Monday, May 09, 2022

Weekend Tennis Roundup (Carlito's Way)


After knocking out Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev to win the Madrid Open, it's hard not to imagine that even bigger things are ahead for 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz. My full report BELOW.

Spanish phenom Carlos Alcaraz capped a brilliant week by crushing Alexander Zverev on Sunday to win the Madrid Open, 6-3, 6-1. The victory, which followed back-to-back upsets over Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals and top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the semifinals -- pushes him to No. 6 in the world, and has everyone wondering if this may be the year he wins his first Grand Slam title.

Dreamy Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski captured their first ATP Masters 1000 title together Sunday at the Madrid Open, edging fifth seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 6-7(4), 6-4, 10-5.

Ons Jabeur -- perhaps the most likeable person in the history of the game -- achieved another milestone Saturday, when the No.8 seed from Tunisia outlasted No.12 seed Jessica Pegula 7-5, 0-6, 6-2 to win the Madrid Open for her first WTA 1000 title. I'd love to see her win a major, so here's hoping this gives her the confidence boost she's been lacking hitherto. 

Three hunks and a hot body

Elsewhere around the net ...

Tom Hill: coach/bodyguard of Maria Sakkari

Be still my purring heart, Pedro Martinez

Hot Couple Alert: Lloyd Harrison and Christian Harrison 

The Brit takes a break from cruising fellow hot tennis players

Not that I could blame him 

Full stretch: Marcelo Arevalo Gonzalez

And some Manspread Monday action 

Is this the anniversary of Benoit Paire's tragic "straight" beard? 

I see Tommy Haas and I are both Limhal fans(!)

Ryan Harrison isn't all bad


Give Vasek Pospisil's mother a medal

For obvious reasons 

Filip Krajinovic gave Frances Tiafoe a taste of his own medicine yesterday in Rome

Filip's other secret weapon 

Liam Broady flaunts the goods


Another look at our Madrid winners

Not an Isner fan, but definitely like the looks of this! 

Marko Andrejic delivers some Austrian manspread

J.J. Wolf is a real chip off the old block 

Don't let anyone tell you Madrid is Jabeur's biggest trophy to date!

Beautiful shot! 

Quentin Halys is sending a message

Carlos's box has Saturday 'Stache potential (forgive my idiotic pause button)

Titillating twosome: Denis Shapovalov and Frances Tiafoe


Had no idea Andreas Mies played college tennis at Auburn, even earning a degree in international business

In Challenger Land ...

Jurij Rodionov triumphed on home soil in Mauthausen, claiming his second #ATPChallenger title of 2022.

Czech mates Andrew Paulson and Adam Pavlasek reached the Challenger final in Prauge

Verified A long-awaited return to titletown for João Domingues, as the Portuguese claims his third #ATPChallenger title and first since 2019, prevailing in Salvador de Bahia

Matteo Berrettini is using his downtime productively 

Borna Coric and Dominic Thiem are still winless in 2022

This Botic van de Zandschulp roundup is for Damian 

Juan Betancourt and former tennis champion Novak Djokovic

Photo op with Alejandro Moro Cañas

Petros Tsitsipas proves that Stefanos would be even more painfully handsome with a decent haircut

I still don't understand Cam Norrie's ugly strokes

. But I definitely get the rest 

Lorenzo Musetti looking fetching in green

First Stan Wawrinka and now Miomir Kecmanovic. Clearly I have a type: Bad skin, hot bod

Christian Harrison has yet another new "friend"

Oh, Denis, ooh-be-do

Still hot for Franko Skugor

Sexy handshake alert

Jack Draper's 6-4 legs

Manspreading with Liam

Jaime Pulgar has daddy potential 

Tommy Paul 

Christian works up a sweat

Jan-Michael Gambill back in the Tennis Channel studios, looking large and in charge

J.J. Wolf finds his calling 

Chapter 2 for Novak? 

1 comment:

AB said...

I want to be Christian's friend too