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    The Nick Kyrgios Suspension

    October 23, 2016
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    The Kyrgios Suspension Nick finally went too far. In the Shanghai Rolex Masters, one of the most prestigious late-season events, Kyrgios showcased his worst episode of match tanking yet, dropping his level to that of a disinterested high-school freshman, dinking serves in and refusing to move for balls, getting into a shouting match with the umpire and heckling a fan. For all this he was fined thousands of dollars and given an eight-week ban from the ATP tour, shortened to…

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    Should Tennis be in the Olympics?

    Should Tennis be in the Olympics? 2016 Olympic tennis is past. Murray won again, a path made easier thanks to Djokovic’s continuing weird mini-slump, and Monica Puig, a 22 year-old Puerto Rican ranked 34th…

    August 21, 2016
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    McEnroe Discusses Kyrgios

    John McEnroe Discusses Kyrgios At this point, the superficial comparisons between Nick Kyrgios, tennis’ sulking bad boy of the moment, and John McEnroe, tennis’ sulking bad boy of the ’80s, have grown so frequent…

    July 18, 2016
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    Four Wimbledon 2016 Predictions

    Four Wimbledon 2016 Predictions On the surface, forecasting Wimbledon 2016 seems easy. Djokovic has been eating everyone’s lunch. Serena’s been choking. People most of us have never heard of are winning doubles championships. But…

    June 7, 2016
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    John Isner’s Place in American Tennis

    The announcement two weeks ago that John Isner and coach Justin Gimelstob have parted company led to some introspection on Isner’s place in the pantheon of American tennis stars. Far-removed from the 90s heyday…

    April 18, 2016
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    Nick Kyrgios is Good for Tennis

    Controversial. Lightning rod. Highly combustible. On the ATP tour today, no player has proven more polarizing than Australia’s Nick Kyrgios. He’s rude. He’s brash. Like a batch of fireworks you drove across state lines…

    March 9, 2016
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    Che, Juan Martin del Potro!

    Che (interjection): a form of colloquialslang used in a vocative sense as “friend”, and thus loosely corresponds to expressions such as “mate”, “pal”, “man”, “bro”, or “dude”, as used by various English speakers.[1] As…

    February 17, 2016
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    Reflections on the Australian Open

    A couple weeks have passed, and we’ve had time to think about all that happened in the Aussie Open — Djoker’s domination, Serena’s second final loss, Nadal’s early exit — and what that means…

    February 15, 2016
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    Is this Gasquet’s year?

    Richard Gasquet is back. In his first tournament of 2016, after withdrawing from the Australian Open with a back injury, our man in France defended his Open Sud de France title against fellow countryman…

    February 10, 2016