Tag Archives: Wimbledon

Wall Street Journal Goes All Wimbledamus

From our Nostradamus desk Monday’s Wall Street Journal featured this in its Sports section: Wimbledon Could Get Even Weirder After last week’s upsets, injuries and shoe-sole theatrics, will the ball keep bouncing funny? If you love Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic … 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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Wait – Nadal Can’t Beat THIS Guy?

Rafael Nadal just lost in the first round at Wimbledon . . . to the #135-ranked player in men’s tennis . . . in straight sets. Huh? From USA Today: Nadal bounced early at Wimbledon again WIMBLEDON, England — Rafael … Continue reading

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Damn! Rafa Can’t Even Beat THIS Guy

What’s with the tennis journeymen who play the match of their lives against Rafael Nadal? (See 100th-ranked Lukas Rosol at last year’s Wimbledon for details.) Latest edition: Yesterday’s finals loss at the VTR Open in Chile to Horacio Zeballos, only … Continue reading

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Jason Gay Has Strawberries And Cream With Bud Collins

Venerable tennis savant Bud Collins couldn’t be in the house for Sunday’s gentlemen’s finals at the All England Club (ruptured quad tendon), so estimable Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Gay was in Collins’s Brookline house to view it with him. … Continue reading

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You Heard It Here First: Nadal-Killer Goes Down Like The Hindenburg

Just as the hardworking staff predicted, a guy who beat Rafael Nadal one time in ten tries defeated the guy who beat Rafael Nadal one time in one tries at Wimbledon yesterday. From the New York Times: For Nadal’s Conqueror, … Continue reading

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What – Nadal Just Can’t Beat THIS Guy Either?

From our Whiskey Tango Foxtrot desk: The hardwatching staff yields to no man in our admiration and respect for Rafael Nadal. So it’s not bad enough that he’s been buffeted by Hurricane Novak the past year and a half? Now … Continue reading

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I Miss Lord Stanley’s Wild Rumpus

That’s all. I’ll get past it. Probably around the Wimbledon men’s final.

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Jason Gay And The Dignity Of Defeat

During the past couple of weeks, Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Gay has written a couple of terrific pieces about the losers of major sporting events. Exhibit A: A Loser’s Winning Moment Rafael Nadal’s Grace Helps Him Shine in the … Continue reading

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Nadal Just Can’t Beat This Guy (II)

This is getting downright depressing for Rafael Nadal. As the hardworking staff has noted before, Novak Djokovich has Nadal’s number and at this point is so far inside Nadal’s head he should be paying condo fees. Via Bloomberg: Djokovic Beats … Continue reading

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