Monday, December 04, 2017

Weekend Tennis Roundup


Novak Djokovic announced on Instagram that former player Radek Stepanek has joined his coaching squad for the next season. The Czech, who might be more famous for his tennis-playing girlfriends than his results on the court, will work alongside Andre Agassi, who has been part of the Serbian's team for about a year. Stepanek is slated to begin working with Djokovic in the following days in Monte Carlo, as Novak prepares for the next season and upcoming tournaments, after the break due to the elbow injury.


“Radek is one of my very close friends on the tour and I was always impressed with his level of determination, passion and love for the sport. The fact that he just recently retired at the age of 37 speaks volumes of his love for the game. He has lot of experience and knowledge, and he has played on a high level for many years. I am excited to join our forces together and cannot wait to compete again having a new team to back me up,” said Novak.


Novak with Jose ‘Pepe’ Imaz Ruiz

Good to see that Novak hasn't given up. But I'd have been more optimistic if he'd announced a divorce from that cult leader he's been hanging out with in recent years.


Johanna Konta says she's in no rush to appoint a new coach after splitting with Wim Fissette. (How DO you replace someone who looks like this?!)


Backhand Boys: I finally got around to listening to Grigor Dimitrov, Tommy Haas and Roger Federer give their rendition of Chicago's "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" during the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. Accompanied by the song's co-writer and producer, David Foster -- who is also Tommy's father-in-law -- I couldn't help but wonder if they were lip-syncing heavily touched-up vocals after hearing Grigor's solo effort in London! (And who remembers the original take?!)


Stevie Johnson and some fish cleaned up nicely for some charity event ...


John Isner tied the knot ...

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Hopefully Konta will continue to train with Andrew Fitzpatrick, who demonstrated his winning, um, form ...


Colombian sex bomb Robert Farah wants you to know he isn't taking it too easy this off-season ...

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Who's the fairest of them all?


And ditto for Vasek Pospisil ...


While Karolina Pliskova has her hands full of manmeat, Coach Martin Nosko is busy working out his own ...

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The French and Belgian Davis Cup teams played some friendly golf, showing the rivalry is only on court ...



Feliciano Lopez was lucky Andy Murray's horny mom didn't show up ...


Chris Evert made an appearance in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., for the 11th annual "Little Mo" Internationals, featuring boys and girls age 8-12 from 50 countries.


Hot shorty alert!


And finally, Juan Carlos Ferrero took home the ATP Champions Tour title with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Marat Safin in London ... 


Where French great Henri Leconte showed off his post-tennis skills ...


BTW: The crazy Russian ranked No. 2 on my list of Hottest ATP Players of All Time in 2013 -- might it be time to update?

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