Monday, February 01, 2021

Weekend Tennis Diary

After two weeks of quarantine for a large number of players, professional tennis is suddenly off the races in the run-up to the Australian Open, which begins Feb. 8. This week there are two WTA events in Melbourne -- the Yarra Valley Classic and Gippsland Trophy -- featuring all of the top players. And there are two ATP tournaments -- the Great Ocean Road Open and the Murray River Open -- featuring all of the players who aren't entangled in this idiotic ATP Cup, which begins tomorrow. (Have I mentioned how dumb I think the ATP Cup is?) Keep reading HERE.

I'm not a fan of exhibitions. But it seems the players were over the moon to finally being playing before a large crowd again ... 

Novak Djokovic/Filip Krajinovic beat Jannik Sinner 6-3, 6-3 to start the day in Adelaide.

Serena Williams beat Naomi Osaka 6-2, 2-6, 10-7 in a match tiebreak

Rafael Nadal beat Dominic Thiem, 7-5, 6-4

And Simona Halep defeated pro golfer Ash Barty, 3-6, 6-1, 10-8

ATP Cup: Who wore it best?

Team Spain

Team Croatia

Team Greece

Team Germany

John Millman on media day

Team Australia 

As hot as Benjamin Lock and his brother are, I can't stop thinking about their pal Jason Du Plessis, about whom I know nothing

Tommy Paul rallied from 4-6, 5-6 to beat Cam Norrie 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-3 and reach the second round of the Murray River Open

Daniil Medvedev looks to stretch his talent

It turns out Stan the man is recovering from Covid-19

Argentines do it better ... once they wake up

Sebastian Korda posed with Czech coach Theodor Devoty after capturing his second ATP Challenger event, with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Slovakia's Filip Horansky at the Open Quimper Bretagne Occidentale.

In doubles, Frenchmen Albano Olivetti and Gregoire Barrere edged American Jamie Cerretani and Swiss Marc-Andrea Huesler 5-7, 7-6 (7), 10-8 to win the title. 

Andreas Mies and the boys hit the arcade ...

How to you say "hot asses" in German?

Marcos Giron show 'em how the Around the World Challenge is done

Watch out, world: Marton Fuckalot is on the loose!

Matt Ebden and his pretty hair

Hot Brit Alert: Kyle Edmund

Lloyd Glasspool

Jonny O'Mara

Borna Coric 

Vasek Pospisil slumming it with Tennys Sandgren

Novak Djokovic and friends attempted to re-enact a scene from "Top Gun"

Big Sam Groth is in high demand!

If J.J. Wolf is looking for the beef, he needn't look any farther than these pics of his friends:

Follow Brock Davin HERE.

Who has the hotter coach, Elina Svitolina or Iga Swiatek?

Christian Harrison took a break from golfing with hot men to accuse another hot man of wetting the bed

The mysteries of Pablo Cuevas

Dreamy David Vega Hernandez and Luis David lost a heartbreaking match tiebreak to Denys Molchanov and Aleksandr Nedovyesov at the Challenger in Antalya

Karen Khachanov and Denis Shapovalov escape quarantine 

I know we already drove one of Dominic Thiem's "friends" off social media ...

But he and Dennis Novak -- and the way they hang out with Dom's tagalong kid brother -- are still my best hopes for an ATP power couple! 

The former Yugoslavia reunited Down Under ...

Push-up contest

Benoit Paire is all dressed up and looking to get Covid-20

Matteo Berrettini and Felix Auger Aliassime are all teeth

Diego Schwartzman is feeling fruity

No matter how many times Robert Farah marries a woman, his every move is utterly homoerotic 

And last, but certainly not least, you kind of need to see Nino Serdarusic of Croatia IN MOTION to believe it

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