Now I’ve Heard it All. . .

http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2015/11/nadal-reiterates-desire-see-season-ending-championship-clay/56810/ This says everything you need to know about that guy's game, everything about everything. I rest my case. Surprised he's getting so hammered for this. I thought everyone loved that guy. It's a scandal. Last thing: if Nadal wins the WTF, I'm going to stop drinking beer. If Roger wins, I'm going to double …

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Tennis is Better than Ever

I have taken-up the argument of this Roger-is-now-better-than-ever debate and declared it bankrupt.  It's complete wizardry, poppycock and tomfoolery.  People, don't believe a word of it. It's an episode of Mission Impossible where all the cool agents get smashed and killed.  Roger is quite advanced in age when it comes to competing on a regular basis vs. the …

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Rafael Federer: Basel 2015

I was prepared to write a post in the event that Nadal overcame Roger today in Basel, explaining how the Nadal win and the reaction (morons sautéing their low tennis IQ in H2H bullshit) completes a perfect microcosm of the these two players' careers against each other.  The reaction would have been: Rafa owns Roger. …

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GOAT

I shouldn't be surprised or at all annoyed by the constant talk of G.O.A.T. in tennis that permeates many tennis conversations these days.  We're at the tail end of a great era of tennis.  The Roger era has been historical, was complicated by the play of Nadal and Djokovic, and has given way, definitively, to the …

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What Could Have Been

The Tennis gods heeded my warning, couched in sarcasm, holding my own little glass of disquietude.  Nadal finding Shanghai final form would be a huge surprise from my neck of the woods.  It would have been wrong.  Tsonga restored order, as he should, given where we are and who is involved. Shanghai represented a very deep …

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Tennis Magic

A lot has happened in Shanghai this week.  It's like a scene in a movie: there's plenty of tension in the air.  We're in a crowded city in which thousands of people are frantically trying to find a seat, pushing and shoving -  another fight is about to break-out between gladiators at this world renowned stadium, somewhere in the far …

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Tennis Excellence

The Shanghai draw looks absolutely festive.  Looking forward to following along as the men wrap-up the outdoor play and ready themselves for the indoor hard courts. Let's go ahead and get this out of the way: Djokovic looks unstoppable.  I have yet to watch the Nadal/Djokovic Beijing final, but we know what happened and know …

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Yep, I’m Fed Up With This Crap

Aside from the blow-smoke-up-Rafa's-ass line of reasoning that I'm all done with and hope to burn to the ground, the Roger-is-a-mental-midget crap is getting thrown-out the backdoor, too.  Keep in mind, the latter is very much fueled by the former.  Indeed, Rafa's bloated legacy offers life-support to the amateur punditry that, in some cases, demoralizes …

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