Monday, August 19, 2019

Weekend Tennis Roundup


I have mixed feelings about the final big event leading into this year's U.S. Open. While I don't think either winner will be much of a threat in New York -- I predict they will both be too exhausted to perform well, going against the traditional role of tuneups portending champions -- at least both tournaments ended with what I consider the right outcome. 


Why do I feel confident he would not be doing THIS with a same-sex partner?

 Daniil Medvedev seized his maiden Masters title, defeating David Goffin 7-6(3), 6-4. The Russian continued the form that saw him reach three finals in three weeks, losing in Washington to Nick Kyrgios and in Montreal to Rafael Nadal before coming out on top at the Western & Southern Open.


It was nice to see Goffin do well, but it made a lot more sense for Medvedev to win, having played so consistency and even knocking out Novak Djokovic in the semis. (Nole seems so Serena to me now, only able to lift his game when it counts most ... like down two match points in the final of Wimbledon.) 


Madison's million-dollar smile

Madison Keys rallied late in both sets and beat an on-fire Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5, 7-6 (5) for her first Cincinnati championship Sunday, sending her back into the Top 10 just in time for the final Grand Slam event of the season. Again, it was an incredible run for Svetlana, whose injuries saw her going into the event ranked about 150 in the world (Today she woke up at No. 62.) It would have been preposterous for Keys, the 2017 U.S. Open finalist, to blow this opportunity. Yet still I'm praying her body holds up long enough to win her first major, something I don't see happening in Flushing Meadows.  


And just out of curiosity, does anyone know the age of consent in Ohio?

Around the net ...


Alex Robein is still tennis's hottest official ...


I'm still hot for the Wormanator ...


More on him later in the week ...


Benoit's still a goof ...


Cameron Norrie's ass doesn't just happen ... 


Facundo Lugones and Cameron helped Diego Schwartzman celebrate his 27th ...


John Millman's in Winston-Salem this week hoping to get ready for another major upset of Roger Federer, who crapped out in Cincy (to Andrey Rublev) in his first match since his devastating loss in London. 


And speaking of Roger: What exactly was he trying to do to Fucksalot here?


I could go for an all-access pass of this one ...


Roger's other hitting partner was American cutie Eliot Spizzirri, about whom you will be hearing more from me ...


Jonny O'Mara and Robert Lindstedt won the doubles crown at the Challenger in Vancouver this weekend,


 but O'Mara's real prize was the photo he took of Liam Broady in the hot tub ...


If only we could give Benoit Quentin Halys's beard, or Quentin Benoit's game ...


Luckiest Nike employee on earth ...


Tallon Griekspoor, luckiest hitting partner on earth ...


Those Argentinian boys never stop ...


Kiss me, Guido (Pella) ...


Stefanos Tsitsipas got knocked out in the first round of Cincy by Jan-Lennard Struff. But that didn't stop the Greek character from posting lots of stuff to social media, like this video of his hunky trainer, Nick Tzekos.


We had spotted Nick (and Daddy) last weekend in Washington ...


Stefanos always has his eye on this prize ...


Who apparently took his pal Stan Wawrinka to the Hamptons ...


After winning the ring toss at Kings Island ...



Grigor Dimitrov made a detour to see the Backstreet Boys, and sang along like a teenage girl ...


I'd like to hang out with Tommy Paul's crew ...


Give me a buzz if you see him around town ...


Leave it to Vasek Pospisil to have hot friends ...


Kyle Edmund worked up a sweat before losing to the eventual champ in Cincy ...


I never did figure out exactly why Filip Krajinovic decided to "go live" just as his roommate was changing ...


But I certainly didn't mind, nor did his pal ...


Perhaps he didn't want to be the biggest showoff 


in the hotel ...


Borna Coric is eager to get ...


... back on track in New York 


And finally, Liam Broady did not like he was seeing ...


which is more than I can say for me!

(With wire services)

1 comment:

Dan said...

Straight boys did not sing along with the Backstreet Boys - just sayin.

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