Thoughts Post USO 2019 Part II

Yesterday's Part I simply clarified that this year's U.S. Open gave us another rendition of tennis in the Djokodal era. Who gets the better draw (who gets Federer -- which in these Bo5 tournaments, other than WB, means less and less)? Who has the most health? The history of tennis in the 21st century involves …

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Thoughts Post USO 2019 Part I

First, congrats to Rafa on winning his fourth U.S. Open, and his second major of the year, giving him, as we all know, 19 majors overall. Some are calling Rafa a 2019 year-end #1, as well. I suppose if Novak is really injured, then that's a fair assessment, but there is a lot of tennis …

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Thoughts on the U.S. Open Final

Some quick thoughts on tomorrow's U.S. Open Final between Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev. First of all, there is a women's final today and we (of the Mcshow clan) are flying the Canadian flag outside our home on our titanium flagpole. I recall seeing Bianca Andreescu's run to the IW title back in March. She …

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U.S. Open SF Preview

My delay in posting is because of work and because this tournament has very little intrigue other than wondering if one of these blokes has enough character to beat Rafa with his bag of tricks on full display at this depleted U.S. Open. Nadal is shameless. His time violations are well-documented. This particular "trick" is …

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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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Dumpster Fire

Nothing new here with this absolute no-show from some of these so-called "top seeds." Nothing new that these youngsters have zero class/character/balls/kairos/confidence etc., etc. Thiem, Khachanov, Tsitsipas (tough draw, which we called), Zverev (he went five again -- he's done; in fact, he gets Tiafoe next. I'll take the American in five), and Bautista Agut …

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The Eve of the 2019 U.S. Open

If Novak doesn't defend his 2018 title, who is going to win this final major of 2019? Seriously. Who you got? Nadal or Federer? 😀 😀 😀 You don't think someone not part of the Big 3 can win this biggest of the brightest lights late night major tennis tournament parties going down in NYC, …

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2018 U.S. Open: the Vengeance of Novak and Serena

The U.S. Open men's final was, unfortunately, a bit too predictable. I never liked del Potro in this tournament, as a dark horse, for instance -- I said he was too stiff, the BH still a big liability, etc. I liked Stan (Stan had SP in that first set TB against Raonic. He wins that, …

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My 2 Cents on Serena-gate

https://twitter.com/mcshow_blog/status/1038797514491621376 https://twitter.com/mcshow_blog/status/1038798220497842177 https://twitter.com/mcshow_blog/status/1038799047371370496 You should know my view of Serena Williams. This tennis blog got a little traction when a post of mine was published on another blog, so readers (and critics) subsequently followed the breadcrumbs to Mcshow Blog. Let's not forget this other critical point about yesterday's women's final brouhaha: Osaka was definitively in …

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USO Final: Novak v Juan Martin

I really only saw some of the Djokovic v Nishikori match and this I could have done without, other than we have definitive confirmation that Djokovic is playing flawless tennis. Some of this may be his opponents, but when we factor-in Wimbledon (I start back to that Rome SF where a one-legged Novak scared the …

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