Tsitsipas Triumphs, Thiem Toes-the-Line

As we know, Tsitsipas beat De Minaur, the ultimate two-hander, for the Milan NextGen crown, which, like our Thiem v Coric Paris-Bercy bout, amounts to a short trial of the sport's ferociously antagonistic style ideologies. Hear hear! Nice to see the more elegant, classic and sophisticated doctrine rise in the defeat of the younger, adolescent, …

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Remember to Vote Nov. 6

Stefanos Tsitsipas for President! He (and his running mate Dominic Thiem -- or vice versa) can save this God-forsaken country-sport. Basel QF Tsitsipas v Medvedev is a statement match, if you're interested in those kinds of things. Thiem about to get into the thick of things Vienna (Querrey, then Nishikori). In other words, wash your …

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Why Men’s Tennis is No Longer Worth a Shit

What's it like to be a tennis fan today? If you follow this site, you benefit from some of that delicious draw analysis and match prediction based-off some insight on form, history, etc. Of course, the real beauty of this site revolves around the more original pieces that add perspective to the puppet show before …

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Cincy Day 2 — We’re on Topic

A lot of interesting matches yesterday, today and this should continue throughout the week. North American hard courts and the best players having to play their best. This is (let's use this adjective yet again to get our point across) the best tennis of the year: the most rigorous and cleanest test of tennis to …

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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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