Monday, October 25, 2021

Weekend Tennis Roundup


Impressive wins for Jannik Sinner, Aslan Karatsev, Anett Kontaveit and Ann Li on Sunday, plus all the ATP beef that's fit to post -- including KIT212 regulars Christian Harrison and Borna Coric -- BELOW.

Jannik Sinner defeated second seed Diego Schwartzman 6-2, 6-2 on Sunday to win the European Open, marking his fifth ATP Tour title. The 20-year-old is the youngest player to claim five tour-level trophies since 19-year-old Novak Djokovic triumphed in Estoril in 2007.

How do you say coquettish in Italian?

Aslan Karatsev captured his second tour-level title on Sunday, overcoming two-time Moscow champion Marin Cilic 6-2, 6-4  to win the Kremlin Cup. 

No.9 seed Anett Kontaveit pulled off a remarkable comeback to win the Kremlin Cup title, storming back from 4-6, 0-4 down to deny Ekaterina Alexandrova 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 in 2 hours and 22 minutes. I kind of felt sorry for the pasty Russian, but had to marvel at the Baltic babe's ability to seemingly hit winners on demand when needed. Kontaveit now has a shot at the year-end championships if she manages to win the event this week in Transylvania, Romania. 

And some good news for American tennis: In a championship battle between two of 2021’s breakthrough performers, Ann Li of the United States won her first career WTA singles title, defeating Camila Osorio of Colombia 6-1, 6-4 for the inaugural Tenerife Ladies Open crown. 

Around the net ...

Holger Rune flaunts his Manspread Monday potential

Poor Damir Dzumhur. One errant load in some wannabe influencer and his life is over.

Oh, Daddy

People are taking this to mean Borna Coric is back

But I still think he's a lady who lunches, gets her hair set and hangs out with her gal pals 

The best part of watching Elina Svitolina play is now gone

Russia's not all bad

J.J. Wolf is having a MuscleFest

Is Andreas Mies recruiting new "talent"?

I'm still gaga for JoJo

Janko Tipsarevic brings the T ...

and the A

Kudos to this chick for landing a saltwater crocodile like Albano Olivetti

World's cutest uncle(?)

Talk about a birthday present!

Tommy Haas knows how to pick 'em

From Russia, with Tommy

This is why I liked Reilly ... until I heard him speak

Dinner with Johnny Millman

Please tell me Liam Broady's facial hair is back!

Tobias Simon: Woof

All these hot players in a gorgeous setting and I still find these "let's reinvent tennis" exhibitions to be tiresome. Am I alone on this?

Jenson Brooksby, whose game reminds me of Andrea Jaeger's, has somehow managed to muscle his way into the Top 60

Hotte for Oscar Otte

Not sure which is more distressing, that a world-class athlete eats at McDonald's, or that he uses an apostrophe to pluralize Big Macs

Is Taylor Fritz NONBINARY?

Thigh-anasi Kokkinakis

Matteo Berrettini gets treated like the male model he is

Am I imagining it, or did Matt Ebden used to be a lot brawnier?

Big Joe finds the cutest coffee joint ever

Go, Austria!

Hottest player photo ever 

Was tickled to get an email from a friend of my late brother's who knew (in his absence) that I would be the right person to discuss how weird it is to see these two commentating together! 

I'm Schnur of one thing: This kid is definitely going to grow up to have a type

Is Dominic Thiem doing home repairs now? 

New earring?  

Congrats to Nikola Mektic, whose hot streak with Mate Pavic cooled just as the cute Croatian hit No. 1 on the doubles rankings!

It took seeing Federico Delbonis standing next to David Vega Hernandez ...

for me to fully appreciate how big the Argentine with the hitchy serve really is!

Hot couple alert: Jacopo Berrettini and Marco Gulisano

With brother Matteo

I'll take any lesson from Corentin Moutet that isn't related to music

Moritz Steiner reminds me of Goldilocks 

Where's Mr. Just Right? 

Wonder why Horia Tecau is such a fan of Marius Copil!

Sam Groth has a big appetite 

Juan Martin del Potro forges on

Paula Badosa's best feature

I wonder if Aidan McHugh wants to practice his French skills with me

Christian Harrison's hot body doesn't just happen, but his pretty hair does!

Does Jan-Michael Gambill like to be put in his place?

He misspelled novio

Cam Norrie is Mask4Masc

His mustache has Pico-ed my interest, as has his bathing suit

Happy birthday to Courtney Lock, the second-hottest blond tennis player from Zimbabwe who is 6-6!


Martinp18 said...

To be fair, he seems to be referring to himself as "Big Mac"

In such case, the use of the apostrophe seems proper.

Kenneth M. Walsh said...

Ah, good point. Still doesn't excuse eating there!