Cincinnati Day 2 and 3

More quality matches on the schedule today in Cincinnati. Copil and Cilic are off and running, Copil taking the first set in a TB (the one-hander tribe grows in strength). Haase and Zverev are at it, Zverev taking the first set 7-5, but the Dutchman up a break in the second. Still to come: Djokovic …

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Cincy Day 2 — We’re on Topic

A lot of interesting matches yesterday, today and this should continue throughout the week. North American hard courts and the best players having to play their best. This is (let's use this adjective yet again to get our point across) the best tennis of the year: the most rigorous and cleanest test of tennis to …

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Nadal Pulls-out of Cincinnati

If you didn't see this coming, or some kind of move in that direction, click "Follow Mcshow Blog." Even if you did, click and follow 😉 We predicted this, more or less, last night. We’ll see what happens in Cincy, but I have to imagine he has little interest in going very deep there. His …

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Nadal Tames Tsitsipas: Two Thoughts

Let's clarify two certainties after watching the Toronto final. 1. Tsitsipas has a tendency to sandbag a tennis match, which basically means he's sandbagging an opponent (for some odd reason playing reserved, too cautious, confused, tanking, etc.). If you disagree, video evidence makes you a fool. One (I) could absolutely argue he sandbagged the crap …

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Toronto Final: Nadal v Tsitsipas

We've reached the tournament final with Stefanos Tsitsipas continuing his run here at the Toronto Masters, beating four top-ten players in the process to face Rafael Nadal later today. We've been following and the tennis has been sensational from this kid, who actually turns 20 today. While on the topic of birthdays, we had Federer …

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Two FOR Two . . . Barely!

There's a difference between 2 and 2, (Grigor) and 2 for 2. Tsitsipas and Anderson are through. If you want to see where the Greek turned it around, watch the ninth game of the second set: Zverev is serving for THE MATCH, 5-3. That's where Stef finally started to put some zip on the ball, …

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