Tag Archives: Wimbledon

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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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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