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    Please wake me when Nadal season is over

    Wake up! The Nadal season is over, or so it seems.
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    When will an American man win a Grand Slam again?

    I'm Canadian and I would love to see a highest level rivalry between a Canadian and American in tennis. That would be cool. The best hope right now for that is Tiafoe vs Shapo and Felix. I'm therefore cheering for Tiafoe.
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    The Ascent To The Throne Begins For Felix Auger Aliassime

    I imagine Denis wanted to play doubles to get more clay court time but was also fine with deferring to Felix who probably wanted to concentrate on preparing for Sasha. (Just speculating).
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    FAA vs. A. Zverev - Monte Carlo Round of 32

    Yes, if Zverev had any loyalty to tennis he'd shave his head bald, wear black leather with silver studs, put on an eye patch over his right eye ,and grow a little rectangular mustache right under his two nostrils. Now that would be good for tennis.
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    FAA vs. A. Zverev - Monte Carlo Round of 32

    I wish Zverev would stop saying nice things about Felix (and Shapo). I prefer him as an evil monster. Tennis needs evil monsters.
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    The Shape Of Things To Come: Denis Shapovalov!

    I'm glad he's playing doubles for a little more time getting used to clay.
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    The Ascent To The Throne Begins For Felix Auger Aliassime

    Felix said that his best surface is hard, which he grew up on but his best results have been on clay. He won 3 of his four challenger titles on clay (twice at Lyon) and made the final this year at the ATP 500 in Rio. He went out of his way to play clay last year and this year through the South...
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    The Ascent To The Throne Begins For Felix Auger Aliassime

    Good post. I still maintain that Eugenia never really had the talent to maintain the level she got at early on. I have to sympathize with her due to the pressure that was put on her. It's not that she broke, it was that she was never really that good.
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    The Ascent To The Throne Begins For Felix Auger Aliassime

    I disagree. It was a very rude put-down of someone who paved the way for women's tennis growth in Canada. Eugenia's brief rise brought attention and resources to Canadian Women's tennis. My belief is that Eugenia won in her early career because of her aggressiveness but never really had the...
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    The Official Teenage Tennis Talent Thread

    Tomorrow's Shapo/Struff match is the last match for Shapo as a teenager, he turns 20 on Monday.
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    The Shape Of Things To Come: Denis Shapovalov!

    Shapo get's a lot of grief for the rap thing but shouldn't. He was asked by the on court interviewer after his first match at IW "will you do a rap for us if you win the next game?" He was game and did it, and the crowd loved it. He said he won't do it again (due I think to a lot of mean...
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    The Shape Of Things To Come: Denis Shapovalov!

    That was you, LOL. I've been steadily of the assumption / opinion to give Shapo the benefit of the doubt on his Mother/coach situation, that is -> he knows what he is doing. I once made a comment that he needs to cut the apron strings with his mother and then I withdrew that comment for that...
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    The Shape Of Things To Come: Denis Shapovalov!

    Guess who said this last October: "I've watched Denis' play all year and witnessed some wonderful moments. But, there have been the losses too, and that's natural. However, it's clear Marty isn't able to return, and his mom has her academy to run. To me, Robert Steckey would be a mistake as his...
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