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Isner Again Involved in Proving Why There Should Be No Final Set Tie-Break

Sure, this time he lost, but after setting the unchallenged record for the longest tennis match in 2010, John Isner was again involved in one of the longest matches in tennis history, the final set ending 26-24, and this again happened on the fastest surface, at Wimbledon. And he and Kevin Anderson actually played better […]

World Cup 2018: Many Goals and Many Late Goals So Far

There would be quite a few things to say about this World Cup, one of the most important having to do with VAR, but this will just be a quick post, so I can’t get into that. Will just say that something like this should have been implemented a long time ago and so far […]

Pleased That Simona Halep Proved Me Wrong on Both Counts

A year ago I was saying that Simona Halep probably lost the best opportunity she’ll ever get to both leap to the top of the WTA rankings and win her first Grand Slam title. But a few months later she did become the number one, admittedly thanks to Serena Williams clearing the way and allowing […]

Wozniacki Deserved to Win But Simona Halep Should Be Proud

This year’s Australian Open women’s final finished a few hours ago, Caroline Wozniacki defeating Simona Halep 7-6 (7-2) 3-6 6-4 and not only finally winning her first Grand Slam title, but also returning to the top of the WTA rankings. Interestingly, after having initially climbed to that position on September 11, 2010, she had lost […]

Simona Halep Probably Lost the Best Opportunity She’ll Ever Get

Earlier today, Simona Halep played the second Roland Garros final of her career, which was also her second Grand Slam final. She played it against Jelena Ostapenko, ranked 47th in the world, and for a prize that included not only her first Grand Slam title, but also the first position in the WTA rankings. A […]