Monday, September 21, 2020

Weekend Tennis Diary


Novak Djokovic won 12 of the last 14 points of the match, beating Diego Schwartzman 7-5, 6-3 to win the Italian Open for the fifth time. It's his 81st singles title, 36th Masters 1000 title (a record) and fifth title of the year.

Earlier, Simona Halep won her first Rome crown after Karolina Pliskova -- the Czech Madison Keys -- retired injured in the second set. The final score: 6-0, 2-1.

Simona tweeted: I always dreamed of holding this trophy. Thank you to the tournament @InteBNLdItalia for a fantastic week and also big thanks to my team. I love you Roma! 

Was cute to hear Diego give a shout-out to fellow Argentine Ulises Badio, Novak's physio since 2017. You may recall Uli gave Nole a quarantine haircut not long ago.

I must say, Mikhail Youzhny was looking fit (and bloodless) scouting matching for protégé Denis Shapovalov

Germany's Dominik Koepfer and his hot body had a great run to the quarters, even taking a set off Novak

Vasek Pospisil and coach Frank Dancevic gratuitously showed off their fish

Christian Harrison was in fine form qualifying for the Challenger in Italy before losing to Cameron Norrie

Patient Zero caused a stink in Rome by barely trying

Johnny Millman: Was it a hotness test?

Marco Cecchinato's curly locks caught my crotch's attention

Jan-Mike's view of the world

See those eyes

Was Karen shamed into getting a haircut?!

Mirko Martinez enjoyed practicing with countryman Stan Wawrinka, who looked wobbly in his loss to 18-year-old Lorenzo Musetti

Matteo's got flex appeal, but fell was in for a Ruud awakening

Filip and Novak in Rome

Borna's new watch

The Croatian cutie enjoyed some time at home

Flex for fantasy

A Paris: Tommy Robredo

Let's hope Andrea Vavassori is giving Andreas Seppi some "relief" from fatherhood

Birthday boy Franko Skugor

Name that player

This Denis Shapovalov/ Corentin Moutet pairing is an actual thing

Sexy Corentin Moutet and his embarrassing rap career go on

17-year-old Holger Rune won the ITF event in Switzerland, his first pro title

Michael Venus for the win!


Gerg14 said...

That's a Marco Cecchinato photo, not Caruso. At least they're both Italians!

Kenneth M. Walsh said...

@Greg14: Thanks for the heads-up!

JP Aragon said...

Borna has very kissable lips