2017 Australian Open: That’s a Wrap!


What We Learned Down Under

Roger Federer is a vampire; ageless, ruthless, crusher of souls.

No one has worked harder to get back to an elite level than Rafael Nadal.

Grigor Dimitrov was the under-the-radar star of Melbourne. If he continues to adhere to the regiment set by Dani Vallverdu, he is going to be in the mix more at the business end of Slams.

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic could use the month of February to continue to recharge for 2017.

Novak Djokovic should bring Boris Becker back.

Stan Wawrinka will have a chance to win a 4th Grand Slam title in the next 12 months.

Kei Nishikori should be removed from the conversation until he makes another Slam final.

Milos Raonic is getting very close to having the “injury prone” tag become a permanent part of his person.

Alexander Zverev still looks like the best bet of the younger generation to get a Slam breakthrough next.

Nick Kyrgios needs to be honest and admit he needs a coach if he wants to be anything more than a study in how not to fully use your talent.

Upsets fuel the most exciting tournaments.

ESPN still sucks at covering these things.

Roland Garros won’t be half this exciting. How’s that roof coming?

Sleep is overrated.


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