Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Weekend Tennis Roundup

Titles for Medvedev, Fritz, Alcaraz and Swiatek, plus all the ATP beef that's fit to post BELOW.

Daniil Medvedev cemented his return to the Top 10 in the ATP Rankings by continuing his domination of Jannik Sinner on Sunday at the ABN AMRO Open, where the sixth seed completed a 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 victory in the championship match. He's not 6 and 0 in the duo's head-to-head.

Carlos Alcaraz went more than three months without a competitive match as he recovered from abdominal and hamstring injuries. This week at the Argentina Open, it looked like the Spaniard had never left. In his tournament debut, the World No. 2 overwhelmed second seed Cameron Norrie 6-3, 7-5 on Sunday to claim his seventh ATP Tour title and his first since last year's U.S. Open. 

After a hiccup in the second set, Taylor Fritz captured Delray Beach Open title, beating Miomir Kecmanovic 6-0, 5-7, 6-2. It was the department store heir's fifth ATP Tour title and first of 2023. Four of those trophies have come in the past 12 months, beginning with Fritz's Indian Wells triumph last March. Fritz now enters the Top 5 in the ATP rankings, although he sure doesn't look like a Top 5 player to me.

World No.1 Iga Swiatek successfully defended her title at the Qatar Open on Saturday, sweeping past fourth-ranked Jessica Pegula 6-3, 6-0 in the Doha final. It feels like the Pole's brain is the only thing standing between her and total domination. 

If this is what being a loser looks like, I think Cam will live

Taylor's modeling career I buy

Another painful reminder of how hot Stefanos could look if he cut his hair like his brother

When bad fashion happens to hot men

I'll say! 

Nice to see Gabriela Sabatini and Juan Monaco in Buenos Aires

Dodig and Krajicek on top in Rotterdam

Handsome Matt Ebden 

Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini returned to the winners’ circle in Argentina’s capital city Sunday.

Arevalo/Rojer retained their crown in Delray Beach 

Giulio Zeppieri wins his second Challenger crown

Toby's worth a FOLLOW

Not surprised Fabien Reboul knows where to find the booze and the boys

Pellegro plus one

Hello, Raúl Brancaccio!

Christian Harrison has never met an unattractive man 

Ditto for Adam Jones

Bart Stevens and Patrik Niklas-Salminen make quite a pair

Is Luca Pouille moving into his thiccc phase? 

What do we think of Tommy Haas's new look?

I'd wear these!

And these!

Carlitos with Argentine royalty

Cam's hair was on point

Hear! Hear!

Hot couple alert

This works, too 

Ugo goes on a shopping spree

Marton and the boys

Good grief

Washington state + Hawaii = cowboy?

With guns blazing 

Now we know Dusan Lajovic's secret to staying so brawny

Pretty boy Lloyd

Dennis Novak and his hot surgeon

Poor Vasek is injured again

Big Borna 

Hot couple alert: Matteo and Marco

Naughty Sam

and his sexy partner

I like Emilio Gomez's style

Denis Kudla and J.J. Wolf as sushi chefs is cute ... 

Sadly, this wasn't on the menu

Denis on top!

Matija Pecotic had a fun run in Delray Beach. The 33-year-old Sebian-born Croatian real-estate broker who grew up in Malta with a tennis side hustle beat Stefan Kozlov and Tennys Sandgren to qualify for the ATP event, then knocked out former top-10 player Jack Sock in the first round, before losing to Marcos Giron in the round of 16. His biggest tennis claim to fame hitherto was being selected by Novak Djokovic as a practice partner because of his Nadal-like lefty strokes! 

When you're right, you're right


Ooh la la: Quentin Halys

Arevalo love

Like Novak, Carlitos has a much hotter brother -- albeit with a private IG

He's from everywhere: Norrie has Argentinian ties

Marcos Giron


Cam spread

Looks like Cesar Ramirez gets along without Christian Harrison very well 


Am I the only one who finds this ad wonderfully obscene?!

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