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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Paris QF

I assume you all watch the tennis live/taped or follow the matches via mobile device if you have a job/life.  Seems a bit redundant for me to constantly update the blog with each-round-drama.  Of course, the most unpredictable thing happened today in Paris R16: Federer lost to Isner.  Oh, it's not that surprising?  Yet another …

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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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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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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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Nadal v Federer Part Two

The Nadal/Federer H2H Where does one begin with this positively over-hyped, misunderstood trivia? Well, we begin, of course at 23-10. Before we begin, one of the main reasons I want to address this "issue" is how unanimous "everyone" seems to be, Federer fan and non-Federer fan alike, on how Nadal just owns Federer.  You, who so …

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The TSQ (The Tennis Status Quo)

I referenced the tennis status quo in yesterday's post, where I'm trying to qualify one particularly distorted view. Found this in the mainstream today: Tim Joyce from RealClearSports.com wrote a piece about the Federer/Djokovic USO final. Here are a couple of passages: "But consider: what if it were Rafael Nadal across the net from Federer on …

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