Monday, March 15, 2021

Weekend Tennis Diary

Nice title wins for Christian Garin, Nikoloz Basilashvili, Daniil Medvedev, Garbine Muguruza and Sara Sorribes Tormo -- plus what American men lack in ability on the court they more than make up for off. Read HERE.

The final of Santiago was a regular jizzfest, with Christian Garin outlasting dreamy Argentine Facundo Bagnis 6-4 6-7(3) 7-5 to capture his hometown crown.

The sexy Chilean went from spreading 'em on the court ...

to giving a thigh-high performance during the trophy presentation. (My friend Greg texted me over the weekend to say, "Fuck me, Facundo!")

Nikoloz Basilashvili defeated (menace to all my favorite players) Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 in the final of the Qatar Open for his fourth ATP title. 

The Georgian, who had saved a match point to defeat Roger Federer in the quarterfinals, was looking thick and juicy throughout the week in his short shorts and clingy tops.

Top-seeded Daniil Medvedev was pushed to the distance by doubles specialist Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the Open 13 final on Sunday, winning 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-4 for his 10th career title on the eve of his move up to second in the rankings. Medvedev will overtake Rafael Nadal on Monday and push the 20-time Grand Slam champion down to No. 3.

Garbine Muguruza claimed a first WTA title in almost two years by winning the Dubai Championships on Saturday. The 27-year-old Spaniard beat Czech doubles specialist Barbora Krejcikova 7-6 (8-6) 6-3 as she claimed her first title since victory in Monterrey in April 2019. Muguruza survived a set point against her from Krejcikova in the first set before going on to win. "It means a lot. It's never easy to win titles," said Muguruza, who should have beaten Sofia Kenin in the 2020 Australian Open final and was up match points against 2021 champion Naomi Osaka.

Meanwhile, Spain's Sara Sorribes Tormo beat Canada's Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets to win the Abierto Zapopan title in Mexico. Tormo cruised to a 6-2 7-5 victory as she claimed her first WTA title. Bouchard, who is reportedly working with Gil Reyes, Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf, was looking confident all week before unraveling in the final. She has not won a title since 2014 -- if you don't count her hunky NEW NFL BOYFRIEND.

In doubles, Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara captured their first ATP Tour title on Sunday with a 7-5, 7-6(4) victory against Sander Arends and David Pel in Marseille. Quite an accomplishment for the hunky Brit, who only recently won a Challenger doubles final after a half dozen near-misses.

Fourth seeds Simone Bolelli and Maximo Gonzalez edged past Federico Delbonis and Jaume Munar to clinch their first doubles title as a team at the Chile Dove Men+Care Open. The Italian-Argentine tandem broke serve four times to take the victory 7-6(4) 6-4 in one hour and 30 minutes.

Daddy Andreas Seppi of Italy returned to the winners’ circle by lifting the trophy of the Biella Challenger Indoor 3 hosted by the Palasport Biella. 

The No. 2 seed of the €44,820 ATP Challenger tournament beat Liam Broady from Great Britain 6-2, 6-1 in Sunday’s singles final.

Liam, of course, always has his (inevitable) porn career to fall back on ... 

On Saturday, Quentin Halys -- looking about as adorable as he ever has -- and Tristan Lamasine took the Biella doubles title. The French duo benefited from the retirement of top seeds Denys Molchanov and Sergiy Stakhovsky of the Ukraine, leading 6-1, 2-0 in the final. 

Around the net ...

Thomas Fabbiano got to the Middle East in time to watch Roger Federer's return to the game, then promptly lost in the Dubai quallies 

Marton Fucsovics and his good hair arrived safely in Doha ...

Just in time to play Vasek Pospisil and his good hair in the first round

Stefanos Tsitsipas made an ass out of himself during his loss to Pierre-Hugues Herbert in Marseille

Kevin Krawietz crapped out in the Qatar Open round of 16 playing with Reilly Opelka. This week he hopes things will go more smoothly by teaming up with Jan-Lennard Struff in Doha

Mischa Zverev continues to be the hot brother ...

Borna took a break from losing for a winning dinner date

Juan Martín Del Potro received the Platinum Konex Award this week for his tennis career. As he continues his recovery from an injury to the patella in his right knee, the 2009 U.S. Open champion revealed during the ceremony that he is eyeing a return at the Tokyo Olympics.

Del Potro with fellow Argentinian and one-Slam wonder Gabriella Sabatini 

Tommy Paul will be taking a break from his lush life to compete this week in Mexico

Jan-Michael's sharp suit

All dressed up with somewhere to go!

Hot Couple Alert: Sam Groth and David Bidmeade

Christian Harrison kissing someone's grits

Jacopo Berrettini and the Italian job

Neal Skupski and brother Ken will face Diego Schwartzman and Joao Sousa in the first round in Acapulco

Janko Tipsarevic and his real housewife of Belgrade

After a run to the quarters in Santiago that included a win over Benoit Paire, Holger Rune sought a little massage therapy. The 17-year-old will return to the Challengers this week with the stop there in Chile

Cameron Henricy Trigolos looks like a million bucks for No. 1,669 in the world

Denis Shapavalov showed off another one of his skills, which fortunately didn't involve rapping

All 6 feet 4 inches of Marcelo Demoliner were on display here ...

1 comment:

Rian G. said...

I always chuckle when I see you use the term "jizzfest"... because it's so appropo and I agree. Fucsovics and Pospisil are at it now, talk about a jizzfest!