Matchups We Hope to See at the 2015 Monte-Carlo Masters - Bleacher Report
Novak Djokovic and Bernard Tomic were supposed to meet at the Indian Wells quarterfinal, but Tomic had to withdraw because of injuries. First, Tomic is a lightning rod. There's also a bit of history between Tomic and Djokovic, though Wimbledon 2011 seems like a lifetime ago. Teenage Tomic got to the quarterfinals and took one set off of Djokovic, who was in the midst of his streak of Grand Slam greatness. Since, Tomic has floundered more than flourished, and a list of his off-court problems could fill a year's worth of tabloids from Melbourne to London. Maybe that's what got Tomic's attention, because he is now a crisp 21-7 in 2015. He has an alternative kind of game, a bit retro with flatter shots, changes of pace and enticing ways to get opponents to chop out of their normal comfort and rhythm. Could he frustrate Djokovic on clay. Young Austrian star Dominic Thiem played the King of Clay at the 2014 French Open where Rafael Nadal found his form and claimed his ninth title at Roland Garros. They meet again on clay, but don't expect it to be as easy as 6-2, 6-2, 6-3. If this were hard courts, Thiem might actually be favored to win. He lost to Milos Raonic's big serve at Indian Wells, and now facing Thiem's powerful groundstrokes could be like.
What is cuckoo clocks?
BizBeat: Clock shop ticks into Jefferson City - Jefferson City News Tribune
Waukesha clock restorer crazy about cuckoos - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Whether it's the 20 cuckoo clocks in his home or the hundreds he has built or collected or is currently repairing in his workshop, cuckoo calls are the sound track to Galinsky's life. Owner of the Duplainville Clock Co. located at his Waukesha home, Galinsky is among a very small cohort of cuckoo clock repairers. He invents innovative cuckoo clock designs, he carves them and brings family heirlooms back from the dead. "Nobody likes to repair cuckoo clocks. Galinsky, 55, repairs about 200 cuckoo clocks each year. He estimates he makes another couple hundred clocks annually that he sells from his showroom inside a store built to look like those on the Swiss chalet-style cuckoo clocks. His Christmas rush recently finished, Galinsky took time from repairing a 1970 Hubert Herr cuckoo clock to talk about his unique business. It was grandma's," Galinsky said as he dabbed his index finger in carpenter's glue and rubbed it on a broken baffle that fell off the clock's pipe and whistle. Galinsky knows what every component does, something he figured out before he turned 10. He got his first cuckoo clock when he was almost 7.