Is Nadal the Frog Prince?

I know, that doesn't quite work with my line-of-reasoning, but what does make sense in all of this? All kinds of strange plot twists: Christmas in May . . . or it's an early birthday present for Nadal? The Spaniard's major draws are the gifts that keep-on giving. He's blessed, kissed by the French princess …

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Auger Aliassime into Lyon Final

The Canadian prodigy advanced today over the hard-charging Georgian, Basilashvili, 26 76 64. I caught only the last set (as I was busy plotting my overthrow of Roland Garros and the ATP in general -- a virtual laughing stock of an outfit that fanaticism unfortunately has rendered as some kind of kitsch neorealism or dream …

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GTFOH, Roland Garros.

This draw can go to hell. The fucking balls on this FO brain-trust to take the biggest most wretched dump they could find all over the world of men's tennis, simple common sense or any sane person's conscience. I read the ATP's "analysis" of the draw; they basically stuck a tennis racquet up their ass. …

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What Did I Say.

In my last post, I pretty overwhelmingly said Nadal is a clear favorite going in to Roland Garros. This conclusion had hindsight and foresight reinforcements. Hindsight involves the guy's history at this major, on this surface in general. I have committed to developing this brilliant thesis that I call Nadalism. This is his cup-of-tea, his …

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Toward Djokodal Rome Final

Nadal did what everyone knew he'd do: desperately scratch his way to the Rome final. He got a very beatable draw. But it almost doesn't matter who he plays on this surface other than an in-form Djokovic or maybe a high-flying Dominic Thiem. I'm surprised Tsitsipas actually put-up the fight he did, losing on one …

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Novak Takes Rothenberg’s Lunch Money

https://youtu.be/U88Sr0s2MYY Do you know who Ben Rothenberg is?  I've slammed the guy a few times with my teeny tiny Twitter tongue; he's a tennis journalist who, I think, basically writes for Ben and Twitter 😉 He's a big WTA honk and leader of the "anti Best-of-Five" crew. These credentials alone (WTA cheerleader/anti-Best-of-5 clown) make him, …

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The Madrid Tea Leaves and Rome . . . and Roland Garros

There are a couple of major story-lines as we reflect on Madrid, and order another beverage on our stop-over in Rome, en route to Paris with the anticipation and excitement for the potential drama of the 2019 French Open. Maybe this little hint at "a couple of major story-lines" is for the readership, for the …

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2019 Madrid Quarterfinals

Friday 3:00am PST Djokovic v Cilic Haven't really seen the Djoker play, but his draw has been weak. He missed-out on a Cecchinato or Schwartzman, even a Dimitrov though the later is pretty much on career laxatives. Still, Djoker got Fritz and Chardy, the equivalent of some Ritz Crackers and a bad French chardonnay. Cilic …

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The Madrid Draw, ATP Youth (Fck’an A!): Let’s Go!

Just a reminder that there's a bunch of solid ATP competition going on right now (as you know), with an interesting theme entailing some juniors throwing dirtballs, but the competition is about to get bananas with Madrid on the brink! And what a draw! 😀 Fck'an A, this kid Fokina has been tearing-up his Estoril …

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