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The Unwatchables (Part Two)

The Miami Masters tournament is underway, although you might not know if it if your engagement with professional men’s (and women’s) tennis was somehow limited to watching it; if you’d somehow dodged the unusually dull lead-up coverage and the ubiquitous … Continue reading

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What Price Quality?

Australian Open, Third Round (Day Six) (1) Djokovic d. Mahut, 6/0 6/1 6/1 There was plenty of great tennis on Rod Laver Arena today, but only ever from one end of the court, although that end alternated every two games. … Continue reading

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Overload

Qatar Open Any hope that Doha might provide a clear form-guide ahead of the Australian Open was frustrated by Rafael Nadal’s illness. The tribal zealots are of course over-analysing it, which is a kind way of saying they’re incapable of … Continue reading

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Ponderous Levity

Hopman Cup Murray d. Mahut 7/6 7/6 Lleyton Hewitt was back in the commentary booth last night, and so was ‘tremendous ball striking’. But that wasn’t the strangest thing he said. Invited to analyse his loss to Novak Djokovic – … Continue reading

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Bercy Notes, Round One

Clement d. Lopez, 6/7 7/6 6/3 The more I contemplate depressing tennis careers – and I’m compiling a post on it, though it’s really crying out for a gritty miniseries – the more names I feel compelled to add. The … Continue reading

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