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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Indian Wells Wrap

Greetings. There's a lot going-on right now, which does get in the way of posting to my, apparently, insightful yet forgettable blog. In addition, I suspect you all watched the tennis in IW, have a bunch of interesting and thoughtful observations yourself about the tournament, the tour, and some particular players, so why do I …

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Federer is 36 and No. 1 in the World

Shit happens. What are all the legends of the sport saying on a day/night like today/tonight? In the end, everyone, legends included, should say well done, old boy. Raise a pint or a flute. If you know a bit about sport, especially higher stake games and matches, Federer checks all the boxes. The few he's …

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The Aftermath of Federer’s 6th Australian Open Title

A few strands of confetti are still pirouetting about Melbourne Park, especially in and around Rod Laver Arena, but most of the Australian Open fanfare has dissipated and moved-on, perhaps similar to a kind of circus or country fair. The excitement of Roger Federer's victory and 20th major certainly has some fans and tennis professionals …

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AO Final: Federer Denies Cilic, Claims 20th Major Title

How would you describe this final between Federer and Cilic? Better than 2017 Wimbledon? Illustrative of both mens' tennis character, Federer the best at managing a less-than-stellar form and Cilic so close, so strong at times, but a little clumsy in the end? Erratic. Uneven. I saw someone else describe it as "lumpy;" not bad. …

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Other Pre-AO Final Ramblings

Here's an article with five reasons why Cilic can beat Federer tonight:The first reason concerns the fact that Cilic has beaten Federer at a grand slam, and then it narrows the point down to having beaten him in a GS SF. As the logic goes, if he's already done this, I will do it again.  …

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