Monday, February 27, 2023

Weekend Tennis Roundup

It was a crazy week with Cam topping Carlos and Barbora sticking it to Iga. Novak’s breaking the all-time record for weeks at No. 1 is mighty big too, almost as impressive as Alcaraz’s candid underwear pic making the rounds, which you can see BELOW.

Cameron Norrie waited a week for his revenge against top-seeded Carlos Alcaraz, rallying from a set and 3-0 down to beat the Spanish teenager in the Rio Open final on Sunday for his first title of the year. Second-seeded Norrie won 5-7, 6-4, 7-5 to win the fifth title of his career after defeats in the final to Richard Gasquet in Auckland in January and to Alcaraz in the Argentina Open championship match last weekend.

Daniil Medvedev maintained his red-hot February form on Saturday to power to victory at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open, where the third seed prevailed 6-4, 6-4 against Andy Murray to claim the title on tournament debut in Doha.

Hubert Hurkacz was not without his vulnerable moments on Sunday in the final of the Open 13 Provence. Yet the top seed repeatedly defied Marseille local Benjamin Bonzi — and the wishes of a vocal home crowd — with a stunning serving display to lift the title at the indoor ATP 250. The World No. 11 Hurkacz secured a 6-3, 7-6(4) victory in which he sent down 19 aces and won 93 per cent (41/44) of points behind his first delivery. Even when under pressure, the Pole was relentless with his power and accuracy on serve. He fended off three Bonzi set points at 5-6 in the second set and then delivered a rock-solid tie-break display to seal his first ATP Tour title of 2023.

Barbora Krejcikova completed a dream week at the WTA 1000 event in Dubai on Saturday night, defeating No. 1-ranked Iga Swiatek, 6-4, 6-2, to capture her first WTA title of the year, and the sixth of her career—it’s also the second-biggest title of her career, after Roland Garros in 2021.

Camila Giorgi of Italy won the fourth Hologic WTA Tour singles title of her career on Sunday night, battling past Swedish qualifier Rebecca Peterson 7-6(3), 1-6, 6-2 at the Merida Open Akron. Giorgi fought back from 2-0 down in the third set, eventually reeling off the last six games of the match to prevail after 2 hours and 23 minutes and improve to 3-1 lifetime against Peterson.

The web is abuzz wanting to know what this photo is being used for!

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(With wire services) 

1 comment:

Jaradon said...

Carlito is really flashing those Calvins- but with a body like that who can blame him- could there be an Only fan in his future?