Monday, May 03, 2021

Weekend Tennis Diary


Big wins for Nikoloz Basilashvili and Albert Ramos Vinolas, plus all the ATP lower-body action fit to post BELOW.

Matt Ebden in Valconne

Nikoloz Basilashvili captured his fifth ATP Tour title on Sunday, winning the BMW Open without dropping a set in five matches. The fifth-seeded Georgian -- who looked absolutely overjoyed by his accomplishment -- got off to a fast start and came through a 30-minute rain interruption en route to beating seventh seed Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany 6-4, 7-6(5) over 86 minutes in the Munich final.

In doubles, Kevin Krawietz teamed with Wesley Koolhof to beat No. 3 seeds Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen 4-6 6-4 10-5 in the Munich doubles final. Krawietz and Koolhof were playing together for the first time and made it all the way in their debut tournament.

And Albert Ramos-Vinolas moves up nine spaces to No. 37 by capturing his third ATP Tour title on Sunday, outlasting  Cameron Norrie in the Millennium Estoril Open final, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(3). 

Around the net ...

Karen Kachanov is big leggy

Oh, Dominic Thiem still plays tennis?

Everyone wants to be around Matt Ebden

J.J. Wolf in a skank tank

Practice makes perfect: Tommy Paul 

Marin Cilic: Is this what they mean when they way thicccc?

Juan-Martin del Potro plugs away

So this is what Borna Coric sees in Krstin_Pedja?

Kevin enjoying some time on home turf

Borna on the road to recovery?

Coffee time with Marton Fucsovics

Kyle Edmund makes some progress for Tokyo 2021

Robert Farah is masc

Hottie Cameron Henricy Trigolos cools down

Kiss me, Guido Andreozzi

John Millman charms the equipment crew

Stefano Travaglia does it better

Mikael Torpegaard works on his fallback plan

Hubert Hurkacz treats himself to new wheels

Jan-Michael Gambill and his huge ass spent some quality time with brother Torrey at JMG's place in Hawaii

Brazil's Marcelo Demoliner has Saturday 'Stache potential

Cameron Norrie came up short in the Portugal final, but was long in all the right ways ...

Kevin and Jan-Lennard Struff en route to Madrid

Diego Schwartzman got a haircut from his influencer girlfriend 

Alexandr Dolgopolov calls it a career

Cesar Ramirez: This is what Christian Harrison is missing

Denis Shapovalov is growing into a handsome man 

Thomas Fabbiano preps scenes for his inevitable OnlyFans account

In Challenger Land ...

Benjamin Bonzi continued his great run of form this season by clinching his second ATP Challenger title. The 24-year-old Frenchman lifted the trophy of the Ostragroup Open by Moneta in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Bonzi defeated Renzo Olivo from Argentina in Sunday’s singles final 6-4, 6-4.

Argentina's Juan Manuel Cerúndolo won the Challenger Roma 2 by beating Flavio Cobolli in the final in three sets by 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in one hour and 45 minutes.

And last but not least ... 

Luca Pouille and Sam Groth takes "daddy" status to the next level

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