Monday, September 28, 2020

Weekend Tennis Diary

Andrey Rublev added a fifth trophy to his collection (and third in 2020) on Sunday, beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 at the Hamburg European Open. The World No. 14 rallied from 3-5 down in the deciding set to earn his first ATP 500 trophy. Rublev was appearing in his second straight Hamburg final, after falling in three sets to defending champion Nikoloz Basilashvili in last year’s championship match. Another disappointing loss for the young Greek, who double faulted on match point and also blew a(n even bigger) lead against Borna Coric at the U.S. Open.

Meanwhile, World No.5 Elina Svitolina won her 15th WTA title by defeating Elena Rybakina 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 in the rain-hit final of the WTA Strasbourg Open. The Ukrainian will again go into the French Open as a favorite, but will this time be different? 

John Peers and Michael Venus became the second team to win multiple ATP Tour titles this year ...

beating Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic 6-3, 6-4 to clinch the Hamburg European Open trophy on Sunday.

Around the Net ...

That Lloyd Glasspool sure knows how to sniff out the hot players

Seems his REGULAR SQUEEZE was too busy qualifying for the French Open to hang out. Liam Broady takes on Jiri Vesely today.

Is Tsetse fly too distracted by his hot physio to win anymore?

J.J. Wolf is still straight

Yugo Boys: Filip takes on Nikola Milojevic this morning in Paris. Here's hoping he fares better than Borna, who lost to Norbert Gombos ...

who definitely appears to be the worse for the wear!

Michael Venus gets seductive ...

A Hungarian in Paris: Marton Fucsovic 

Dom Thiem and "buddy" Dennis Novak, who I finally got to see play (losing to Zverev in the first round in Paris). 

With those shorts and legs I can see why the U.S. Open champ loves him.

A week after defeating Stan Wawrinka, Lorenzo Musetti captures his first ATP Challenger title

Bummer that Noah Rubin lost (to Ivo Karlovic) in the Paris qualies, but how do you say sexpot in Yiddish?

Christian Harrison never gives it a rest ...

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