The Federer London Question

If you're wondering what this all means for Federer, he's still doing what he always does: finds ways to get deep into draws and keep his fans' hopes alive. The way this championship resolved itself is a perfect example of the complicated world of Federer. He looks terrible throughout the round-robin and even in the …

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2018 ATP Finals: Three Take-aways

1. Novak lost a meaningful match and therefore a meaningful tournament. Tough to criticize Djokovic at this point, but we here at Mcshow Blog look at the big picture and the WTF (ATP Finals) number is a factor. Bottom-line: he remains tied with Pistol Pete, down one to everyone's favorite Federer. He has his year-end …

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Tsitsipas Triumphs, Thiem Toes-the-Line

As we know, Tsitsipas beat De Minaur, the ultimate two-hander, for the Milan NextGen crown, which, like our Thiem v Coric Paris-Bercy bout, amounts to a short trial of the sport's ferociously antagonistic style ideologies. Hear hear! Nice to see the more elegant, classic and sophisticated doctrine rise in the defeat of the younger, adolescent, …

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Nitto ATP Finals Sees Dimitrov Crowned

Good match between Goffin and Dimitrov, the Bulgarian coming through finally 7-5, 4-6, 6-3. On these last three matches: I got to watch finally the Federer v Goffin match (son's soccer game, what can I say - but of course I could follow on my phone, which, by the way, reveals a lot about a …

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2017 Fedal Officially Over and Out

Fun while it lasted, no? The lasting image we have of this amazing year, dubbed 2017 Fedal, looks something like two worn-out veterans smiling, waving to the crowd, who's on their feet, some crying, as these old legends, empty, victorious and defeated simultaneously, walk away. . . Think of the various endings that could have …

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Final Thoughts on the Semifinals

Goffin looked quite good in taking care of business against an overwhelmed, or concave Thiem (happy off-season, Dom: good luck in the off-season, working-on better court position). Goffin's ability to find such different angles looks positively poised to play in the ATP Finals SF. Federer should overtake the Belgian, but stranger things have happened. Hearing …

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Group Becker Wraps: Federer & Sock Advance to Semifinals

I watched just a bit of the Federer v Cilic though I happened to catch the end of the first set TB. That was just strong tennis from the big Croatian, no two ways about that. Big serve, hitting lines and finishing at the net. Set point was brilliant. An odd set of circumstances: the …

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