Monday, September 27, 2021

Weekend Tennis Roundup

Another slow week in professional tennis, with most of the big names competing in that gimmicky Laver Cup in Boston. Full roundup BELOW.

Hubert Hurkacz’s strong season continued on Sunday at the Moselle Open as he defeated second seed Pablo Carreno Busta 7-6(2), 6-3 to win his third ATP Tour title of the year. 

The big Pole then came back to complete a double on Sunday as he lifted the doubles trophy with countryman Jan Zielinski, just hours after winning the singles title in Metz. The unseeded pair overcame Hugo Nys and Arthur Rinderknech 7-5, 6-3 in 70 minutes.

South Korean Soonwoo Kwon broke new ground on Sunday at the Astana Open as he overcame hunky James Duckworth 7-6(6), 6-3 to capture his first ATP Tour title.

And over on the WTA, Anett Kontaveit of Estonia defeated No.4 seed Maria Sakkari of Greece, 6-2, 7-5, to claim the crown in the Czech Republic. The WTA 500-level event is the biggest title of Kontaveit’s career and her third WTA singles title overall.

Elsewhere around the net ...

Sakkari's coach is still buzzing ... about her inability to win matches she should 

33 candles for Juan Martin del Potro

Neal Skupski flashes his most un-British smile 

Nikola Mektic has a new sponsor

Vasek Pospisil and Frank Dancevic end their partnership

But the dreamy Canadian remains all smiles 

With Filip

Wedding bells for Andreas Mies

Another look at Kevin Krawietz's wedding

You could chip a tooth on Lloyd Glasspool's tits

Maskuline David Vega Hernandez

Got legs, knows how to use 'em

Your weekly Tobe Simon fix

Ooh la la: Albano Olivetti and Alex Robein

Matt Ebden takes Manhattan (Beach), etc.

Those Harrison boys

At least Grigor still looks good

Shocker: Europe won the Laver Cup ... again

Briton Liam Broady captured his maiden Challenger crown by winning the inaugural Flowbank Challenger Biel/Bienne in Biel, Switzerland. The No. 5 seed defeated home favorite and seventh seed Marc-Andrea Huesler 7-5, 6-3 in Sunday’s singles final.

“I had an amazing week, which I will always remember, as I won my first Challenger title. This is a big moment for me. I made eight finals but never won. I hardly believed any more that I would be able to win such a tournament. The more beautiful it is now,” Broady said.

Daniil Medvedev tries to sex it up

Who is Thanasi Kokkinakis's beardy "friend"? 

Oliver's story 

From doubles partners to married men

Stefanos and Deliciano go Ivy League

The losing team

Jan-Michael Gambill

Benjamin Lock looking good at the ITF in South Africa

Reilly couldn't even beat a European clay courter indoors

Liam doesn't hold back!

The Farahest of them all

Robert's daddy

Borna Coric inches his way toward being the next Elke Sommer with an appearance on "Win, Lose or Draw" 

34 candles for Franko Skugor

Tommy Paul 1.0

Gaybaiting from Reilly Opelka? :-)

J.J. Wolf continues to have hot friends

Matteo Berrettini takes Boston

Diego Schwartman couldn't keep his hands off the big Italian ...

And who could blame him?

Thomas Enqvist and Bjorn Borg were also sniffing around

Alex with Brazilian birthday boy Marcelo Melo

Alex and Matteo arriving in style

The winning team

Prince Lloyd Glasspool

Sam Groth makes a funny

German engineering 

What he said! 

Kevin and Andreas

And last but not least, isn't that beauty-school dropout Benoit Paire? 

1 comment:

Lee4rdg said...

I love “the next Elle Sommer”!! You have such a great way of evoking childhood memories!