Monday, August 28, 2017

Weekend Tennis Roundup

Dominika Cibulkova was up a set and a break when Damian and I headed out to get some lunch on Saturday, which should have been our first clue that Daria Gavrilova was on her way to claiming her first WTA Tour title. The Russian-born baseliner came back from the brink of defeat to beat the top seed 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the Connecticut Open final, moving her to a career-high ranking of No. 20.

Naturally she carried on like she'd just won the fourth leg of the Grand Slam, but OK.

Meanwhile Roberto Bautista Agut captured his second ATP World Tour crown of the year -- and sixth overall -- at the Winston-Salem Open with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Damir Dzumhur. 

The 29-year-old Spaniard rose two spots to equal his career-high of No. 13 in the ATP Rankings (first attained on October 2016). 

Oh, and Andy Murray joined Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic on the sidelines at the U.S. Open. What sucks most about this latest withdrawal is that if he had done it a day sooner, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal would have been seeded 1 and 2. Now the best players in the draw are on course to play in the semis, which means we could see an embarrassing finalist this year -- assuming Alexander Zverev panics and loses early, which I am assuming will happen.

Sets and the City 

Water works


Venus vs. Rafael

I'd like a taste of Karen Khachanov

Thanks, Mr. Wilson!

Empire State Humans


Sam said...

You know Andy knew before the draw that he wasn't going to play. Serena has done this before. I wish the tours could do something different so the top players are not hosed when this happens.

Rian G. said...

That Edward Hopper chop cracks me up! And I'm with you there on Khachanov... yum!

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