Monday, May 10, 2021

Weekend Tennis Diary


Huge wins for Alexander Zverev and Aryna Sabalenka in Madrid, plus all the ATP beef that's fit to post BELOW.

Matteo Berrettini came up short in the final -- but absolutely nowhere else.

Alexander Zverev earned his second title in Madrid on Sunday defeating Matteo Berrettini 6-7(8), 6-4, 6-3 to lift his fourth ATP Masters 1000 trophy. I badly wanted the Italian Stallion to come out on top, but it was hard to begrudge the win for Zverev, who overcame three consecutive Top 10 stars to claim the title, following earlier wins against five-time champion Rafael Nadal and two-time runner-up Dominic Thiem.

In doubles, Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos captured their third ATP Masters 1000 title on Sunday with a comeback win over second-seeded Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic, 1-6, 6-3, 10-8. 

Was rooting for the Croatian cuties, but always nice to see someone win on home turf -- and the Spanish-Argentinian duo aren't exactly hard on the eyes, either.

The women's event was a different story. Was overjoyed to see No.5 seed Aryna Sabalenka finally put it all together to defeat No.1 seed Ashleigh Barty 6-0, 3-6, 6-4 in the final. It reversed two previous losses this year and gave her her first WTA claycourt title. Would be fun to see if they end up meeting in Paris, a la Dinara Safina and Svetlana Kuznetsova, who played each other a few times in the runup to their 2009 Roland Garros final.

Elsewhere around the net ...

Watch Borna Coric get physical HERE.

Sam Groth is double-fisting it again

Carlos Alcaraz didn't put up much of a fight against his idol Rafael Nadal, but at least he's no longer jailbait ...

Future runway model Danilo Petrovic

Zverev is finally filling out, but does he have what it takes to go the distance in Paris?

Two thumbs up for future catalog model Matthew Ebden

Sexy Stefano Travaglia will take on Benoit Paire in the first round in Rome today

Filip Krajinovic looks like he could fit a lot in that pretty mouth of his

All 6 feet 5 inches of Franko Skugor

Karen Khachanov crapped out to Kei Nishikori in Madrid, will play Delbonis today in Rome

Marton Fucsovics is looking for a bedmate

Grigor Dimitrov doing what he does best

Get out the lube for John Millman's first-round match in Rome against Dusan Lajovic

I thought Benjamin Lock and his family had a death wish when they celebrated Granny's 100th birthday last year at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Happy 101st, Chief!

I wonder if Tommy Fabbiano would be a better tennis player if he looked higher for heroes than Maradona

For the first time in ages, there are no American men in the ATP Top 30. But Tommy Paul does look like this, so at least we have that

Working out with Liam Broady 

Father-to-be Damir Dzumhur gets a trim

I wonder if Egor Gerasimov can also do tricks in the boudoir 

Christian Harrison is ready for a picture frame on sale at Bed Bath & Beyond

Bad Influence: Lorenzo Musetti hangs out with Fabio Fognini

Mektic/Pavic: I sure hope these boys win in Paris

Jürgen Melzer has serious daddy potential

Maybe Novak Djokovic will have better luck on the soccer field

Dominic Thiem has become such a disappointment I almost wish Zverev had served out the U.S. Open

Andy Murray and his training bra training in Rome

And last but not least: Pietro Rondoni and Ben Patael are just two of the reason you need to follow ITF_Boys.

1 comment:

BosGuy said...

I have a mad crush on Matteo Berrettini.