Tag Archives: French Open

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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No Djok: Order Restored To French Open

Roger Federer did Rafael Nadal a favor by defeating Novak (41-0) Djokovic in Friday’s French Open semifinal. Nadal did not return the favor in Sunday’s French Open Final. Instead he reverted to form, beating Federer for the fourth straight time … Continue reading

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Nadal Just Can’t Beat This Guy

Then again, nobody can. The Novak Djokovic Unlimited plowed through the Italian Open in Rome last week and arrived where it has four times now this year: a finals match vs. world number one Rafael Nadal. With the same result, … Continue reading

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It’s A Whole New Ballgame In Men’s Tennis

The future seemed so simple, didn’t it? Roger Federer was fading, Rafael Nadal was surging. Nadal, with his nine Grand Slam titles, would take a serious run at Federer’s record 16 Slams. It was just a matter of time. Enter … Continue reading

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