Sunday, May 27, 2018

Weekend Tennis Roundup

Sexual napalm Marton Fucsovics won his first career ATP final yesterday, with a commanding win over hot-ass Peter Gojowczyk of Germany, 6-2, 6-2, in the Geneva Open final.

You're never a loser when you have THIS.

Several people noticed that the 26-year-old Hungarian was looking very Tom of Finland -- and this Swiss security guard only added to the homoeroticism of it all. (Now prepare yourself for him to lose in the first round in Paris.)

Meanwhile, Dominic Thiem did what Dominic Thiem always does -- overplay leading into the French Open. This time he beat Gilles Simon to win the Lyon Open -- another 250 title -- but with a tiring 3-6, 7-6(1), 6-1 battle behind him, here's hoping he's ready to compete during the next two weeks.

On the women's side, most of the top players had the good sense to lie low. As a result, Johanna Larsson of Sweden won her first WTA singles title in three years by beating Alison Riske of the United States 7-6(4), 6-4 in the final of the Nuremberg Cup on Saturday. Most noteworthy from the week was top-seeded Sloan Stephens lost in the first round to the always tricky Yulia Putintseva, and Julia Georges lost to Pliskova -- Kristyna, that is.

UPDATE: Putintseva immediately upset Johanna Konta in the first round in Paris.

And in France, No. 3 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia overcame No. 5 seed Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia in three tiebreak sets, 6-7(5), 7-6(3), 7-6(6), to claim the Internationaux de Strasbourg title on Saturday, saving two championship points in the process. Just a year ago the Slovak was seeded sixth at Roland Garros, but is now outside the Top 30 and has to play Georges in the first round. (Maybe Julia's confidence has been shattered by losing to the wrong Pliskova ?!)

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And lastly, Alex Robein -- aka the sexiest umpire around -- shared this adorable video from Strausbourg. Here's hoping we see more of the Frenchman in Paris.

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