2019 WB Final: Tennis Divinity or Brutal Blood Feud?

I have no idea how to write this post -- what direction to go, how to make this interesting. So many things have already been said, observed, clarified. Hell, read the comments from some of my astute readers on the last couple of posts. Great insight, articulation, voice, engagement. Thanks always for reading, folks, and …

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Delayed Reaction to WB Final

Folks, sorry for the delay. Sure, I'm partly still stunned and practically speechless. But, as you know, I'm never really at a loss for words. Nor am I trying to buy more time in order to craft, as we speak, an epic post analyzing what was an incredible match between Federer and Djokovic. Of course, …

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Wimbledon Semi-final Preview

We have a nice little line-up for tomorrow's Wimbledon men's singles semi-finals. Though some of the draws burst into flames and let, in some respects, the dogs in, we arrive at a final four most tennis fans can appreciate, which may be a gigantic understatement. The Big 3 are alive and well, seemingly. Roger, you …

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Wimbledon QF Preview: Legends Speak

The Joker https://youtu.be/cq5vcVRQv4Q That's Roger more or less. Remember the TSQ? The public, per usual, has a lot of the reading on these matters a bit off, perhaps way off. They call Novak the Djoker. Wrong. Roger is the one goofing around, having fun; his whole enterprise is an exhibition. Start with the way he …

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Pre-Wimbledon Nerves Part II

Too much build-up to this post and you already know the point. Federer is nervous. His career of reticent play and off-beat chokes make any Fedfan (following suit with their guy) nervous. The only thing about Federer and the nerves in Wimbledon, however, is he shouldn't have anything to be nervous about. Not that he's …

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Pre-Wimbledon Nerves Part I

I suppose nearly every Wimbledon for the past 15 years or so has had the same basic competitive scenario, the same outlook, the same favorites. But this year just seems weird, different, as if everyone's a little more nervous than usual. This has a lot to do with the Big 3, the oligarchy, the Lords, …

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