biggest most wretched dump they could find all over the world of men's tennis, simple common sense or any sane person's conscience. I read the ATP's "analysis" of the draw; they basically stuck a tennis racquet up their ass. …

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Toward Djokodal Rome Final

Nadal did what everyone knew he'd do: desperately scratch his way to the Rome final. He got a very beatable draw. But it almost doesn't matter who he plays on this surface other than an in-form Djokovic or maybe a high-flying Dominic Thiem. I'm surprised Tsitsipas actually put-up the fight he did, losing on one …

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Novak Takes Rothenberg’s Lunch Money

https://youtu.be/U88Sr0s2MYY Do you know who Ben Rothenberg is?  I've slammed the guy a few times with my teeny tiny Twitter tongue; he's a tennis journalist who, I think, basically writes for Ben and Twitter 😉 He's a big WTA honk and leader of the "anti Best-of-Five" crew. These credentials alone (WTA cheerleader/anti-Best-of-5 clown) make him, …

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