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A Deflating Innovation

Miami Masters 1000, Final (2) Djokovic d. (1) Nadal, 6/3 6/3 Novak Djokovic today won the Miami Masters for the fourth time, a mere two weeks after winning Indian Wells, thus re-establishing his pre-eminence on hardcourts just in time for … Continue reading

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So Many Proven Yangs

Marseilles, Final (3) Gulbis d. (2) Tsonga, 7/6 6/4 It is a strange quirk that Ernests Gulbis, that least reliable of professional tennis players, somehow boasts a perfect record in tour finals, a record he kept intact today in Marseille. … Continue reading

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Speechless Saying That

Australian Open, Final (8) Wawrinka d. (1) Nadal, 6/3 6/2 3/6 6/3 Stanislas Wawrinka has won the 2014 Australian Open, thereby proving wrong those who’d maintained he couldn’t, a group in which he himself was often prominent. At a single … Continue reading

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Direction and Magnitude

World Tour Finals, Final (2) Djokovic d. (1) Nadal, 6/3 6/4 Novak Djokovic tonight defeated Rafael Nadal in the final of the World Tour Finals, an appropriately forgettable match  with which to conclude a tournament that one suspects is already … Continue reading

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Keeping Track

Shanghai Masters, Final (1) Djokovic d. (6) del Potro, 6/1 3/6 7/6 Novak Djokovic this evening won his second straight Shanghai title, and fifteenth Masters title over all. It was also his twentieth consecutive victory in China. He was understandably … Continue reading

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Deeper Blue

Beijing, Final (1) Djokovic d. (2) Nadal, 6/3 6/4 Until yesterday, the only hardcourt tournaments that Rafael Nadal hadn’t won this year were ones he didn’t enter. It doesn’t take much to mar a perfect record – just one loss … Continue reading

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Indefatigable

US Open, Final (2) Nadal d. (1) Djokovic, 6/2 3/6 6/4 6/1 Rafael Nadal tonight defeated Novak Djokovic to win his second US Open title, continuing a return to the men’s tour that has surely surpassed even the secret hopes … Continue reading

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We Might Run Out Of Words

Cincinnati Masters, Final (4) Nadal d. Isner, 7/6 7/6 Rafael Nadal has won the Cincinnati Masters, defeating John Isner to claim his second Masters event in two weeks, and his third hardcourt Masters of the year. Prolonged domination by a … Continue reading

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These People Should Not Be Encouraged

Cincinnati Masters, Quarterfinal (4) Nadal d. (5) Federer, 5/7 6/4 6/3 Just as the merest commonplace can attain greater profundity via translation into Latin – quidquid Latine dictum sit, altum videtur – the indication that a rivalry has attained world-historical significance … Continue reading

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The Key To All Mythologies

Montreal Masters, Final (4) Nadal d. (11) Raonic, 6/2 6/2 Rafael Nadal has won the Canadian Masters for the third time, thrashing Milos Raonic in sixty-eight minutes for the loss of four games. It is Nadal’s twenty-fifth Masters title, placing … Continue reading

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