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David
In front of my MacBook
Once upon a time I stalked tennis bloggers. Then one day, I became one.
Interests: WTA Tennis, Dinara Safina, Nadia Petrova, Francesca Schiavone, Shahar Peer, Aravane Rezai, Maria Kirilenko, Andrea Petkovic, Elena Vesnina, Timea Bacsinszsky, Kimiko Date Krumm, Anastasia Rodionova, Mirjana Lucic, Sesil Karatantcheva, Simona Halep, Jelena Dokic
Recent Activity
It's funny listening to this now, knowing that Francesca made the final again this year. Funny in an awesome way, not in a "you guys suck at making predictions" way. I miss these podcasts :(
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I usually root for the underdog. It started out as a fun way to stick it to the man, as it were. But lately, it's become something of a sickness, a form of intense masochism. Given the propensity for the top women to be taken to three sets by opponents... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2011 at Tales of a Tennis FanBoy.
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I didn't have the emotional energy to recap this match last night, but it's been about 24 hours, so I suppose it's either now or never, and this match is definitely worth talking about. So I was coming into this match a little uneasy for a few reasons. One because,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2011 at Tales of a Tennis FanBoy.
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There you go, getting me all confident in you again. Way to take advantage of a vulnerable FanBoy. Dinara's out for infinity, and you seemingly step in to take back the place she'd taken since, let's say, Berlin 2008. You take a title in College Park, and then follow up... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2011 at Tales of a Tennis FanBoy.
(This post is pictureless, because I wanted one of Vika with headphones in her ears, but after spending way too much time looking through pictures of Vika without finding the picture I was looking for, I gave up). I was listening to an old Forty Deuce podcast, and they were... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2011 at Tales of a Tennis FanBoy.
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Oh, Maria. You so rarely get a break, and when I was conjuring up this post, I was ready to ream you a little. Here you were, playing a Francesca Schiavone not on clay (who hasn't been playing too great since the French), and you find yourself taking a set... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2011 at Tales of a Tennis FanBoy.
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Which brings me to Nadia, my all time favorite player on the WTA Tour, who I only became aware of after she beat my old favorite player, Martina Hingis, in Moscow 2002. But Martina retired soon after, so I didn't have the heart to be mad for long. She's had... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2011 at Tales of a Tennis FanBoy.
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So when I was conjuring up this post in my head, my original intention was to do a quick wrap-up, focus on Nadia and her win, not really mention Ana. Why? Well, my reasoning was, the commentators, seemed to say everything one could possibly say about Ana Ivanovic, so why... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2011 at Tales of a Tennis FanBoy.
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Last week, I did an interview with DeShawn Besabella , webmaster of Besabella.com, and he featured this little old blog in his weekly Tennis Blogger Tuesday Column. Allow Dinara to summarize my thoughts and reactions. First I was all: Then I was like: But mostly, I was all: With a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2011 at Tales of a Tennis FanBoy.
That awkward moment when someone you never root for has the same taste in music as you.
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2011 on Tuesday Tunes: Sam Stosur at Forty Deuce
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Somebody call the mental institution. For two matches in a row, I was firmly in the corner of one Ms. Serena Williams. I have my own issues with Sam Stosur, and if either of them deserves to be re-entering the top 10 on Monday, it's not the Australian, that's for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2011 at Tales of a Tennis FanBoy.
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I had been underwhelmed with Serena Williams' tennis this week. When it comes to her fighting spirit, determination, and stamina in three set matches? Oh no, those were (and still are) top notch. But it must have been disconcerting for fans of the former #1 to take about a set... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2011 at Tales of a Tennis FanBoy.
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I need to make something clear. I don't hate Serena Williams. I envy her. That serve, that indomitable fighting spirit. It's the sort of qualities I would sell my soul for my favorite players to have for even one match. But Serena doesn't have it for one match and then... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2011 at Tales of a Tennis FanBoy.
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In tennis, it's (begrudgingly) forgiven, if not expected, for a player to have a letdown the day after pulling off an big win. Especially when it's a particularly big win, as one would classify Roberta Vinci's upset victory over world #1 Caroline Wozniacki. In the context of tennis, it was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2011 at Tales of a Tennis FanBoy.
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I think it was around 4 games all in the second set of her match against Maria Sharapova that I realized how sad Bojana Jovanovski's eyes are. They bely what pundits who have been following the Serbian's results must all be thinking: "Can this girl catch a break?" At the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2011 at Tales of a Tennis FanBoy.
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Ok, be honest, JJ. You heard I was planning to root for you this week, and decided to take some well-earned revenge by tanking your first match as a player-rooted-for-by-David. (Why yes, I am an English Major!) That's cool. I definitely deserve it after all the crap I've lumped on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2011 at Tales of a Tennis FanBoy.
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Let's analyze this for a second, shall we? Kim and Rafa are the defending champions at the US Open, the final destination of the yearly US Open Series. We can talk about Rafa, and all the implications the US Open has for him, but I haven't seen him play since... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2011 at Tales of a Tennis FanBoy.
The worst part was, poor Elise wasn't even playing the match; she was in the stands cheering on Harmesen, Barbat's opponent. Fans can get a little annoying in the stands, but to hurl racial insults at a person rooting against a player (daughter or not), and then assaulting them is never OK. I hate evil tennis parents.
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2011 on It's Just a Game. Until It's Not. at Forty Deuce
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Nothing says "indie" like being the first person to do something since Anke Huber.
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shot of Andy Murray's ass FTGDMFW. dying. I'm dead.
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#1 is to post on this blog more, so I need not bore you with yet another post about how I, the beleaguered tennis blogger who has nothing much going on in his life, is too busy to post but promises to be more dilligent. Anywhoosle, remember when I said... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2011 at Tales of a Tennis FanBoy.
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This was my mental reaction when I took at my blog and how the last post was dated "23 May." The European dating system was mocking me. So this break was a little abrupt, given how I had rededicated myself for those three or four days. When you don't post... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2011 at Tales of a Tennis FanBoy.
I love Martina to death, but I'm not sure what her game is, right now. She's playing so many exhos, it seems like she's preparing for some kind of comeback. At the same time, Martina's no fool. Here she can play a game she loves with no pressure, and get paid appearance fees for doing it. So I have no idea what her plan is.
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2011 on This Is a Thing Now. I Guess. at Forty Deuce
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I've been spending many nights this summer playing Mario Kart 64 and listening to old Forty Deuce Podcasts (when I'm not breaking into my dad's liquor cabinet looking for something to help store my rock collection), and in your ATP 2009 Recap, one of you called John Isner the Petra Kvitova of the ATP Tour. Obviously, there was no way to predict THIS, but it's funny to see how far she's come in relatively short order. Also, I love any pre-Roland Garros 2010 references to Francesca Schiavone.
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2011 on Generation Next. Now. at Forty Deuce
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Too tall is a dealbreaker for me. But 30 Rock references would forgive all inadequacies.
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2011 on UPDATED: Roro McWoz at Forty Deuce
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