Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Weekend Tennis Roundup


Despite my constant bitching about the sport, I must say I have been enjoying the past week's action across the pond -- and not just because everyone on the premises looks like these boys in the royal box. Keep reading BELOW

Move over, strawberries and cream: Pablo Cuevas and Jiri Vesely 

With the exception of Viktorija Golubic -- who broke my heart by beating Madison Keys, whose days as a contender seem to be numbered -- I'd be fine with any of these women winning. Barty would probably be best for the stability of the game. Sabalenka or Pliskova would make sense as they're the two best left to have never won a major. And Ons Jabeur would probably be the most exciting. Damian has been joking that Muchova will probably win it all and it's certainly looking like a possibility, although Angie is hitting the ball again like when she humiliated Serena a couple times.

UPDATE: Now this is a final four. Three current/former No. 1s and the No. 2 seed. Was that so difficult?!!!

Very excited for Berrettini, Auger-Aliassime, Fucsovics and Shapovalov for getting through to the final eight. And while it sucks for Medvedev that his match is dragging into Tuesday, I'm not sure any of it makes much difference with Djokovic looming large.

Karen Khachanov is (finally) having a moment

After missing the French Open because of positive Covid tests, Nikola Mektic (and partner Mate Pavic) are now into the quarters at Wimbledon, where they ran into another No. 1 player from the former Yugoslavia

Matteo Berrettini and Ajla Tomljanovica are tennis's new power couple

Tommy Paul withdrew from Wimbledon yet is back on the court while the championships are still going on

He's a Little Spoon, btw

Jacked and the bean stalk

I sure hope fitness coach Andy Fitzell is grooming J.J. Wolf

Always good to see Sam Stosur, especially with fellow Aussie stud Matt Ebden

Albano Olivetti towering over his team

In lieu of Manspread Monday

Robert Farah can never put it away

Quentin Halys looked adorable reaching the final of the Porto Open Challenger event ... 

before falling to Altug Celikbilek of Turkey

Thiago Seyboth Wild looked very good losing to the eventual champion in Porto

Guido Andreozzi and Guillermo Durán picked up the Porto doubles trophy 

But it's clear who got the real prize

Benjamin Lock in Kazakhstan

First-round loser Reilly Opelka vs. Florida humidity

Pablo Cuevas's daughters are destined for Daddy issues

Dominic Thiem's retirement takes him to the races

Neal Skupski is out of the men's doubles but still in mixed with Desirae Krawczyk

Mate Pavic got a birthday greeting from his hunky Austrian former partner, Oliver Marach

And speaking of Marach

Get out your lube: Holger Rune takes on Tommy Fabbiano this morning in Perugia

After a quick exit, Liam Broady is marching toward the hardcourt season

Jordan Thompson is ready to take her for a ride on that thing

I hope Janko Tipsarevic diddles boys on the side

If I had any photo-editing abilities whatsoever I wouldn't post seven photos of Robert Farah getting his knee wrapped, but I can't bring myself not to share them all

Laslo Djere seems to have put Wimbledon behind him

Juan Monaco's got it, flaunts it

Maybe Taylor Fritz traded in his baby mama for this one because there's no way a transwoman can get pregnant

Speaking of which: How does someone as (physically) beautiful as Christian Harrison wind up with this?

Filip Krajinovic lost in the first round of singles and doubles, but he still has those lips

Here's wishing Franko Skugor a speedy recovery from shoulder surgery

Fernando Verdasco breaks Luca Pouille in

Ultimate daddy Mischa Zverev

See photo-editing comment above

Karen's fitnesss got him into the quarters, while Andrey Rublev was outmuscled by Márton Fucsovics

Oscar Otte's biggest fans

Cute to see Jan-Michael Gambill and his mother together, although it was tagged in Huntington Beach, which has suddenly become synonmous with white supremacists 

If I were Danilo Petrovic, I would avoid this person in a dark alley

Damir Džumhur from all angles. He's into the round of 16 in Salzburg

Maryland sons Denis Kudla and Frances Tiafoe had great Wimbledons

Cameron Norrie's pretty hair got him to the third round

Novak turned to his physio, Ulises Badio, for a trim

Now Borna Coric is a gin model

Lloyd Glasspool, who looks like this and just broke into the top 100 in doubles, had to withdraw from men's and mixed at Wimbledon because "shit happens"

Now Eucerin spokesmodel Andreas Mies is a podcaster 

No Pants Police on Duty? Jiri Vesely seems to be following James Duckworth's rebellious streak with the blue undies 

Novak spent some time with former player Miki Jankovic, who now coaches Mate Pavic

Miomir Kecmanovic and coach David Nalbandian soldier on

Mushroom purveyor Vasek Pospisil hawking eyewear

Not even this huge racket could get Kyle Edmund into the main draw at this year's Wimbledon

Cheering section:

Various hot men -- coaches, physios, family, friends, lovers -- spotted in players' boxes and around

Can you really lose with this in your box(es)?

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