Men’s Semi-finals Set

My gut says a final between Djokovic and Isner. But give me a couple of hours, a couple of beers to confirm. I was 3/4 on my QF picks but the riff I played on Federer's ping-pongy tennis, spot-on analysis you only find here, elevates my play to 100%. Addendum on Federer v Anderson He …

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2018 WB Quarter-finals Preview

We'll make this as quick as we can. Raonic v Isner. Raonic has been to this tournament's final, so clearly he has the experience (beating Federer in the SF that year -- 2016 -- doesn't hurt either even though the Swiss was ailing and about to forego the rest of the season). Isner is 3-1 …

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Halle and London Semi-Finals and a Look at Tomorrow

Federer v Kudla: I only watched the first set, that fourth game of set two, Federer escaping at 1-2 to keep the match on serve, his break at 5-5 in the second set and his close-out service. The American, as we and everyone else has pointed-out, can play on the grass. So not too surprising …

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Dimitrov . . .

Dimitrov . . . I said in my preview that Djokovic should beat the Bulgarian "easily." I actually used that adverb to describe how the beating would occur. They were 4-4 in the first, Djokovic held, and we all watched Dimitrov, literally, hand Djokovic the set from there. He went down 0-40, got it back …

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Federer Wins First Stuttgart

Nice little start to 2018 grass for Roger Federer. With that 2017 Mercedes Cup R1 loss to his buddy Haas last year probably lingering, expectations might have been somewhat subdued as he took the court this week, warming-up for his run at #10 in Halle and #9 at Wimbledon. Roger had a good week, for …

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Federer Into Stuttgart Final & We’ve Got Tennis Schwag

Be honest: did you think the mention of schwag meant I'd gone ahead and created some Mcshow Blog schwag? More honesty: would you be reaching for your wallet? I'm going to take that as a double yes, which turns-out to be Kyrgios-like, given his eight DFs today in the Stuttgart SF v Federer. Mcshow Blog …

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Fed v Kyrgios SF: Must Watch!

Fed looks a little too loose and without a Stuttgart (grass) title in his pantheon (of sorts), Nick certainly represents even a bigger threat. Minimal margins and Federer seemingly working-out his grass kinks (wide range of offensive tennis); this could be interesting. Plus, #1 is on the line. i see trouble for Federer in this …

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Federer Opens Play at Stuttgart and Mcshow Marketing

Federer Opens Play at Stuttgart Federer did look a little rough despite some really nice play as well from both him and Zverev the elder. I was ready to refute a lot of the claims I heard today that sounded pretty cliché, with Federer back from his 2 1/2 month hiatus, getting his feet used …

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More RG Aftermath

As masterful as Nadal's tennis was in painting Undecima, we still have to maintain our core beliefs about the sport, which means generously provide our honest observations and commentary with regards to 2018 Roland Garros that might not blow so much rainbow and magic bunny beauty at my discerning readers (we have standards to uphold …

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Fed Says Goodbye to Miami Foreverer

Well, that's my theory at least. We have to expect that he'll begin to play less and less if he actually intends to play another year or two. Remember the context of this 2018 Federer, some of which was provided by this blog. HRFRT was written when Federer had 17 majors, along with the rest …

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