The Federer London Question

If you're wondering what this all means for Federer, he's still doing what he always does: finds ways to get deep into draws and keep his fans' hopes alive. The way this championship resolved itself is a perfect example of the complicated world of Federer. He looks terrible throughout the round-robin and even in the …

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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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Federer and Thiem

Federer A quick note on the Federer loss though a little after the fact; despite the disappointment of not getting to see an even sorta-in-form Federer play Djokovic in the QF, Federer has clearly been treading in these kinds of water lately. To truncate this potentially long-winded discussion/post, the loss is totally in-line with what …

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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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U.S. Open: The Clay Courts of New York City

https://twitter.com/TennisPublisher/status/1034623043971309570 https://twitter.com/Ubitennis/status/1034627252166778881 This is a part of the sport that many will never understand. What tournament organizers (ATP/majors), in some kind of collective mission, have done to the grass and the hard courts is fraudulent. Remember Federer's comment after Cincy, putting Djokovic's Masters set into perspective. Great achievement for the Serb, but this was never …

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What the 2018 U.S. Open Means

For the big 3. Our hope, to be quite honest, is that a player not part of this triumvirate wins the Open. The optics would be fresh, the discussion far more interesting (and hysterical among fanboys and fangirls) and the play, I would bet, across the tour would improve, with this infusion of belief. Here's …

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Quasi Major Erotica

We are getting geeked for this final major of 2018 (that means really pumped in a technical manner). The story-lines are scantily dressed and talking filthy, as if the hardcore, I mean hard court tennis coming our way (don't touch that one) is going to blow our minds, filthily. I'll keep this short since this …

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What 2018 Cincinnati Means

As I said in my post-Cincy Final post, the win in Cincy is huge for Novak on several fronts. I guess the two that stand-out are: A) this is everyone's favorite: that he has completed the Masters set, thus garnering him all kinds of praise and greatness; and B) that he really has confirmed his …

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