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 ...


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!