I’ve not done this newsletter for a while, due to work and stuff; but let’s not worry, here are some things to think about while thinking sport.
Nadal was nowhere a few years ago. Now? He’s arguably better than ever on clay. Here’s a good archivey piece on Roger and Rafa’s simultaneous revivals.
There are some great nuggets in here. I know she’s very wealthy etc, but It’s quite hard being Serena Williams, I think.
How do you measure aggressive returning? Here’s how.
This is insane. The story of a tennis rally of 642 shots. That’s not a typo.
Rory McIlroy said it’s all about the Masters. So here’s a decent case for the Open.
A great summary of the tactical tide of football, esp looking at Klopp’s Liverpool. Talking of which, are their opponents in the CL final Read Madrid ruthless or just lucky?
I love this from Sean Ingle – why not just make World Cup / Olympic hosting bids done by auction? At least put the money front and centre.
I can’t see why everyone was worked up about selling Wembley. Seems like a good idea to me – get an asset that is costly to maintain off your hands, making back a pretty good amount of the total build cost, and get money for grassroots. What’s not to like? Few have been in favour though. Here’s one.
This is such a mismatch it’s boggling. The cup final of PSG vs Les Herbiers – a budget of €2m vs €540m.
A nicely Economist-ey piece on goalkeepers being undervalued. Great pun headline too.
It’s all about 6s.
Who is Luka Doncic?
How ‘idiots’ created the NBA’s best team and revolutionised the game.
You’re not an asshole, Mark. You’re just trying so hard to be.
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