Monday, March 11, 2019

Weekend Tennis Roundup


Indian Wells is where the action is this week. But since the finals aren't until this weekend, thought I'd share some of the other sights from around the desert -- starting with Serbian stud Filip Kjajinovic. He may not know how to spell Colombian, but he's smart enough to get Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal alone in a hot tub.


Ryan Harrison knows how to pick hitting partners .. 


Roger Federer is probably thrilled Tommy Haas is directing the tournament so he doesn't upset him yet again ... 


I like how Borna Coric celebrates International Women's Day ...


There was a lot of ass on the court with the Pouille-Wawrinka doubles pairing ...


Cute that Novak Djokovic said he got nervous playing in front of his childhood idol, even if Pete Sampras and his son sat there chomping on gum with their mouths open during the whole match ...


Adam Rippon got friendly with Nick McCarvel ...


before returning to the LGBTQ VIP lounge along with his hunky Finnish boyfriend,Jussi-Pekka Kajaala, plus Caitlyn Jenner and her main squeeze, Sophia Hutchins.


A lot of people are complaining about the ouster of ATP chairman Chris Kermode, supposedly as a result of a coup led by Novak Djokovic. Now I don’t really follow the back-office politics of the ATP. But if the smoking gun against Djokovic is his wanting the lower echelon of players to get more prize money, then I say good riddance to Kermode. Read HERE.


Congrats to Martina Hingis on the birth of her first child!


And nice to see Naomi Osaka front and center on ESPN's World Fame 100 issue.

12 comments:

jaragon said...

The trio in the hot tub look like they are about to have some good clean fun

Brent said...

Tommy's record against Roger was 4-13...

Kenneth M. Walsh said...

@Brent: I don’t get it.

Brent said...

Your comment about Roger and Tommy saying, “Federer is probably thrilled Tommy Haas is directing the tournament so he doesn't upset him yet again ...” Tommy only upset him 4 times in their 17 matches — the “yet again” seems a bit exaggerated.

Kenneth M. Walsh said...

@Brent: "Only 4 times"!!!!

Brent said...

Good point, 4 is a lot of wins. I bet Chris Evert was always worried about Pam Shriver getting that jawdropping 4th win in their 18-3 match-up...

Kenneth M. Walsh said...

@Brent: Are you OK?

LDV said...

Kenneth, you've gotta give Brent points for bitchiness! 😎

Brent said...

Yes, completely OK. I just think you should be honest with yourself that Roger Federer certainly wasn't considering getting upset by Tommy Haas "yet again" because he lost to him a handful of times; 4 losses is not a lot. I know you were trying to be clever in your caption, and I appreciate it, but it was silly - so accept the criticism and move on.

I've been a longtime follower and fan, and I've noticed you often stoop low to say things like "Are you OK?" or "You make no sense." or "I'm not following..." when someone disagrees or presents an alternative argument. It's a shame because you don't need to do it. I know it's a tough day for you today but it's no reason to try to belittle your fans with condescending "Are you OK? responses to a valid point that's been raised.

Kenneth M. Walsh said...

@Brent: I made a joke that you apparently didn't find funny and you've been trolling me ever since. Are you sure you're not the one who should move on?

That's why I asked if you're OK -- your dedication to this non-event is puzzling.

Brent said...

Is this what trolling is? I'm genuinely asking.

I commented on your post (which I rarely do), you responded to me, I replied back...just thought it was called communicating. Sorry to bother you, I won't do it again. And yes, once again, I'm completely OK, Kenneth. It's not a dedication, just communicating. All the best to you today.

Kenneth M. Walsh said...

Thank you, Brent.

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