Monday, August 15, 2022

Weekend Tennis Roundup

Simona Halep and Pablo Carreno Busta were the surprise winners at the Canadian Open, as much as anything can be a surprise these days. Full details, plus find out why Diego Schwartzman is smiling, in my report BELOW


Pablo Carreno Busta -- who seems to only win when I don't want him to -- did it again on Sunday, winning his first ATP Masters 1000 title with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory against Hubert Hurkacz in the final of the Canadian Open. It's the Spaniard's seventh tour-level title. Carreno Busta did God's work by beating f**king Dan Evans in the semis while Kurkacz did God's other work, knocking out Nick Kyrgios in the quarterfinals, so I guess I should just be happy neither of them won.

Third seeds Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski clinched a match tiebreak to capture the doubles crown in Montreal, defeating Dan Evans and John Peers 6-2, 4-6, 10-6,

The Dutch-British duo currently leads the ATP Live doubles teams rankings, on top of being adorable

And in win for normalcy, Simona Halep defeated Beatriz Haddad Maia, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3, to capture the WTA 1000 event in Toronto. The former No. 1 is projected to rise from No. 15 to No. 6 on the new WTA rankings.

Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula claimed the women’s doubles title on Sunday, beating Nicole Melichar-Martinez and Ellen Perez 6-4, 6-7(5), [10-5]. The win catapults Gauff to No. 1 in the world in women's doubles. 

At 18 years and 154 days old, Gauff is the second-youngest player in WTA history to reach the top of the doubles rankings after Switzerland's Martina Hingis, who was 17 years and 251 days old. "Being No. 1 is pretty cool," Gauff told reporters after claiming her second doubles title with Pegula and fifth overall. The American has reached two major doubles finals -- French Open 2022 and U.S. Open 2021 -- but is still looking for her first Grand Slam title. 

Elsewhere around the net ...

Tommy Paul had a great week in Montreal before coming up short against f**king Dan Evans

MAGA pinup Christian Harrison can't let a week go by without teasing us with his furry chest, etc.

Doggy style 

Ryan seems to be trying to play again 

... after a divorce and many injuries 

Robert Farah is finally ready to admit he just wants a a pump 'n' dump

Mate Pavic sets the mood 

Dutch treats: Tim van Rijthoven and Tallon Griekspoor

Andy Mies and Kevin Krawietz in match kits in Montreal 

Benjamin Lock in action 

He and his brother representing Zimbabwe 

Vasek Pospisil keeps at it

Now when can we see him go at it with Fernando? 

Liam Broady's Chicago pictures were tainted by Crazy Donnie, as were ours 

That's better 

Looks like Damian and I picked the wrong week to visit Chitown! 

Goran Ivanisevic celebrated another Umag tournament well done

A pretty view of David Vega Hernandez 

Practice makes Jonathan Eysseric perfect

I like Eysseric's camerawork on Harold Mayot

Jan-Michael Gambill's tits wore it better

Botic van de Zandschulp in Montreal 

Botic displays his influencer potential 

Maxine Cressy faces Botic in Cincy

Favorite retired Irish pro: James McGee 

O'Hare works with Big Joe Salisbury ... 

But now I want to know who this other guy is, with the private IG

British 20-year-old Jack Draper was large and in charge ...

... until he wasn't 

Andrea Pellegrino has ... 

hot friends

I'd be all teeth too if I were an an exercise bike next to Marcos "The Body" Giron 

Guido Andreozzi and Juan-Samuel Arauzo Martinez work up a sweat

Alex Jones and Sean Hookin are already in Flushing Meadows 

And he's already on my To Stalk list

Manspread Monday with Chile's Cristian Garin 

And what do you make of his friend? 

Hot couple alert: A vulnerable Dominic Thiem and João Sousa

Maybe Borna Coric is (was?) straight 

Zlatan Dzumhur is so pretty 

Filip Krajinovic is still highly f**kable

Retirement agrees with Tommy Robredo 

New crush: Hady Habib

The Lebanese looker in action 

Who is Juan Betancourt's new "friend" ...

And does Paula know about him? 

My other current crush: Ben Patael 

Andrea Vavassori in Cinque Terre

Nice that Rafael Nadal was able to get photos with whom I guess are his two favorite players

Pedro Martinez got a great haircut 

Tom Couch, right, gives JMG a run for his money in the tits department 

I would love to tell Lloyd Glasspool that he's too big 

Laslo Djere and Nemanja Ćorić sure make a handsome couple 

Stefanos can't win a match, but he's looking very good again 

And the little brother isn't too bad, either 

Alex Rybakov gives Farah a run for his money in the Erotic Workout Department

The Doublemint people really missed the boat not hiring these two

Can you imagine if I'd run in to Horacio Zeballos in Times Square?!

FYI: I approve of Hubert Hurkacz choice of doubles partners: Jan Zieliński

In Challenger Land: 

Welcome to the Top 100, sexy Argentine Camilo Ugo Carabelli! 

He beats Thiago Agustín Tirante 6-2 7-6(4) to win in Lima, his third Challenger title overall 

My hubby Bernabé Zapata beat Dennis Novak 6-1, 6-2 to win the fourth Challenger title of his career!

And I'm not exactly sure why, but Los Cabos doubles winners Miomir Kecmanovic and William Blumberg went to Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, and had the whole thing FILMED!

Thanasi Kokkinakis's hot body has arrived in Cincy 

Mini manspread with Fede Coria

Here's wishing Thomas Fabbiano a speedy recovery from elbow surgery

And last but not least: Cameron Henricy won something this weekend in NYC, but I'm more interested in the untagged guy on the right! 

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