Monday, November 19, 2018

Weekend Tennis Roundup

The ATP Finals somehow managed to lack drama yet be completely unpredictable, so I was surprised how uninterested I was in the results. Novak Djokovic looked unstoppable as he plowed through John Isner, Alexander Zverev and Marin Cilic in straight sets to reach the semifinals, then destroyed Kevin Anderson to set up a rematch with Zverev in the final. The Swiss Miss was also impressive in beating Cilic and Isner in straight sets, then dismissing Roger Federer to reach the biggest final of his career. 

But then after a competitive first set that saw Zverev breaking at 4-all and then serving it out, it was all Sascha, all the time, taking home the trophy 6-4, 6-3. Novak seemed a lot like he did in Paris, where he was just a little flat against and younger and more explosive player. The kid still occasionally rubs me the wrong way -- and it's not just sour grapes -- but his game can be incredible. Here's hoping this win -- and the addition of Ivan Lendl to his team -- will lead to some respectable results in the majors. Hard to see him hanging out in the top 5 with just one Grand Slam quarterfinal under his belt. 

Did you catch his Bette Davis acceptance speech?!

South American reunion! 


What about Bob? 

I'm still on Team BIG Brother ...

Congrats to the ridiculously handsome Mate Delic, even if he did marry a fish. He couldn't have chosen a more perfect locale than Old Town Dubrovnik.

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