French SF Friday

Both matches are exactly what we wanted. The set-up is perfect, really. The parallel is ideal. The legends against the best this crap youth can muster in a major championship competition. Put all of the Aslan the Great comedy, the big Russian invasion for that matter, the Berrettinis, the . . . uh that's about …

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A Pitiful Response

Prior to the Nadal vs Tsitsipas QF I wondered if any of these youngsters "have a fucking chance against [Nadal and Djokovic]." I ended that post with a simple question/prediction: "What say the one-hander?" Tsitsipas responded, answering that question emphatically in his epic comeback to take-down the perennial Spanish champion. In my Medvedev vs Tsitsipas …

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Medvedev vs Tsitsipas AO SF

Djokodal LVII will not take place at this year's Australian Open, what would have been a very hyped championship match. The numbers alone are staggering. However, the recent Roland Garros Final, an embarrassing loss for the Serb (0 2 5), would have been the immediate backdrop, followed by the major championship tally battle royal, with …

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The Age of Tsitsipas

😀 What say the one-hander? Brilliant stuff from the Greek. I have a lot of other shit to do right now and there's really no need to preview tonight's men's first SF, but I will preview Medvedev vs Tsitsipas tomorrow, check back with how Djokovic vs Karatsev went down and assess the collapse of one …

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The Age of Denial

How many of you watched the Djokovic vs Zverev QF last night, live? We were in that 3 to 4am river; I drifted in and out like some sort of drug addict. My dog was looking at me funny. But I was wide awake for the final act of this tennis match. How about that …

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Another Djokodal in the Works?

The 2021 Australian Open didn't really get me all fired-up as we welcomed 2021 and read about athletes making their ways to Melbourne for some dramatic quarantine protocol followed by some warm-up events to bring us to this first major of the year. Part of this is what we have going on, world-wide and here …

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2020 is Like a THBH

Sure this could be a reference to Nadal's run here at the WTF. But a few thoughts first on a few events since the fall French, when we last exchanged pleasantries. St. Petersburg went to the (once) hottest Russian Rublev. Despite his London loss tonight to Tsitsipas, he still might actually be the best Russian …

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What’s at Stake

😉 Let's talk briefly about why Djokovic and Nadal both need to win their respective matches tomorrow and go on to raise La Coupe des Mousquetaires on Sunday. You already know the answer to this two-sided question, but I have about an hour before a Zoom beer with a pal, so let's drop another post …

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French Semi-finals

All things considered, we have the best match-ups possible for this 2020 French Open final four. Tsitsipas is the best player in that 2nd quarter. We were clear and correct on the Medvedev meteor, which burned up just about this time last year after his run ended (miserably I have to add) in NYC in …

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On Medvedev and Clay

And on the BH, by extension -- so you know where this is going. Medvedev and Thiem both lost in the last day or so. I am putting Medvedev's loss on him, Thiem's on that awful surface. Ha ha. How far does honesty really get you? I have talked for eons on my criticism of …

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