So much for my pep talk . . .

. . .Or: I sure nailed that one. This morning, I was somehow moved to sit down with my coffee and jot down the bona fide playbook, provide a sketch of the real map of this evening's men's U.S. Open Championship. Excerpt (still warm from this morning's printing press): But what is likely to happen today if …

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2015 U.S. Open Men’s Semifinals

We're all set.  We could not ask for a better final four.  Each of the four has his own significant drive to claim this final major of the year. Allow me to cut to the chase.  The secret to making pretty accurate reads on these matches first of all requires that we pay attention to the …

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On the Eve of Hard Courts

The hard court season is upon us, with Washington D.C. beginning this week, followed by two consecutive ATP 1000s in Montreal and Cincinnati, and a final tune-up at Winston-Salem before we're dropped at the doorstep of the United States Open.  Anticipation without a doubt builds for this final major of 2015.  We know the stakes for the …

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