Monday, April 12, 2021

Weekend Tennis Diary

Not the most exciting week in tennis history, as Pablo Carreno Busta, Lorenzo Sonego, Veronika Kudermetova and Maria Camila Osorio Serrano took home trophies. But there certainly was no shortage of hotness off the court. Full report HERE.

Pablo Carreno Busta won his first ATP Tour title at home on Sunday, defeating fellow Spaniard Jaume Munar 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 to claim the AnyTech365 Andalucia Open trophy in Marbella. The top seed clinched his 200th tour-level victory by defeating the 23-year-old in the championship match. Carreno Busta needed to summon all of his experience to triumph after two hours and 21 minutes. About the only thing exciting about this result was that it wasn't Roberto Bautista Agut, who plays Taylor Fritz in Monte Carlo on Tuesday. 

In Sardinia, Lorenzo Sonego became the first Italian in 15 years to capture an ATP Tour clay-court title on home soil after fighting back to beat Laslo Djere of Serbia and win the Sardegna Open on Sunday. Third-seeded Sonego had to dig deep in the second set before prevailing 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in a final lasting just over three hours.

With a draw in Charleston that included Ash Barty, Garbine Muguruza, Sofia Kenin and Petra Kvitova, I wish I could say I was stunned that Veronika Kudermetova won her first career WTA singles title by defeating unheralded Danka Kovinic, 6-4, 6-2, in the Volvo Car Open final. But that's the WTA for ya.

And teenage wildcard Maria Camila Osorio Serrano completed her Cinderella run in front of her home crowd in Bogota, Colombia, winning her first WTA title 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 over No.5 seed Tamara Zidansek. World No.180 Osorio Serrano becomes the lowest-ranked WTA titlist since World No.299 Margarita Gasparyan won Tashkent 2018.

Elsewhere around the net ...

Congrats to Sam Groth and his wife who welcomed twin boys into the world!

Hubert Hurkacz prepping in Monte Carlo with fellow Pole Kamil Majchrzak

Captain South America: Diego Schwartzman! Watch HERE.

Juan Martin del Potro continues his rehab in Miami ...

Hot Slovak Norbert Gombos was looking good in Marbella, before falling to the eventual champ in the quarters.

Not even a bad butterfly chest tattoo could put the kibosh on the hotness of Mario Vilella Martínez, who also fell to Carreno Busta

I'm a sucker for diminutive Hispanic!

What Thiago Seyboth Wild lacks in results he and his legs deliver on social media

Holger Rune continues to line up top hitting partners

Age of Consent: 17-year-old Carlos Alcaraz Garfia topped 39-year-old Feliciano Lopez in Marbella

Oh, Daddy!

Kevin Krawietz is teaming up with Horia Tecau this week in Monte Carlo

Move over, Freida: Here comes Reilly Opelka and his naturally curly hair

Robert Farah likes to get sucked all over

Robert's trainer's got back

Janko Tipsarevic and his bad-influencer wife

As a reward for making into the main draw in Monte Carlo, Tommy Fabbiano drew red-hot Hubert Hurkacz in the first round! 

BFFs: Karen and Andrey

Another hot Russian: Artem Dubrivnyy

Lips like sugar: Filip Krajinovic is ready for his close-up

Lloyd Glasspool: And there's a line around the block to get in between

How do I just happen to "find" Albano Olivetti?

Benoit Paire flaunts it

Thanasi Kokkinakis turned 25

David Vega Hernandez masks up

Although being fantastically wealthy has never been something I've dreamed much about -- I majored in journalism! -- I must confess that if I were, I would follow Sir Richard Branson's lead and pay all of the hottest male tennis players in the world to spend a weekend with me on my private island ...

With Taylor Gwiazdon and James McGee

Private plane, anyone?

Would ya, Denis Kukla?

Tennys Sandgren: Appalachia hot

Who wants to go for a ride?

I'm assuming Vasek Pospisl won the award for the prettiest player?

And last but not least, I'm not sure who Cedric Gervais is or what a "2021 Fennis champ champ" means. But I sure enjoyed looking at the pictures. (Should he cut his hair?)

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