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Offline eddiemcg9683

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www.gasquetandracquet.com - UPDATE JOURNAL
« on: May 14, 2006, 08:23:23 PM »
Hi guys -

I'll be posting here when the site is updated...please check it out.

Update.....had to after such a day.  I recap mine as well as Roger's and Rafa's.

Thanks, Ed

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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2006, 10:12:14 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2006, 10:10:28 PM »
"We will now return to your untimely scheduled programming" - a look at the odd circumstances of TMS Hamburg...check it out on http://www.gasquetandracquet.com

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UPDATE
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2006, 04:53:06 PM »
Updated....

About the Sunday final, with a slight homage to Bill Simmons.  Thanks again and comments always welcome -

Ed McGrogan

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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2006, 04:42:30 PM »
Update on Robredo, Austria, and even more accolades for Federer and Nadal.

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AMERICA THE MARGINAL
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2006, 09:06:10 PM »
Updated with a look at the French Open, of course.  "America the marginal" is the title, I'm sure you can't guess what one of the topics will be.

Thanks and comments always appreciated,

Ed

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THE BEST IS YET TO COME
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2006, 05:29:01 PM »
At http://www.gasquetandracquet.com , we have yet another piece on the grand tournament that is Roland Garros...comments always welcome.

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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2006, 10:01:35 PM »
"La crème rises to the top" - a look at the quarterfinals of Roland Garros.

Check it out at http://www.gasquetandracquet.com - comments always welcome.

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Nadal/Federer - the pick, a story and a history
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2006, 03:02:06 PM »
In 2006, we have seen three finals between the Mallorcan and the Swiss. Rafa has won all of them. The use of the word ‘rivalry’ has been liberal. Nadal holds a 59 match winning streak on clay. Roger has a chance to accomplish the ‘Roger Slam’ and continue his quest for a true Grand Slam. Neither Nadal or Federer has truly been tested at Roland Garros, and no injuries are lingering. What is lingering, however, are the matches between the two in Dubai, Monte Carlo and Rome. At least in Federer’s mind. Or, we think so. Now, Nadal is the favourite. There is pressure on Nadal. Or, we think there is.

In a few hours time, there will be another chapter to discuss.

The pick: Federer in five sets.

Read the entire article at http://www.gasquetandracquet.com

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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2006, 11:11:18 PM »
Of course, a look back at Fed/Rafa, but also a mailbag.

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« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2006, 08:16:14 PM »
"The short grass" looks at the four appetizers (touranments) to the main course, Wimbledon.  My apologies for the delay in this post.

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ENGLANDS FINEST HOURS
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2006, 07:04:18 PM »
"England's finest hours" discusses the event and the results of the first 5 days.  Comments always appreciated.

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« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2006, 08:32:57 PM »
someone should move this to the main tennis section
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« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2006, 08:57:28 PM »
Quote from: "thejackal"
someone should move this to the main tennis section


lol, ARC suggested he start a journal here for these posts.  :)
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« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2006, 06:12:16 PM »
It doesn’t take a lot for non-tennis fans to be surprised by tennis results. Let me explain.

At the French Open, a tournament that annually makes a mockery of the rankings of its participants, it’s not far fetched to see a stud hard court player, like Andy Roddick, a) be ranked too high (due to not factoring in the clay surface) and b) be ousted early. To the casual fan, seeing Roddick upended in the second round by a no-name dirtballer from Spain or Argentina is an “upset” in their eyes, and at the very least is a surprise. There are countless other examples, but this scenario is the most evident.

In that same line of thought, although featuring an ironic twist, the very likely possibility that Roger Federer, the #1 seeded player at Wimbledon, will play Rafael Nadal, the #2 seed, in the finals of Wimbledon – something that would not be a “surprise” to any casual observer, is almost bewildering to most hardcore tennis pundits.

It takes a lot for someone who follows a minor International Series tournament in Austria as closely as a Grand Slam event to be surprised in the world of tennis. But when I put two and two together (pretty much when the third round concluded), it was like someone pulled off the last act of disbelief in their signature magic trick. Disbelief, but excitement. I like surprises.

See the rest at http://www.gasquetandracquet.com -

Thanks and comments always welcome,

Ed

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« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2006, 07:27:01 PM »
It's more like a running advertisement for another site. Do you have an: "and now a word from our sponsors" area?

Is a tree as a rocking horse
An ambition fulfilled
And is the sawdust jealous?
I worry about these things .

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« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2006, 09:31:34 PM »
Yes - I was suggested to move the info to this page, since the blog is more or less a journal that I'm updating.  Speaking of that, update tonight titled "A midsummer night's galleria."

Thanks for checking,

Ed

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« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2006, 11:13:38 PM »
"My wish list" outlines the top first round matches at the U.S. Open that I hope to see (as I'll be going for the first two days).

Thanks, Ed

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