Labor Day R16 Conclusion

The bottom-half of the men's draw, the wild wild west we'll call it, with its trusted lucky winner (a little twist of course since he's so often associated with a LL) Rafa Nadal at the head of this class (of misfits). I'm being a little rude, a little insensitive, for sure, but this is only …

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Tempting Fate Fires Me Up

Oh the clay confidence must be pouring from the tanned pores of the Spaniard's camp. His spokes-people sure are confident. Remember the TSQ we defined some time ago? This is their footprint. Here's part of Tignor's generous consideration of the rest of the Roland Garros field: “But there’s more to a major than the winner, …

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What is the Biggest Surprise of 2017?

For starters, we might say there a few surprises to this tennis season, beginning with #2017 Fedal. That these ATP elder statesmen have, combined, won every major championship and every Masters level tournament, minus Rome (that's 3 majors and 4 Masters tournaments between the two) is a bonafide trip down memory lane. To round-off the …

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Third Round at 2017 Indian Wells

Indian Wells 2017 R3 is where, we're told, the drama begins. Most tournaments see some solid matches at this point, anyway. Of course, this is all about the bottom half, the "quarter of death," to be specific, or whatever it is people are calling this tournament draw. Jon Wertheim a pretty respectable tennis scribe and talking head …

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