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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Halle and Queen’s Business End

A bit to cover on this balmy Sunday evening. To be fair, other than the Murray/Lopez drama (Murray back on court, playing with Feli, winning Queen's doubles and the Spaniard winning singles), I wasn't really diving much into this weekend's tennis. To be honest, I didn't watch a lick of the Murray-Lopez senior tour tennis. …

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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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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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