Monday, October 18, 2021

Weekend Tennis Roundup


We had two unlikely championship matches at Indian Wells on Sunday. But between the men's finalists -- winner Cam Norrie and runner-up Nikoloz Basilashvili -- and women's winner Paula Badosa's boyfriend, it was a win-win-win. Full report BELOW.

Sex bomb Cameron Norrie became the first (sort-of) Briton to win the Indian Wells title when he fought back from a set and a break down to beat Nikoloz Basilashvili. 

Norrie, 26, won 3-6 6-4 6-1 against the Georgian to seal the biggest title of his career

Basilashvili's shorts should have received of trophy of their own

Georgian on my mind

And on the women's side, No.21 seed Paula Badosa overcame No.27 Victoria Azarenka 7-6(5), 2-6, 7-6(2) to win the final WTA 1000 event of the season.

Azarenka served for the match at 5-4 and was up 30-love when she missed a routine forehand, which proved costly.

Badosa really didn't need the trophy because win or lose, the 23-year-old Spaniard already had a prize waiting for her in boyfriend Juan Betancourt. (More on him tomorrow!)

John Peers and Filip Polasek survived a rollercoaster second set to edge Aslan Karatsev and Andrey Rublev 6-3 7-6(5) to win the men's doubles title Saturday night.

Around the net ...

Tobias Simon is still the hottest man on tour

Working out with Austria's Marko Andrejic

Matteo Berrettini pecs arrive well before he does

Constant Lestienne picked up a trophy -- and Juan Carlos Ferrero -- in Alicante, Spain

And in doubles, Denys Molchanov and dreamy David Vega Hernandez came out on top.

Oh, David: You wouldn't tease a girl, would you?

The Spaniard and Mario Vilella make a cute couple, no?

Benjamin Lock and Sanjar Fayziev looked like winners at the ITF event in Russia

Borna Coric's seesaw comeback continues

Juan Martin del Potro would rather be sipping mate

Pretty boy Federico Coria's pecs

I like Stan Wawrinka's mug!

Tommy Paul in Moscow for this week's Kremlin Cup

Vasek Pospisil in Santa Monica

Neal Skupski in Palm Springs

Tommy Haas directs another Indian Wells event

The gays can't quit Dominic Thiem

Stefanos Tsitsipas was upset by Basilashvili, but still has his modeling career to fall back on

Being remarried to a woman a fraction of his age seems to be catching up to Feliciano Lopez!

German engineering: Jan-Lennard Struff and Andreas Mies fly the friendly skies

Liam Broady's flex appeal

Two Franko Skugors are better than one

Marius Copil turns 31

Grigor Dimitrov looked fit during his run to the Indian Wells semis

Guido Pella and Antonio Mazzello sure make a handsome pair

An on-the-comeback-trail Ryan Harrison captured the ITF USA title

Home workout with Matt Ebden

Seba Baez picked up the trophy in Santiago, his fourth Challenger title of the year

Karen Khachanov heads to Moscow after a disappointing performance at Indian Wells

Christian Harrison flirts with former partner Michael Venus 

If only Cam's game were a fraction as beautiful as he is

And last but not least, Robert Farah still can't control himself ... 

(With wire services) 


AB said...

I Juant it that way! Love the pic of him in his tank.

Claude Remains said...

Juan Betancourt is a Spanish model!