Monday, March 20, 2017

Weekend Tennis Roundup

I guess Roger Federer's impressive straight-sets win over countryman Stan Wawrinka in Indian Wells yesterday answers GQ's question: Will Roger Federer Ever Be Done?

This Burt Reynolds style photo is worth clicking through for -- although it should have been shirtless! -- and there are many more HERE.

Meanwhile, I would be happy for Elena Vesnina's "breakthrough" on the women's side -- she's adorable and a fighter -- only it only adds to the disjointed narrative in the women's game: that there is no narrative. A million bucks says Vesnina -- a 30-year-old doubles specialist -- isn't going to build on this. That the resurgent Svetlana Kuznetsova, a two-time major champion who has fought her way back into the Top 10, could lose after being up a set and 4-1, then 4-2 in the third doesn't make me think more of Vesnina ... it only makes me think less the women's game, where suddenly no one can build on any momentum. (Angelique Kerber's second major now seems that much more remarkable.) Not a huge fan of Maria Sharapova or Victoria Azarenka, but perhaps their returns could help smooth the edges a bit.

P.S. Happy to see Martina Hingis back in the winners' circle (post-Mirza), pairing with Yung-Jan Chan to take out Czech duo Lusie Hradecka and Katerina Siniakova 7-6(4), 6-2 for the title.

1 comment:

jaragon said...

Mr Federer has very nice legs

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