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  1. Or
    Or November 8, 2012 at 1:43 pm |

    This was so much fun!

  2. Matt Zemek
    Matt Zemek November 8, 2012 at 6:54 pm |

    Juan Jose,

    You, Amy and Linz are hitting home runs every day! The passion, verve, depth, color, and richness of your content are profound and immensely enjoyable.

    Re: Your 30:50 comment: That’s basically Svetlana Kuznetsova on the WTA side. Two majors that came out of the blue, two party scenes, two walking novels, two Russians. Wild.

  3. flo
    flo November 10, 2012 at 11:43 am |

    Great stuff. 2004 Federer was definitely ahead of the curve by some margin (not overwhelming but consistently enough). Safin forehand was the second missing component in his career for sure – serve could have been better and awkward at net but the forehand-mental symbiotic thing put a cap on his potential…was a Safin fan but it was clear enough who would win the majority of their matches.

  4. May
    May November 12, 2012 at 8:28 am |

    Great stuff. How do you manage not to call Fed ‘Jacket’? (I’ve known about your twitter feed but avoided following because of your obvious, um, dislike of Saint Roger)And Mirka is the bestest best. I adore my husband, but no way I would watch him doing ANYTHING on a day-in day-out basis! Not even if we would be saving humanity single-handedly! Nirka is indeed a jewel.

    (Good job on the blog. It has become so difficult to find tennis articles that are worth the time spent reading them)

  5. May
    May November 13, 2012 at 2:56 am |

    Yep, that May. Who apparently can’t avoid typos.

    Not only has Mirka watched lots of tennis, she is still enthusiastic about it. I can’t forget Roget telling how a few weeks after the twins were born she was badgering him about wanting to go to the Toronto tourney. After a C-section! At this stage after giving birth I had to be talked into boarding a bus – and I hadn’t undergone surgery, or had twins.

    She. Is. A. Hero.

    Anyway, I don’t have much time for tennis nowadays, since I am doing the usual juggling act of a working mother, with multiple careers thrown in for a good measure. The little time I do have is dedicated to watching highlights from Roger’s wins or looking for really good tennis writing, something almost as rare as an honest politician. I hope your new site can change this.

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