Monday, July 01, 2019

Weekend Tennis Roundup


Taylor Fritz made his first ATP Tour final at 2016 Memphis as a 145th-ranked wild card when he was just 18. In the more than three years since, that’s been on his mind. The American -- who is the daughter of former American star and department store heiress Kathy May and is already a daddy(!) -- has wanted to take that next step and lift his first tour-level trophy. 


Fritz finally earned his maiden triumph on Saturday, defeating compatriot Sam Querrey 6-3, 6-4 in 61 minutes to win the Nature Valley International in Eastbourne. It’s almost fitting that the 21-year-old did it at this ATP 250 tournament, at which he made his ATP Tour debut in 2015 when it was held in Nottingham. 

"It's so amazing. I almost can't even believe it. I'm still trying to take it in," Fritz said. "I've wanted to win a Tour title ever since I made the final of one when I was 18. It feels like I've just been waiting so long. I'm so happy."


Meanwhile, Karolina Pliskova continued her streak of only winning finals when I don't want her to, outclassing Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber 6-1 6-4 to win her second Eastbourne title in style. Just a week ago the Czech lost a shaky match to her much-lower-ranked twin sister! 


For those curious about my Wimbeldon predictions, my gut is telling me it's going to be a "classic" fortnight, with Roger Federer and Serena Williams going home winners.

Around the net ...


I'm sure this was just a coincidence ... 


How do I get this job? And look at dat ass behind him!


Not only is Jan-Michael Gambill looking better than ever, he is a new cat dad!


I do like my mixed-height thruples ...
   

You can't fault Stan for stalking Bastian Baker ...


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Novak Djokovic pulls a Scooter LaForge on Karen Khachanov!


Kiss me (or him), Guido!


Benoit, as always, knows what he's doing ...



And Tracy gets in a good one. Anyone else remember this incident in Toronto?!!!!

(With wire services)

3 comments:

tropicalcineaste said...

I did ask about your predix-I'm going to say Djokovic & Williams(maybe Kerber or Halep?), this is also a sad day for tennis as two hotties, Tsitsipas & Zverev, are out of the field :(
waht a bust Osaka was and I don't know why all the announcers are on the Barty bandwagon....

demc7 said...

Didn't Pam call Tracey a bitch at the net after a loss once- was that Toronto? My Wimbledon picks are Barty and Djokovic.

Kenneth M. Walsh said...

@Demc7: Yep!

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