I Am 2012… Hear Me Roar

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This year is already off to an incredibly rough start. The first tournaments of the season have barely been completed and already players are practically falling like dominoes. What does this mean for the rest of the year?

Not anything good.

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New Year, New Drama

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Ah yes… 2012. The year that the world will supposedly meet its end. Besides all that mumbo-jumbo, the tennis season kicked off as planned on the New Year. Brisbane, Auckland, Doha, and Chennai, as well as Abu Dhabi and Hopman Cup kicked off this past weekend. Am I glad to see the tennis season back on track? I was barely given time to miss it…

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The Unsurprising Conclusion

Roger Federer has returned to action in a big way. After taking nearly 2 months off for a little R&R, he’s come roaring back with wins inBaselandParis. These two tournaments have him brimming with confidence; and why shouldn’t he have that confidence? There’s no better way to enter the final tournament of the year than with two consecutive tournament victories.

The year just can’t end on such a note, though. There must be a dramatic finish. In other words, there must be FEDAL.

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Let Me Here Ya Say UGH!!

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Tennis players/commentators/journalists/fans love to do one thing collectively. They love to COMPLAIN. More complaining goes on in tennis than praising. Well, that may not be true. I’ll say that complaining is just as prevalent as praising. Tennisheads complain about a multitude of things. Some of these complaints will go on for months and even years. One such complaint is about the one thing that will probably NEVER go away:

Grunting.

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The Error of the Fist

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The fist pump is an integral part of tennis. Everyone loves to fist pump. Some players have it down to an art. It’s a way of showing that you’re fighting. It’s a way of letting your opponent know that you’re in it to win it. It’s a way to show that you’re still in the match. It’s also a way to intimidate your opponents.

What a fist pump is NOT is a way to say “Yes! He/She made an error! I won the point!” That’s just not good sportsmanship.

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