Nadalism/FedFan and the WTF

This post started as a return to the contemplation and reconciliation of Nadalism. At the end here, on the eve of WTF, I'm confounded by this contradiction involving Nadal. But the appearance of the Fedfan on my blog broadens this post since Nadalism is this institutionalized bias toward the Spanish great and we all know …

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2017 Nitto ATP Finals Draw

Singles – Group Pete Sampras [1] Rafael Nadal (ESP) [4] Dominic Thiem (AUT) [6] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [7] David Goffin (BEL) Singles – Group Boris Becker [2] Roger Federer (SUI) [3] Alexander Zverev (GER) [5] Marin Cilic (CRO) [8] Jack Sock (USA) There you have it. We suspect, only just beginning here to sip our …

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Congrats, 2017 WTF-bound Jack Sock

We do need to take a moment and say congrats to Sock. He's become a pretty familiar face on tour, under some bigger lights. He's been there for a while in doubles, where he's won a major, an Olympic gold medal (in mixed) among other highlights. His singles' play is maturing now. The write-up about …

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Nadal and My Stream-of-Consciousness

I'm in the business of trying to explain myself. That's how this works, this blog at least. My last post was all over the place, but still an impressive piece of stream-of- consciousness. No? Well, let's just agree to disagree on that one. 😀 Thanks again to Wilfried for his article on top players' connections …

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Before the Dawn, The Collapse

The end of the year is near, hence the dawn of a new calendar that comes with another year of old traditions, the possibility of new ones, new or some of those repeated expectations, hopes and the manifestation of dreams. All of these things and more come when we turn from December to January. In …

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Final Thoughts on WTF

There are a few more thoughts on London and 2016. We could talk about 2016 in light of the return of Del Potro, Roger and Rafa's difficulties, the Stanimal, Pouille, Zverev, et al., and we will! But we're focusing here on the tour's top two, the guys that just played that whale of a final in London …

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Now What, Novak?

The WTF final turned-out to be the coronation of Andy Murray. Well done. For me the match was completely psychological, mental, played on character - who's got it, who's struggling in that department. Andy wasn't necessarily brilliant, but he was solid and did not shy from those big moments of the match. Lendl was in …

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