Tag Archives: French Open

Our Media Culpa to WSJ Columnist Jason Gay Re: Rafael Nadal

A week or so ago, the hardworking staff had some stern words for the Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay over his latest cover story for WSJ. Magazine. The hardworking staff yields to no man in our respect and admiration for … Continue reading

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WSJ = Worst Sports Judgment Ever in WSJ. Magazine Cover

The hardworking staff yields to no man in our respect and admiration for Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Gay, but his cover story in today’s WSJ. Magazine is a flatout bad joke. First, there’s the cover itself. Reclaims his throne? … Continue reading

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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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