Tsitsipas Defeats Djokovic

An interesting match. Novak never really seemed under much pressure, the TB underscoring this observation. His opponent was attacking, he got down a set, but he was able to play some really nice tennis in that TB to even things up. But the Greek kept coming. This is a very interesting development though probably not …

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Wrap D.C. and Preview Toronto

Washington, D.C. You know the big theme in D.C.: taken-over by a bunch of teenagers and Sascha, who's only twenty-one. Tsitsipas had a whiff of hope in that second set, but one can see the difference between these 19 year-olds and Sascha: inexperience and just a natural lack of professionalism. Sascha was de Minaur or …

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QF Friday in Washington, D.C.

A nice mix in D.C. today. Zverev the Younger v Nishikori Goffin v Tsitsipas de Minaur v Murray Kudla v Rublev Good blend of top players, even our token veteran great along with a couple of very talented Lost Gen boys topped with a couple of Next Genners -- and for good measure, Kudla. 😉 …

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Barcelona Final: Nadal’s Legacy

Claydal -- another part to this rough-draft of the "meditation" of said player's sculpture that graces the lawns of our imagined Tuileries Garden-like oasis of tennis greatness The Barcelona Final Claydal How about this for the past, present and future of Rafael Nadal: tomorrow's final, where the #1 seed takes on 19 year-old and #44 …

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Pre-Barcelona Final

We need Tsitsipas v Nadal in this final. Goffin's fitness and misdirection hopefully have a little surprise for the Spaniard, but we really need the young Greek to shame the other Spaniard. Other than the one-hander, Stefanos reminds me a bit of Soderling. His ability to go inside-out or inside-in/CC as well as attack the …

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Tsitsipas Over Thiem is Not an Upset

I have my second Claydal meditation pretty much ready to write; look for it later today or tonight. Here's why you need me; the lame brain tennis media can not reconcile the following: Tsitsipas' form over the last few months, highlighted by QF appearances in Qatar and Dubai, should give some indication that he's been …

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