Federer and the Field

I need to keep this short and as clear as I can.  The last post meant to clarify this but it was lost.  I'm afraid readers thought I was writing about the GOAT debate.  No way.  If anything, I was saying to all of the Djoker GOATers, slow your roll: you have much work to …

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Group Nasty

Even a mere tennis fan knows the kind of free pass Nadal got from the WTF administration.  Getting put into a group with two of the most inconsistent "heavy weights" on the tennis planet is, well, a way to get Nadal into matches with higher stakes. Stan is down 1-4 in the first to Ferrer, …

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2015 Rogers Cup: The Takeaway(s)

Tennis is a brutal sport.  Last night, I was watching replay of Murray beating Isner in Davis Cup play earlier this year and one of the announcers recalled a poignant, intimate exchange with Murray where the Scot basically said tennis is a brutal sport.  There were so many examples last week of this tough merciless atmosphere these …

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