Great writing Giri. When pro tennis can look so absolutely super-human, it is nice to at least imagine returning a serve every now-and-then.
I played Old Man style with underspin on every shot my entire playing career. This shot makes my knees weak I love it so much.
Maybe ... he needs to start picking his spots more carefully
Amazing win. “Taught” him in clinics when he was a 6 year old creating havoc at the tennis center, so super cool to see him win a title.
You made some great points about his game, but ignored the most important question... how do you get to sit in the car to watch a tennis match?
Whenever I hear about or see him, all I can think about is the goofy smile on his face when he heard the wild sex noises coming from a nearby home during one of his matches.
If Dr. Ivo doesn’t play until at least 45, I’ll be disappointed. Dude uses about 20% of the energy of his opponents in his matches.
I like the metaphor that Karlovic’s game is an art, and now in my mind he plays tennis as brutalist architecture.
I have decided that this is the summer where I will finally buy a lion’s mane mushroom from the farmers’ market and figure out a way to cook it. I love mushrooms and have yet to find a kind I don’t like, but the lion’s mane always just looks so glorious and intimidating.
Now it just looks like a standard ugly shot, instead of like, literally the ugliest shot.
Pretty sure I let out a “Good Lord!” about 4 or 5 times watching those videos.
They should call him the FAA, the way he regulates the airspace over the court. Heyooo!
Nice to see one last highlight of the old Cavs group playing defense.
Love that kid’s expression. It screams, “ah, that’s what it means to be a Knicks fan.”
The Nuggets feel so good and special for the first time since the Billups-Anthony WCF season, and i’m just waiting for it to all come crashing down any minute now.
I really like the way Kevin handled himself. He is a great person and a great leader. #RealMVP
Cannot stress enough how funny it is reading the “please retire, Federer” piece you linked to from 2013. There are lots of reasons why random sportswriters have no right to tell athletes much better than them that they’re done being successful, but at least sometimes you get extremely amusing hindsight reads like that…
Sadly, the only team both rich and dumb enough to trade for Noah...is the Knicks.