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Here Are Some Things Stefanos Tsitsipas Said Right After The Biggest Moment Of His Career Here Are Some Things Stefanos Tsitsipas Said Right After The Biggest Moment Of His Career

Stefanos Tsitsipas is one of the world’s brightest tennis prospects. He has a whomping beauty of a one-hander to his credit, as well as a knack for stylish net finishes, a recent win over Roger Federer and, now, one of the loftiest accomplishments in his profession—a major semifinal. It is also worth mentioning that…

Poor Pablo Carreño Busta Chucked His Bag And Raged Off The Court After A Thorny Call Poor Pablo Carreño Busta Chucked His Bag And Raged Off The Court After A Thorny Call

Well, here’s the messiest moment of this Australian Open to date, tainting the end of a five-set epic. No. 23 seed Pablo Carreño Busta won two sets, then No. 8 seed Kei Nishikori won two sets, and then they played on to a fifth-set super-tiebreak, which goes to 10 points, win by two. Considering they’d been going at…

Frances Tiafoe Celebrates A Five-Setter Like LeBron

Frances Tiafoe has already earned his place among the greats—in terms of tennis celebrations, that is. This is right on par with the sleeveless Nadal’s chugga-chugga-chugga juggernaut move. Tiafoe took a five-setter to make the fourth round of a major for the first time in his young life, so by all means, he can…

American Teen Amanda Anisimova Rattled A Favorite With A Crazy Winner American Teen Amanda Anisimova Rattled A Favorite With A Crazy Winner

Aryna Sabalenka has resting tigress face, and she is apt to pounce on any tennis ball that hasn’t been fired at her at bullet pace. The 20-year-old plays to kill, announcing her intentions with loud, flat force. She was the only player to give Naomi Osaka a good fight at the U.S. Open, she already picked up a title…

Knicks Lose London Game In Knicksiest Imaginable Fashion

Though Congress has yet to designate it an official act of war, the NBA sent the Knicks to London.

No One Was Awake For The Australian Open's Electrifying Bird-Poop Match No One Was Awake For The Australian Open's Electrifying Bird-Poop Match

By the time Johanna Konta and Garbiñe Muguruza finished up their second-round match, it was 3:12 a.m., Melbourne time. Play only began after midnight. It would have started earlier, if not for all the obstacles: the rain delays earlier in the day, the pileup of five-setters beforehand, the seagull poop, and the rain…

Frances Tiafoe Mixed It Up And Got The Biggest Win Of His Career

A tennis player who is down a set and 0-3 against a huge-serving top-five seed at a Grand Slam is typically cooked. Frances Tiafoe is the most intriguing men’s American tennis prospect alive at the moment, but when staring down that deficit against South Africa’s Kevin Anderson he looked about as dead as any other…

Practically All The Australian Tennis Men Have Been Dragged Into Bernard Tomic's Beef Practically All The Australian Tennis Men Have Been Dragged Into Bernard Tomic's Beef

The tennis world down under has been roiled by beef. Former Australian great Lleyton Hewitt now captains his country’s Davis Cup team, but he isn’t very popular among his young charges, if you take the word of Bernard Tomic, the prickly 26-year-old who was long ago one of Australia’s brightest prospects and more…

Serena Williams Returns With A Humane Butchering At The Australian Open Serena Williams Returns With A Humane Butchering At The Australian Open

Serena Williams played her first tour match since a messy U.S. Open championship loss to Naomi Osaka last September, and had very different results. Today in the first round at the Australian Open, she slaughtered world No. 73 Tatjana Maria 6-0, 6-2.

The Logical Endpoint Of Bite-Sized Basketball Hype Videos Is Julian Newman

Meet Julian Newman. Or maybe you’ve already met Julian Newman, even if you don’t know him by name. There was that credulous New York Times piece written in 2013, when Newman was just 11 years old and 4-foot-5, and playing for the varsity team, as well as a Tampa Bay Times piece a year later, which took in the full…

Andy Murray Might Be Done In Australia After Grinding Five-Set Loss Andy Murray Might Be Done In Australia After Grinding Five-Set Loss

Andy Murray will not quit the majors without another characteristically nasty fight. His last French Open: five brutal sets before Stan Wawrinka put him to rest. His last Wimbledon: five more sets of agony with his hip all out of sorts. Today at the Australian Open—which, given his retirement announcement, will…

Enes Kanter Misses Knicks Practice And Game Due To Grotesque Burger Excess [Update] Enes Kanter Misses Knicks Practice And Game Due To Grotesque Burger Excess [Update]

Enes Kanter coverage tends to fork into two categories, both of which are true to the man himself and both of which are honestly pretty confusing taken together. One is Kanter Bravely Stands Up To Authoritarian, and the other is Kanter Bungles Badly While Seeking Attention. Perhaps there’s some overlap. It’s possible…

Andy Murray Was A Real Person Walking Among Gods Andy Murray Was A Real Person Walking Among Gods

When the words “tactician” or “technician” crop up, the way they do around Andy Murray, who just announced his forthcoming retirement due to chronic hip pain, there’s a whiff of euphemism in the air. Sure, this player is missing that certain oomph, but nevertheless! Even so! Alas! He persisted, and became champion…

Dan Evans Might Already Have The Shot Of The Year

British tennis player Dan Evans, previously seen making logistically complex excuses for trace amounts of cocaine, is now trying to qualify for the Australian Open main draw. The world No. 190 faced world No. 208 Jurij Rodionov in the second round of qualifying today. All you need to know about that match is that in…

Montrezl Harrell Is Undersized And He Is So Strong Montrezl Harrell Is Undersized And He Is So Strong

In the Los Angeles Clippers’ wonky lineup, Montrezl Harrell stands no taller than Danilo Gallinari and Tobias Harris, the sharp-shooting forwards he often shares the floor with. As one of the league’s shortest fives, Harrell has learned to compensate with the subtle and little-known technique of being hilariously…

Karl-Anthony Towns Is Sneakily Becoming An Adept Passer

Karl-Anthony Towns has gone on a tear in the new year, averaging 28.3 points on 62 percent true shooting and 15.0 boards through three games. A more surprising and slightly longer-running trend, meanwhile, is his average of 4.6 assists over his last 10 games. As a seven-footer with range out to three and a solid array…

Anthony Davis Latest To Exhibit Symptoms Of Shammgod Madness

Here’s the freshest from this NBA season’s bumper crop of Shammgod crossovers: this damn Anthony Davis, ensuring that the truly enormous are represented, too. This just isn’t right:

We Regret To Inform You That Hedo Türkoğlu Does PR For An Authoritarian Now We Regret To Inform You That Hedo Türkoğlu Does PR For An Authoritarian Now

Probably you have not thought about journeyman Hedo Türkoğlu in quite some time. Here’s a timely reminder that he has been, since 2016, a “chief advisor” to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Hedo obviously stands in contrast to his fellow NBA Turk, Enes Kanter, who is one of the president’s most outspoken…

The Bond Between Jamal Murray And Nikola Jokic Is Pure And Righteous The Bond Between Jamal Murray And Nikola Jokic Is Pure And Righteous

All the Nuggets enjoy a life-sustaining relationship with their star. Witness the Denver offense at its best when the wings are satellites orbiting around their big soft sun, Nikola Jokic. He hangs doughy and resplendent in the high post, watching them whirl and cut, waiting for them to align just right so he can beam…

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