2021 U.S. Open Men’s Final

Well, that was how I thought the Djokovic vs Zverev match might go. The biggest question in my preview was how much resilience the German would use to stick around and make Novak dig, perhaps nervously, for that next step in his quest for all-time tennis supremacy. I liked a fairly one-sided affair for Djokovic, …

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Men’s SF

The intelligent pick on the Medvedev vs FAA match is the Russian routinely. Someone mentioned Felix's fitness, that he may get broken-down, especially given the Russian's MO, to push and extend points and play basically crap defensive tennis that works marvelously for the petite and mobile Medvedev. If Felix breaks-down physically, then Toni is a …

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The Business End of the U.S. Open 2021

I have been wielding some daily commentary on Twitter. Definitely a different community, so this different genre has been my vehicle of choice these days. Twitter is faster, easier (granted, less thoughtful) and has curbed my appetite to blog. I should also mention that this outlet, as most of you know, is rife with cultural …

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SF Brief

First, I hope you all are enjoying le Tour. Great countrysides, towns, villages and sprawling fields interrupted by languid rivers, and made more adventurous and even dangerous by the ancient mountain ranges. The athletes and their narrators (thank you Phil and Bob — RIP Paul) make for such great television. The Euros have reached a …

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Breaking: Wimbledon Quarterfinals!

Sure I'm being cheeky. This tournament has been underway a week and a half and I've been sitting on my ass blog-wise, but be assured I have many better things to do than watch guys (and gals) try to get their grass feet beneath them in what has amounted to a blink of an eye …

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Djokovic’s Ascendancy

I just wrote that title to start this and as corny as it sounds, I'm keeping it. That's all this is really about, the 2021 French, the SF, F, etc., etc., etc. Some of Nolefam and many of his other social warriors talk about how Novak doesn't get the respect despite already (especially in their …

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2021 Roland Garros Final

Let's start by saying the Nadal vs Djokovic match was really one of the most compelling tennis matches we've ever seen. For a number of reasons, but the genius begins with the tennis, how these two battle, break serve, somehow save their serve, come-up with the clutch dig, the lob, the sheer strength and elegance, …

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