Short, quick, spur-of-the-moment posts. Most often in-game commentary.

Tide turned in Nadal vs. Sock with one missed volley

March 30, 2017 4

Rafael Nadal beat Jack Sock 6-2, 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the Miami Open on Wednesday night, needing just one hour and 23 minutes to reach the final four. But as Nadal admitted to Brad Gilbert during his on-court interview, the match was–or at least should have been–much closer than the score suggests. […]

Zverev wins the racket-smashing battle, Thiem wins the match

February 16, 2017 2

Dominic Thiem scored a much-needed win on Wednesday night in Rotterdam, where he got the best of good friend Alexander Zverev 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 during first-round action. But the battle within the battle involved racket-smashing, and Zverev was arguably more impressive in that department. […]

Shapovalov blast into umpire’s eye ends Davis Cup tie in default

February 6, 2017 12

Last weekend’s first-round Davis Cup tie between Great Britain and Canada could not have ended in more bizarre fashion. In the decisive fifth rubber, Canada’s Denis Shapovalov was defaulted in the third set for smacking a ball in frustration that torpedoed right into the chair umpire’s eye. […]

Kyrgios wears “F— Donald Trump” shirt following win over Nadal

January 9, 2017 658

Nick Kyrgios may have made another enemy on Monday. But he may have made more than a few friends, as well. Following his 4-3 2-4 4-3 4-3 4-3 Fast4 format win over Rafael Nadal in Sydney, Kyrgios wore a shirt depicting United States President-elect Donald Trump in devil horns with the statement “F— Donald Trump” written below. […]

Risky racket business for Djokovic in win over Berdych

June 2, 2016 4

Novak Djokovic came close to crashing out of the French Open on Thursday–but not because of anything quarterfinal opponent Tomas Berdych did. After failing to convert a break point at 1-0 in the third set, Djokovic flung his racket behind him in the direction of a linesman. […]

Thiem does it again, gives point to Dolgopolov in Rome

May 10, 2016 2

For the second time this year, Dominic Thiem gave a point to an opponent despite the chair umpire calling for it to be replayed. The latest act of sportsmanship came during the third set of Thiem’s Rome opener against Alexandr Dolgopolov on Monday. […]

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