Monday, November 15, 2021

Weekend Tennis Roundup

Tommy Paul came out on top in Stockholm. Matteo Berrettini was on his back in Turin. Plus all the ATP beef that's fit to post BELOW.

Goodbye to the peek-a-boo blouse!

Well, I certainly didn't see this coming: Sexpot Tommy Paul won the first ATP Tour title of his career, beating Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 to capture the Stockholm Open on Saturday. The American player concluded the week of his life as a professional -- during which he beat Andy Murray and compatriots Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe as well as Bjorn Borg's son! 

We've long known Tommy has the game to win big. But seeing him put it all together seemed to surprise him as much as it did the tennis world!

Santiago Gonzalez and Andres Molteni captured their second ATP Tour team title on Saturday at the Stockholm Open. The South American pair overcame Pakistan’s Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer 6-2, 6-2 in 68 minutes.

I still think the NextGen Finals are a silly exhibition that should have normal sets and scoring. But I will say this guy hit the nail on the head, as Carlos Alcaraz and Sebastian Korda definitely seem to be the cream of the current crop, at least right now 

The 18-year-old's career has legs

Alison Riske rallied to beat Jaqueline Cristian of Romania, 2-6, 6-2, 7-5, in the final of the Linz Open on Friday for the American’s third career title. It was the 73rd-ranked Riske's first tournament win since recovering from foot injuries last year that kept her out of competition for nine months. Riske, who was ranked 18th two years ago, improved to 3-8 in career finals, following earlier triumphs in ‘s-Hertogenbosch in 2019 and Tianjin in 2014.

Novak Djokovic was crowned yearend No. 1 for a record seventh time, as the yearend championships continue in Turin, Italy

Sealed with a kiss

And Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic have a lot to smile about, having won nine titles and being crowed yearend No. 1 in doubles!

Manspread Monday

Did you see dreamy Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos save four match points to defeat Dodig/Polasek 4-6, 7-6, [10-6]. in the #NittoATPFinals?

Not sure what's funnier, this meme or that Novak follows Maria Kirilenko!

Around the net ...


If your guess was Armenia, you win!

Another week, another Kevin Krawietz endorsement

What a shock, I'm hot for another Spaniard: Pedro Martínez Portero

The ATP has issued a statement too. Asia, and especially China, is tennis's biggest growth market, so it's nice to see the governing bodies are willing to put their money where the mouths are.


Even straight men are hard for him

Return of the Serbian Cookie Monster

Kim Clijsters is back in action in World Team Tennis at Indian Wells, playing for New York Empire. She was no match for Amanda Anisimova, but it was nice to see her competing again

Matteo Berrettini hurt himself in his opening match against Alexander Zverev in Turin, forcing the Italian Stallion to pull out of the event

But he still looks like this

Taylor Fritz got worked over by the trainer -- and Tommy Paul -- in Stockholm

Not even dat ass could power Frances Tiafoe past Tommy Paul in Sweden

Carlos Alcaraz has a secret weapon in his box 

In Challenger Land ..

Oscar Otte of Germany defeated fellow U.S. Open standout Maxine Cressy 7-6(5), 6-4 to capture the Sparkasse Challenger in Ortisei, Italy. 

But if there is a "loser" among the finalists I cannot see one

In doubles, Antonio Sancic of Croatia and Austrian Tristan Samuel Weissborn took the title, beating Alexander Erler and Lucas Miedler from Austria 7-6(8), 4-6, 10-8

Frenchie Hugo Grenier won his maiden #ATPChallenger title by defeating Hiroki Moriya 6-2, 6-3 in Roanne, France!

I want to believe Borna Coric, but I've been hurt too many times before

Time for Juan Martin del Potro to pack up his career?

I wish Vasek Pospisil would invent a Cameo where you bid on sex with your favorite celebrities

Dominic Thiem still has the support of Adidas if no one else

I'll tell you: Find someone who looks at your the way Horia Tecău and Krawietz look at each other 

At least Kevin's ex isn't disgruntled 

Doubles trouble

"German" humor

Jan-Michael Gambill, like most of us, is a nice mama's boy

... and a cowboy!

Paula Badosa is thus far undefeated in the yearend WTA Championships, although she misspelled dreamy

Paula's trophy 

Good grief: Could someone please tell me who Cameron Henricy's friend is on the left?

Holger Rune looked sharp in the ATP NextGen finals

And even better on Santa's lap 

Move over, Caitlyn: Stefanos Stefanos Tsitsipas's transition is nearly complete

 The Lock brothers hold the key

Hot rehabber Marcelo Demoliner 

Tom Hill is my favorite part of Maria Sakkari's game

Robert Farah and his physio really need an OnlyFans channel

The No. 1 doubles player in the world

The Skupski brothers gear up for Davis Cup

Tobe Simon is poetry in motion

Laslo Djere is a masterpiece in progress

You probably heard that messy Murphy Jensen nearly died of a heart attack. What you probably didn't know is that the 1993 French Open doubles champ is a three-time major winner by People magazine's definition

My heart belongs to Daddy

Filip Krajinovic is a fellow Peanuts lover

This driver knows a hot fare when he sees one! 

(With wire services.)

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