Federer and Lopez, Class of the Pre-Wimbledon Grass

Sorry for the delay, my friends. You know at what season we've arrived, what these warmer months entail; friends and family distract unaware of the tennis genius the summer grass attracts, with the history and prestige of these European lawns, green though grooved with the wear and tear of the game's gentler player, more skilled …

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This is Still on the Djokovic Legacy

"This" is a reference to the state of the men's game right now. His legacy took some massive growth nutrients in 2015-16, but has since shit the bed and I am utterly shocked to hear Djoker fans still talking about his GOATness. This is an historical collapse. Any thoughts, Djokerfans? You and I know exactly …

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Djokollapse: the final chapter?

The announced split from Marian Vajda, fitness coach Gebhard Phil Gritsch, and physiotherapist Miljan Amanovic seems to mark a final blast to the Djokovic camp, one that's been crumbling, according to me and Novak, for about a year. He fired Boris Becker back in the fall and because of his continued struggles (despite what many …

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Djokeray Can’t Catch a Break

With the build to Roland Garros officially underway, the sport's pundits (I assume they follow tennis and are more than just Fed, Rafa or Djoker fans) are all excited and really want to start talking about Paris. I suppose they became swept-up in this perfect storm of a slow news day: Roger is off, Djokovic …

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Federer is Ruining Tennis

I wrote a series of posts last year arguing that Federer's role in this golden era, in the history of tennis for that matter, has been very consequential. Introduction. . .Tour Structure and Numbers. . . Federera. . . Roger Created a Monster (or Two). I left-off needing to deal with the Djokovic effect, his role …

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