Monday, April 18, 2022

Weekend Tennis Roundup

Stefanos Tsitsipas got his groove back in Monte Carlo, plus all the ATP mancandy that's fit to post BELOW.

Stefanos Tsitsipas successfully defended his Monte Carlo title on Sunday, dispatching Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-3, 7-6(3) to capture his second ATP Masters 1000 crown.

It was the right result at a time when men's tennis has never been more unstable. Good for Davidovich Fokina for making good on his win over Novak Djokovic by going all the way to the final. And good for the Greek god for manhandling Alex Zverev in the semis, after narrowly escaping defeat at 4-0 in the third against Diego Schwartzman in the quarters. I've slowly been losing faith in Stefanos -- who will probably not be re-teaming with Thomas Enqvist given his results with the Swede on the Sunshine swing versus his reunion with Daddy in Monaco. But as was the case with Simona Halep when she kept losing, it would probably just take his winning a big one for me to forgive and fall in love all over again.

In doubles, Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury cemented their new status as the world’s top-ranked doubles pairing on Sunday with a pulsating 6-4, 3-6, 10-7 victory over Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in the final

Elsewhere around the net ...

When looking up Sebastian Korda's cute Czech coach -- Theodor Devoty, right -- I came across this photo with an even cuter countryman, Jan Michalek 

Who didn't wear it better: Ryan Harrison 

or Christian Harrison?

Cesar Ramirez ropes in another one ... 

Comely Cristian Garin came up short versus Holger Rune in Belgrade

Karen Khachanov on Serbian soil

Evgeny Karlovskiy and Evgenii Tiurnev look like a winning combination to me

Today, former World No. 5 Tommy Robredo said goodbye to pro 🎾 at home in Barcelona.

Rafael Matos of Brazil and Spaniard David Vega Hernandez reached the doubles final at the Challenger in Madrid

Must know more about Lorenzo Musetti's "friend" Andrea Pellegro

Where do I sign up for one of these Tommy Haas boot camps?

Big Joe Salisbury celebrates his doubles win in Monte Carlo with coach/friend David O'Hare

Juan Betancourt still can't put it away

And I'm not complaining 

Grigor Dimitrov goes for a spin after his semifinal finish in Monte Carlo

This one's for Judy Murray

Cam Norrie in motion 

Garin and Thiem

Lloyd Glasspool doesn't let anything go 

Jonny O'Mara at the wedding 

Borna Coric, aka Miss Manners

Laslo Djere looks good at any hour

Ryan Harrison, future cater-waiter 

Monday Manspread: Federico Gaio

Practice with Michael Venus 

Monday Manspread with Holger Rune

Loving Marton Fucsovics's '90s jeans!

Maxime Cressy's game hasn't been given him much to smile about, but still he soldiers on 

Mate with JMDP

Is Jan-Lennard Struff the German Vasek Pospisil? 

I hope you caught Stefanos's attempt at pole vaulting!

How come my flights never look like this?

Tommy Paul making friends

And last but not least: Jannik Sinner's box is always filled with Italian treats

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