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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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A Tepid Glow

Sao Paulo, San Jose, Rotterdam: Finals Rafael Nadal won a tournament on clay, again. Julien Benneteau finished runner-up, again. Milos Raonic won San Jose, again. Whatever else one might expect from men’s tennis in February, do not expect the unexpected, … Continue reading

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The Same New Balls

Now that Bernard Tomic has attained twenty years of age – a milestone that was as restrained in its celebration as it was devoid of homoeroticism – there are once again no teenagers ranked within the ATP’s top one hundred, … Continue reading

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An Adoring Roar

Tokyo, Final (8) Nishikori d. (6) Raonic, 7/6 3/6 6/0 Kei Nishikori defeated Milos Raonic in the final of the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships, thereby becoming the first Japanese man to do so in the tournament’s four decade history. … Continue reading

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The Red And The Blue

Beijing and Tokyo, Quarterfinals Perhaps it’s just me, but I find it helpful that the Japanese and Chinese Opens are colour-coded. This enables those of us with multiple streams open to tell at a glance which city the action is … Continue reading

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Squandered Potential, Plays Well

A gauzy lassitude blankets men’s tennis this week, which also happens to be Roger Federer’s 286th week as the world’s top player. Admittedly the degree to which one finds it smothering will depend on your preferences regarding the top players, and towards … Continue reading

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A Few Points Here or There

Madrid Masters, Second Round (3) Federer d. Raonic, 4/6 7/5 7/6 ‘I entered the court believing I could win. I left the court knowing I can win,’ declared Milos Raonic after tonight’s pulsating three set loss to Roger Federer at … Continue reading

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A Magic Box of Chocolates

Madrid Masters, First Round (12) Monfils d. Kohlschreiber, 7/5 6/7 6/3 Gael Monfils this afternoon defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber in a fine match in the first round of the Madrid Masters, and afterwards failed to label the court the worst in … Continue reading

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Meaning the World

Barcelona, Semifinals The top seeds have moved through to their respective finals in both Bucharest and Barcelona, following a day of straight-sets semifinals, only one of which inspired much beyond yawns and dyspepsia. These have thrown up – or vomited … Continue reading

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A Mild Hangover

The week following Monte Carlo always feels like a small hangover after a modest bender, the queasy Saturday morning you spend lining your stomach with bacon and eggs ahead of the planned Bacchanal that night. We’ll all be riotously drunk … Continue reading

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