Monday, September 20, 2021

Weekend Tennis Roundup


Just two lower-level WTA events this week, so I've doubled-down on the mancandy for my roundup. Full report BELOW.

 

Clara Tauson claimed her second WTA 250, upsetting No.3 seed and defending champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. to lift the trophy at the Luxembourg Open. The 18-year-old has won three tournaments this year -- previously beating Viktorija Golubic to capture the Lyon Open in March, and beating Emma Raducanu at the Chicago WTA 125 event, just days before the British teenager became the first qualifier ever to win a Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open. People are predicting a big future for this great Dane.


And another unseeded player, Jasmine Paolini of Italy, defeated No. 3 seed Alison Riske of the United States in a straight-sets win to claim her first WTA Tour title at Zavarovalnica Sava Portoroz in Slovenia on Sunday. recovering from a double break down in the first set to win 7-6(4), 6-2.

Around the net ...


First he dumped Andreas Mies. Now doubles specialist Kevin Krawietz has a new partner 



Lloyd Glasspool knows of which he speaks




Your weekly Tobias Simon fix


Dennis Novak gets his ...


Dominik Koepfer and Sebastian Rey take Manhattan 


How do you say hubba hubba in Spanish? David Vega Hernandez and Pablo Andujar


Vasek Pospisil's end-of-the-U.S. Open photo dump 




What a view


Boys' night out


Give this woman a medal 


The Romanian torch is passed


Marcos Giron's ranking suits him 


Tommy Haas is Fila's secret weapon 


Clemson alumni Luke Johnson is my new shiny object




Big Joe Salisbury in action 


And who is Ben's "dinner" buddy up front?


Laslo Djere masked and ready


Are you ready for a double-handled racket?


Big Mischa Zverev


Reilly Opelka brings his killer hair to Laver Cup




Slovenia's best export: Aljaz Bedene


Benjamin Lock holds the key



Manspreading with Santiago Franchini 


Guido Andreozzi's blond ambition


Dave Pfister flaunts his horrible taste in music


James Duckworth takes the 34th Istanbul Challenger, dropping one set all week


Radu Albot and Alexandr Cozbinov took the doubles 


Benjamin Bonzi claims record-tying sixth Challenger title of 2021, claiming the trophy on home soil in Rennes


Bart Stevens and Tim van Rijthoven claimed the doubles




Working out with Jenson Brooksby 


Sexy Facundo Mena cleaned up in Quito


Jet-setting with Tom Hill 



Mr. Hill got a tour of his hotel room that I won't soon forget. (Did you see the story?)


Zdenek Kolar is the champion in Szczecin, claiming his third ATP Challenger title of 2021


Play date for Stefano Travaglia


Tommy Paul gives the boys what they want


Daniel Altmaier flaunts his sexuality 



Adorable Albano Olivetti and the people who adore him 


Ivar Aramburu means business


Fede Coria brought the beef to Argentina win past Belarus in advance in Davis Cup action


And Cristian Garin's luck ran out, as Slovakia crushed Chile in Davis Cup qualies 


Robert Farah's latest tomfoolery ...












4 comments:

j said...

Tennis mancandy is always tasty

Gerg14 said...

Who's the guy with Pablo Andujar in the first photo? That's what I really want to know, lol.

Kenneth M. Walsh said...

He's my latest obsession, David Vega Hernandez.

Gerg14 said...

And rightly so!