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Britain's Murray kisses trophy after defeating Serbia's Djokovic in the men's singles final match at the US Open  tennis tournament in New York

The moral degradation of society continues unabated. This isn’t about barbaric laws, athletes committing crimes or authority figures abusing their power.

Professional tennis has come to symbolize everything that is wrong with us.

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The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Thirteen
Novak Djokovic could’ve helped deliver a child while teaching an impoverished youth how to read and it wouldn’t have made a difference.

Partisan crowds at tournaments is nothing new, but Wimbledon was always considered the ‘classy’ major. The French are boorish, the Aussies obnoxious and the Americans, well, you get where I’m going with this.

The folks at Wimbledon were above such behavior, or at least that was the general sentiment. The Olympics began to change that notion, where Roger Federer became visibly irritated by the blatantly pro-Murray crowd.

Could you blame them? Like fans of any miserable franchise, the British were constantly reminded of Fred Perry and their almost eight decade long title drought at the All England Club.

To make matters worse was the hilarious prospect–at least for the rest of us–of Scotland declaring their independence next year. Murray finally winning the title in 2015, only to not be officially British, is the stuff spite obsessed sports fans dream of. Read the rest of this entry »

The idea is that it isn’t supposed to look easy. It being winning a grand slam, a task that demands an absurd amount of dedication. Novak Djokovic isn’t Roger Federer. We’re lucky for that.

Andy Murray had righted a wrong. After beating Federer in the semifinals–his first victory against the Swiss Maestro in Grand Slam competition– Murray couldn’t be overlooked. This was a 50/50 final. I boldly (code:drunkenly) claimed the Muzzah would win in four sets. Twitter is the devil.

Tennis players are incredibly open after a match, at least more so than their contemporaries in the ‘other’ sports. Canned cliches from professional athletes are where articles go to die. “At this level, it can come down to just a few points here or there. My biggest chance was at the beginning of the second set; didn’t quite get that. When Novak had his chance in the third, he got his.” Well said, Andy. Read the rest of this entry »