Reaction to 2021 Men’s USO Final

© TENNIS PHOTO NETWORK The loss or the win — however the fuck you want to see this match (you can’t have it both ways). This was an extraordinary match. We didn't expect such an outcome. But hindsight, as they say, is 20/20. Extraordinary. No other way to describe how this men's final unfolded. Novak …

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Partial Reaction to the USO Men’s Final

The first part (will write and publish all parts -- see Table of Contents -- throughout the day, between work responsibilities). Stay-tuned! The loss or the win — however the fuck you want to see this match (you can’t have it both ways). This was an extraordinary match. No other way to describe how this …

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2021 USO Men’s Final Reaction: Table of Contents

Give me a couple of hours, folks. Work is in the way and no one is more frustrated with this than I. We will discuss: The loss or the win -- however the fuck you want to see this match (you can't have it both ways).The draw. I remember tweeting that Novak's half is stacked …

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2021 U.S. Open Men’s Final

Well, that was how I thought the Djokovic vs Zverev match might go. The biggest question in my preview was how much resilience the German would use to stick around and make Novak dig, perhaps nervously, for that next step in his quest for all-time tennis supremacy. I liked a fairly one-sided affair for Djokovic, …

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Men’s SF

The intelligent pick on the Medvedev vs FAA match is the Russian routinely. Someone mentioned Felix's fitness, that he may get broken-down, especially given the Russian's MO, to push and extend points and play basically crap defensive tennis that works marvelously for the petite and mobile Medvedev. If Felix breaks-down physically, then Toni is a …

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The Business End of the U.S. Open 2021

I have been wielding some daily commentary on Twitter. Definitely a different community, so this different genre has been my vehicle of choice these days. Twitter is faster, easier (granted, less thoughtful) and has curbed my appetite to blog. I should also mention that this outlet, as most of you know, is rife with cultural …

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Thiem Wins the 2020 U.S. Open

I think for most people involved with this match, including fans (other than Zverev family and fans), the feeling associated with this win is relief. Thiem has been knocking on the door. Most people see Thiem as "deserving" of this title. Granted, this seems like an odd way to describe a championship. One has to …

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Thiem Beats Medvedev: Zverev Next

The Austrian needs to finish this run at the 2020 U.S. Open. Even if Novak had recorded his 18th major in NYC this year, no way would we have held the empty seats or the Fedal/Wawrinka-less field against him. Some fanboys would have, but that is just low-IQ noise that only his/her fellow fantards understand. …

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Thiem is Too Nice to Win

This match is too early to make such a call (Thiem taking the first set 6-2, Medvedev 5-3 in the second with the break), but Thiem may have just given the Russian this match there at the start of this second set. There was the scratchy umpire "interference" (aka shitty call) where Thiem secured the …

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