Monday, September 04, 2017

Birthday Boy Dominic Thiem Loses in Five

Am not very happy that Dominic Thiem just lost in five sets to Juan Martin del Potro in the Round of 16 at the U.S. Open. (The Argentine has such severe fiaca I can't even tell if he wants to win. And you can bet your favorite empanada he will turn around and lose to Roger Federer in an hour -- he even admitted in the post-match interview that winning tonight was "good enough" for him.) It looks like the dreamy Austrian had a nice 24th birthday party yesterday at Nobu, however, where Denis Shapovalov and Roger Federer stopped by to wish him well. 

Perhaps he would have won if his "boyfriend" had been here to cheer him on instead of watching from a hotel room where he's playing a Challenger event in South America. Long-distance love affairs are never easy ...


At least one of my wishes came true -- congrats to Madison Keys for one of the biggest wins of her career, coming from behind to defeat Elina Svitolina in three thrilling sets to advance to the quarterfinals!

Anyone know who the Armie Hammer lookalike is in Keys's box? Don't think it's coach Lindsay Davenport's husband, Jon Leach, although he has worked with Madison before, too.

Svitolina added yet another prize to her box -- and Andrew Bettles and new coach Gabriel Urpi had a lot to be happy about, until they didn't.


Myk said...

I love your loyalty to your favorites!

Rian G. said...

Man, that was rough! I thought Thiem would take it in that 4th set.

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