Monday, October 03, 2022

Weekend Tennis Roundup

Titles for Huesler, Nishioka, Djokovic, Krejcikova and Sherif. Plus all the ATP beef that's fit to post BELOW.

Switzerland's Marc-Andrea Huesler broke new ground at the Sofia Open on Sunday when he overcame #NextGenATP Dane Holger Rune 6-4, 7-6(8) to capture his maiden tour-level title.

Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan produced a stunning counter-punching display against Denis Shapovalov at the Korea Open on Sunday to claim his second ATP Tour title in style, defeating the Canadian 6-4, 7-6(5)

Denis, however, still has pretty hair

Novak Djokovic defeated second seed Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to clinch the Tel Aviv Watergen Open trophy. With the victory the Serbian became the first man to win a title on hard, clay (Rome) and grass courts (Wimbledon) this season, despite barely playing all year

The doubles title was won by veteran duo Rohan Bopanna of India and Dutchman Matwe Middelkoop who beat third-seeded Santiago Gonzalez and of Mexico and Andres Molteni of Argentina 6-2, 6-4

After a singles title drought of over a year, Barbora Krejcikova is a champion once again on the Hologic WTA Tour. The No.7 seed from the Czech Republic dispatched No.1 seed and homeland hope Anett Kontaveit 6-2, 6-3 at the inaugural Tallinn Open on Sunday, winning her fourth career singles title 

Mayar Sherif defeated top seed Maria Sakkari 7-5, 6-3 at the Parma Ladies Open to become the first woman from Egypt to win a Hologic WTA Tour title. Watch your back, Ons! 

Rafael Matos and my hubby David Vega Hernandez captured their fourth tour-level title of the season as a team Sunday when they defeated Fabian Fallert and Oscar Otte 3-6, 7-5, 10-8 at the Sofia Open.

Ukrainian-born Israeli judoka Peter Paltchik stopped by to visit Nole

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I like Cristian Garin's new daddy

French journeyman Constant Lestienne reached the semis in Tel Aviv before his flesh act came up short against Cilic 

Marco Cecchinato of Italy captured his first title since 2019 by lifting the trophy of the Lisboa Belem Open. The No. 5 seed of the ATP Challenger Tour clay-court tournament defeated first-time finalist and qualifier Luca van Assche of France 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday.

Juan Manuel CerĂșndolo took a big step toward a full scale return to top form, battling past fellow Argentine Camilo Ugo Carabelli, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 to capture the crown in Buenos Aires, his 4th career ATP Challenger title.

Guido Andreozzi and Guillo Duran took home the doubles crown in Buenos Aires

Gregoire Barrere won his fourth Challenger title, defeating Quentin Halys 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in Orleans. 

Newlywed Quentin still looks like this, however 

Ryan sizes his little brother up ...

And Christian Harrison proves him right, thank God  

Christian with yet another "friend"

And Ryan with yet another "friend" 

Botic van de Zandschulp

James McGee got all dolled up ...

for Shaq?

Pre-Halloween with Jan-Michael Gambill and his main squeeze 

Fisting with Filip Krajinovic 

Your weekly fix of Andreas Mies 

and Kevin Krawietz 

Liam Broady got injured in Tel Aviv 

... so became a Dead Sea troll

Reilly Opelka for Bang Bang

And rooting for the home team

25-year-old Croatian dreamboat Nino Serdarusic tied the knot over the weekend 

And I for one am devastated

And 24-year-old Croatian dreamboat Borna Gojo attended the wedding of one of his former Wake Forest teammates

Demon Deacons in da house?

Fab Fabien

Hot for Matteo Viola

Casper Ruud and Alexander B

I want to know more about the Pfister bros' friend

Dominic Thiem returns to the basics 

Andrea Vavassori's cute smile

And titillating workout pose

Vasek Pospisil can't stay mad at Nole

Hot Couple Alert: Lorenzo Claverie and Bruno Oliveira

Borna Coric is supposedly playing Thanasi Kokkinakis in Tokyo today 

Assuming he didn't get too worked over by Marcelo Melo in practice 

Big Benjamin Lock

Vote for Pedro

Marius Copil's body is back in business

I like where this is going with Hubert Hurkacz 

J.J. Wolf's actual daddy

The Skupski brothers and Kyle Edmund clean up nicely 

And last but certainly not least ... please forgive me for not being able to winnow down these photos of Albano Olivetti working out ...

Who else needs a cigarette? 

(With wire services) 

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