Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Postcard From Paris

It was a mostly good day for me in Paris today. Dominic Thiem took out Alexander Zverev, who finally reached the second week of a major but did nothing to dispel the notion that he's not fit enough for best-of-five fortnights.

Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens each advanced, to set up a semifinals repeat of their U.S. Open finals. (Their beautiful smiles say it all -- there's NO REASON one of them can't win this!)  Naturally I want Kerber to kill Halep and and for Muguruza to do the same to Sharapova. 

Although he's finally showing progress, I wasn't thrilled that Novak Djokovic lost. (Nole may or may not have been injured, again.) Good for Marco Cecchinato for building on his win over David Goffin, then defeating the Serb former champion 6-3, 7-6, 1-6, 7-6 (13-11). Would love to see Schwartzman beat Nadal (won't happen) and will be happy either way with Del Potro and Cilic, although I'd probably prefer the Argentine because he's always a threat in big matches so might actually scare Rafa a bit.

It was a bit of a Sophie's choice situation during this men's doubles quarterfinal. In the end, hunky reigning Aussie Open champs Mate Pavić and Oliver Marach took out Colombian dreamboat Robert Farah and Juan Sebastián Cabal. If only this had been shot by Men(dot)com. 


Rian G. said...

I felt bad for Novak, as I'm sure it's so disappointing to get that much closer. His sportsmanship by coming around the net to embrace Checchinato made me tear up. Well, maybe cause I wouldn't mind that hotness embracing me!

jaragon said...

Yes that men's double shot could inspire some hot tennis fan fiction

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