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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Nadal vs Thiem for FO 2019

We will discuss the tournament after tomorrow's final, including the two SFs, some other observations, etc. Two things seem quite apparent right now. This year's French Open has solidified my own impression of this tournament, built through a 40+ year appreciation of the sport. I have heard this sentiment echoed throughout much of the tennis …

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Roland Garros tRain-wreck

I understand the relatively high (I'm being pretty generous here) tennis IQ of the clay court fans (probably fairly European, South American -- wherever clay courts find the most usage and popularity); I acknowledge that the passion for this kind of tennis can certainly provide the basis for an extended knowledge and appreciation for the …

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Fedal XXXIX: RG SF #1

Nadal leads this over-hyped sand-castle of a head-to-head 23-16. The last time they were sequenced to sustain each other's racquet translations was back in March, in Indian Wells, CA. Nadal pulled-out. He had enough to beat Khachanov in the IW QF, but decided he'd gift everyone a healthier Rafa for clay by skipping-out on his …

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Roland Garros at the QF

Djokovic v Zverev Perhaps the only player(s) who can challenge the Serb's historical run at his second La Coupe des Mousquetaires, his second Novak Slam, his sixteenth major and his Double career Grand Slam are an absolutely rampant Thiem and/or Nadal. However, this is sport; and what complicates my first point above is that there …

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Is Nadal the Frog Prince?

I know, that doesn't quite work with my line-of-reasoning, but what does make sense in all of this? All kinds of strange plot twists: Christmas in May . . . or it's an early birthday present for Nadal? The Spaniard's major draws are the gifts that keep-on giving. He's blessed, kissed by the French princess …

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GTFOH, Roland Garros.

This draw can go to hell. The fucking balls on this FO brain-trust to take the biggest most wretched dump they could find all over the world of men's tennis, simple common sense or any sane person's conscience. I read the ATP's "analysis" of the draw; they basically stuck a tennis racquet up their ass. …

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What Did I Say.

In my last post, I pretty overwhelmingly said Nadal is a clear favorite going in to Roland Garros. This conclusion had hindsight and foresight reinforcements. Hindsight involves the guy's history at this major, on this surface in general. I have committed to developing this brilliant thesis that I call Nadalism. This is his cup-of-tea, his …

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