AO QF: Nadal’s Loss and Federer’s Win

The Nadal loss is. . . stunning for some, predictable for others, symptomatic of the plague of injury, somehow an injustice . . . My crap detector condemned the premature ejaculation over Nadal's championship form against this or that also-ran (I sound pretty disrespectful in these over-generalizations of ATP talent, but I think my point …

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Federer v Berdych Preview

This is late. Didn't have time to write this preview, but have started thinking about my Nadal Melbourne eulogy and will post that tomorrow along with reaction to this last QF. Like Nadal, we're having a tough time reading Federer, but from what I've seen the tennis hasn't been lights-out; but neither have his opponents, …

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WB Eve of the Men’s Semi-finals

Roger I think covered it all here. He's been reading my blog. Sam is dangerous, so is Cilic and Berdych. I brought all of this to light in my QF preview and elsewhere. Also, Roger points-out, good luck to Novak and Andy getting healthy. In my Rant, I clarified how important player health is to …

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More SF Reaction and Final Preview

I wrote the "Roger Wilting" piece about ten minutes after the match, while at work. That post, then, was a quick reaction to the Raonic v Federer match: the image of Roger wilting was as vivid as Raonic rising. This image has almost obscured other images of Federer in our tennis imagination. Of course, even …

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Wimbledon Semi-finals

Greetings! Wow. What QF drama to wet our appetites for the next few rounds of this grand slam. Let's rehash yesterday and preview tomorrow. I really only got to watch the Federer v Cilic match, but did see good portions of the Raonic v Querrey and a few highlights of Berdych v Pouille. The Murray …

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At the Wimbledon QF

Down goes Djokovic. Consequently, here we are at the great eight of the 2016 Wimbledon men's draw. From my point of view, everything is still intact, as Djokovic's drop in form was predicted and reiterated several times on this blog. This has less to do with insight than it does common sense. Watching his tennis …

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Federer at the French and “Be Like Mike”

Djokovic's loss Wow, a lot of shit went down on the clay today, so I have to address that, but I had planned to write a little about the night in the NBA and my thoughts on Federer, having had a chance to see him play yesterday against Garcia-Lopez, his first match back from injury. Don't read …

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