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The Doomsday Clock

Wimbledon, Day Six Tomic d. (9) Gasquet, 7/6 5/7 7/5 7/6 Never let it be said that Wimbledon lacks that special British touch. For the record I don’t believe anyone does say that, except mumbled ironically through a fifteen dollar … Continue reading


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The Elusive Billy Bye

Andy Murray tomorrow plays his third promising youngster in a row. He’ll face Grigor Dimitrov in a widely anticipated Stadium Court encounter. The last time they met was in the Brisbane final in January (the heat and humidity will thus seem familiar). Yesterday … Continue reading


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Living Vicariously Through Oneself

Australian Open, Third Round (2) Federer d. Tomic, 6/4 7/6 6/1 If the first week of a two week tennis tournament can be said to climax at all, then it climaxed tonight on Rod Laver Arena with the culmination of … Continue reading


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A Punch in the Face

Australian Open, Second Round (1) Djokovic d. Harrison, 6/1 6/2 6/3 Novak Djokovic tonight defeated Ryan Harrison in a featured night match that was almost precisely as uncompetitive as everyone besides Ryan Harrison expected it to be. The first time … Continue reading


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Endless Saturday

Auckland, Final (1) Ferrer d. (2) Kohlschreiber, 7/6 6/1 A long Saturday kicked off tamely enough as David Ferrer secured his fourth Auckland title, defeating second seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber in an uneven yet entirely indicative pair of sets. The score-line … Continue reading


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The More Things Change

Nine days into the 2013 season, and it is safe to say that the second week has commenced the way first one concluded, and that the transition between the two was executed seamlessly. The young men who barely lost in … Continue reading


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Making Mulch

Hopman Cup Tomic d. Haas, 7/6 3/6 7/5 Bernard Tomic tonight defeated Tommy Haas at the Hopman Cup in Perth, in what will likely be adjudged the finest match of the new season, assuming there’s a second and more thorough … 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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Meltingly Warm and Liquid Quick

US Open, Days Five and Six (3) Murray d. (30) Lopez 7/6 7/6 4/6 7/6 We’re now almost three rounds deep in the 2012 US Open, and one of the top three seeds has actually dropped a set. It was … 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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