Federer 2019 Miami Win

How do we organize and develop this post? How many directions can one go on this? These are rhetorical questions, mate. I can go in many directions. How do you all like that HRFRT concept at this point? I've said this many times: my HRFRT treatise in its current form is a very rough draft, …

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Miami Final: Isner vs Federer

Seems like we've seen this match many times. The ledger says it's 5-2 H2H though their last meeting was an Isner win at the the Paris Masters in 2015. So, they haven't played in a while. We'll say this: Big John has become a better finisher later in his career, has a better ROS and …

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2019 Miami Semi-final

Very interesting: this change in complexion of the more recent business-end of big tournaments. The Canadians have crashed the party. Too far-fetched to think that the 2019 Miami Open Final could be a match between 18 year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime and 19 year-old Denis Shapovalov? 😀 😀 Or do we get that more familiar ghosty complexion …

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Miami Update: A Few Thoughts

We're set today to see what the other Miami SF looks like with Tiafoe vs Shapovalov and then later we get Federer vs Anderson. Federer dismissing Medvedev like that proves both that the old man continues to grind and often has too much for most of these mere mortals, and that Medvedev seems to have …

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Federer: 2019 Indian Wells

So, let's pick-up where we left off. Let's make make some observations about our main cast of characters: Quick rehash of Dominic Thiem We already touched on his elevated play. He certainly played a tighter, more offensive style of tennis, the DTL BH improved immensely. That shot from all of the one-handers proves to be …

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Federer to #100 in Dubai and Kyrgios Vacations in Acapulco

Splendid runs from these two tennis power houses. Ah, but the Kyrgios claim to fame is a bit more complicated than that, no? I see mentioned that only hours before his final v Zverev, he was jet skiing. The guy lives and breathes to a different set of rules, but this can get overplayed if …

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Tsitsipas, Bautista Agut, Tiafoe … What’s Going on Here?

Not sure if you saw my Live Blog last night during the Federer v Tsitsipas R16 match. Yeah, it is what it is -- my live blog. I don't do Twitter really, so this was just some mid-match "commentary." The tone, if you think it too caustic, then either you're new here or you need …

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Federer v Tsitsipas – Live Blog

If you’re not watching this match (or when you do finally see it) and you’re not impressed with this style and level of play, stop reading my blog and go lock yourself in the bathroom and stay there for a while. My preview nailed this one. This is my brand of tennis. This is timeless. …

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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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