Tag Archives: French Open

WSJ’s Wimbledon Double-Fault

Question: When the Wall Street Journal gets it wrong, how does the paper set it right? Answer: Stealthily, in this case. From Tom Perrotta’s piece in the Weekend Wall Street Journal print edition: [Rafael] Nadal, the top seed at Wimbledon, lost his … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (French Open Edition)

From our Late to the Victory Party desk The hardwatching staff yields to no man in our admiration of Rafael Nadal, who we believe is the classiest athlete in the world of sports (winning a photo finish with Derek Jeter). Exhibit … Continue reading

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Hey! Rafa CAN Beat This Guy!

First, let’s not bury the lede. Nadal Denies Djokovic, and Defies Belief, Once Again PARIS — After all the consecutive victories and the confidently clenched fists, after the new hires and the new attitude, the 2014 French Open was just … Continue reading

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No Djok: Novak Will Take Wimbledon, But Who Cares

With Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer flaming out at Wimbledon, it’s pretty much a lock for Novak Djokovic, who rolled in the second round over Bobby Reynolds. Odds are Djokovic will win the tournament, but his victory will be as … Continue reading

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Our ‘Beat The Press Party’ Bakeoff (Carr Stalled Out Edition)

The hardwatching staff is a little late to the Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight this week, but hey – we were distracted by Rafael Nadal’s epic dismantling of Novak Djokovic in the French Open semifinal (and subsequent dispatching of David Ferrer … Continue reading

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Wait – Nadal CAN Beat This Guy

It was shaping up to be the worst: Rafael Nadal, Le Roi de Roland Garros, up two sets to one, six games to five, thirty-fifteen. Two points from dispatching arch-nemesis Novak Djokovic in the French Open semifinals – and he … Continue reading

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When A Nation Forgets Its Own Idioms . . .

. . . it looks sort of idiotic. The hardworking staff can’t help but notice that what once were familiar American phrases have become, well, unfamiliar. Some recent examples: • Democratic strategist on CNN describing Mitt Romney’s Latino problem thanks … Continue reading

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No Djoke: Rafa CAN Beat This Guy

As the hardworking staff has painstakingly chronicled, Rafael Nadal has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Novak Djokovic for the past year, never so much as in the last three Grand Slam finals. That was then. Here’s the climactic conclusion … Continue reading

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That’s Just So Sad! (Rafa Can’t Beat This Guy Edition)

The hardworking staff loves Rafael Nadal, a tennis player who’s classy, humble, and supremely talented. But he’s clearly met his match in Noval Djokovic, a tennis player who’s admirable in his efforts to rehabilitate Serbia’s international image, and even more … Continue reading

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Rafa Quote o’ the Day (pat. pending)

From Jason Gay’s Wall Street Journal review of Rafael Nadal’s French Open Final victory over Roger Federer: Sunday at Roland Garros, he defeated his elegant nemesis, Roger Federer, a man Nadal charmingly described to tennis gadfly John McEnroe as “the … Continue reading

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