Monday, October 11, 2021

Weekend Tennis Roundup


With Indian Wells under way and my being away these past two weeks, this roundup is a bit all over the map. But with a smoldering Tommy Paul (above) and J.J. Wolf (below) to kick things off, I don't think you'll mind a little disorganization. Full report BELOW.

Big boy Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic won his first title since February 2020 on Sunday with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Norbert Gombos from Slovakia in the final of the Challenger in Mouilleron-Le-Captif, France.

Czech mates: Thick vs. thick

Liam Broady announced that he was taking some time off to nurse an injury, doggy style 

And Christian Harrison confirmed that you can't teach an old dog a new trick.

Oscar Otte returns to play this week following his impressive run at the U.S. Open

Lucky dog

Dimitar Kuzmanov is the champion in Barcelona, claiming his first ATP Challenger 🏆.

I'm thinking Tobias Simon has 007 potential 

Matteo Berrettini has a leg up in Indian Wells

Navratilova/Shriver: The greatest women's doubles team of all time reunite in the TV booth!!!

Tracy Austin and her brood 

The president of Andy Murray's fan club helps a Brit out

Just Deserts: Karen Khachanov and Jannik Sinner 

Pretty boy alert

Double(s) your pleasure with Albano Olivetti 

Why can't I just forget about Dominic Thiem knowing he's no good for me?

This is what Quentin Halys and Jonathan Eysseric look like winning a doubles title

Vasek Pospisil looked this good playing just three games in Indian Wells before pulling out

Robert Farah lost in the first round again, but his ass will go on ...

Marton Fucsovics looked like a winner losing in the first round at Indian Wells / More HERE.

Marcelo Arevalo Gonzalez ought to be in pictures

Holger Rune's first time at Indian Wells didn't go as planned

Lose the chick ...

And I see a bump 'n' grind threeway in the making 

Practice time with Andy Murray and John Millman

Reilly Opelka strikes a pose

David Vega Hernandez is built like a brick house

In the shallow end with Benoit Paire 

Preparing for his next career as an Amazon fulfillment center employee?

Ken Skupski won a title last weekend in Sofia alongside Jonny O’Mara. The duo overcame third seeds Oliver Marach and Philipp Oswald 6-3, 6-4 to secure their victory over 77 minutes.

More than nine hours later and halfway across the world, Neal Skupski joined his older brother in the winners’ circle. Top seeds Skupski and Joe Salisbury defeated third seeds John Peers and Filip Polasek 7-6(2), 3-6, 10-5 to win the San Diego Open.

Jenson Brooksby in Indian Wells

Tommy Paul fell in love with San Diego. 

Now he just needs Taylor Fritz to be his sugar daddy

And Facundo Lugones on the side

Dave Pfister gets fresh

Corentin Moutet shows feet

Gianluca Mager and the boys

Grigor Dimitrov would make a fine kept man

Maria Sakkari celebrates reaching the Top 10. Now imagine how high she'd be if she'd stop losing to players she shouldn't.

Ryan and Christian Harrison 1.0

Hot4Daddy: Now we see where J.J. Wolf gets his looks 

J.J. lost a heartbreaker to Pospisil in the Indian Wells opening round 

Matt Ebden was born to go Hollywood

Hubert Hurkacz and Marcelo Melo looking good in San Diego

Cam Norrie with the winning Laver Cup team in Boston

Denis Shapovalov with Steve Nash

Wild at heart

Thomas Fabbiano and his much taller "friend"

Illya Marchenko: Show tongue

Former Spanish teacher & UFC fighter Charlie Brenneman was happy to meet James McGee

Saturday 'Stache material?

Vasek's besties

Big daddy Mischa Zverev

Stick a fork in Borna Coric 

Stefano Travaglia captured the Challenger in Sibiu, Romania

Dennis Novak reached the final of last week's Challenger in Orleans

Dominik Koepfer's golf ass

Johnny Millman's golf ass

Christian Harrison and Brayden Schnur with Mission Elite CEO Raheel Manji in Indian Wells.

Get a room, boys

Diego and his hot friends

I like Jan-Michael Gambill's cat's style

Reilly's manspread is more appealing than his latest interview, where we learn he's another media-bashing tool who wishes he were a basketball player

Hot team alert: Andreas Mies and Austin Krajicek

Diego hits the practice court with Carlos Alcaraz

New Tennis Channel Bag Checks with Lorenzo Sonego

And J.J. Wolf

And the previous week's winners:

Second-seeded Casper Ruud of Norway beat Cameron Norrie of Britain 6-0, 6-2 in the San Diego Open for his ATP Tour-leading fifth victory of the season. 

Ruud, ranked No. 10 in the world, had little trouble turning back Norrie, ranked No. 28, to go 5 for 5 in finals this year. (Shouldn't have cut your hair so short, Cam!)

#NextGenATP Italian Jannik Sinner’s love affair with the Sofia Open continued last Sunday as he overcame second seed Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-4 to defend his title in Bulgaria and boost his chances of qualifying for the Nitto ATP Finals.

No.2 seed Alison Van Uytvanck captured the Astana Open with a 1-6, 6-4, 6-3 defeat of No.1 seed Yulia Putintseva. 

And Garbine Muguruza rallied to beat Ons Jabeur 3-6, 6-3, 6-0 last Sunday in the Chicago Fall Tennis Classic for her second WTA Tour victory of the season and ninth overall.

(With wire services.)

1 comment:

j said...

JJ Wolfe looks like he is ready for his Sean Cody audition