Sierre Zinal 2019

A little shout-out to my older blogging pursuit, which entailed covering the then dynamic sport of trail and ultra running. If you look into my posts even here on this blog pre 2015, you should see evidence of said pursuit. Go back to 2011 and such and you'll see remnants of the old partnership with …

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A Must-Watch Montreal R16

Khachanov v Auger-Aliassime. Karen's nice win over Stan yesterday sets-up this battle in Coupe Rogers round-of-16 play. Later we'll discuss this along with a few other matches. Nice win for Thiem in a war of the one-handers, beating one of the local favorites who has all kinds of work to do to stabilize his game.  …

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Nadal Tames Tsitsipas: Two Thoughts

Let's clarify two certainties after watching the Toronto final. 1. Tsitsipas has a tendency to sandbag a tennis match, which basically means he's sandbagging an opponent (for some odd reason playing reserved, too cautious, confused, tanking, etc.). If you disagree, video evidence makes you a fool. One (I) could absolutely argue he sandbagged the crap …

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Toronto Final: Nadal v Tsitsipas

We've reached the tournament final with Stefanos Tsitsipas continuing his run here at the Toronto Masters, beating four top-ten players in the process to face Rafael Nadal later today. We've been following and the tennis has been sensational from this kid, who actually turns 20 today. While on the topic of birthdays, we had Federer …

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Two FOR Two . . . Barely!

There's a difference between 2 and 2, (Grigor) and 2 for 2. Tsitsipas and Anderson are through. If you want to see where the Greek turned it around, watch the ninth game of the second set: Zverev is serving for THE MATCH, 5-3. That's where Stef finally started to put some zip on the ball, …

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Digesting Nadal v Wawrinka

https://twitter.com/jon_wertheim/status/1027754345486589953 Wawrinka and Nadal played an interesting and, yes, entertaining match. One could say with confidence that Wawrinka choked (at 4-4 in the first, at 5-6 after the rain delay, and at 5-4 in the second). One could say more complicatedly that Stanimal choked. I like this version because there's reference to a form from …

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