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Wimbledon Puts Another Nail in the Coffin of Tennis as an Endurance Sport

A few months ago, I was, in a way, praising the Wimbledon tournament for still allowing long matches, especially since it was the only tournament to do so for doubles as well, and renewing my calls to ensure that final set tie-breaks won’t be added to any of the tournaments where they don’t yet exist, […]

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 […]