Monday, April 10, 2023

Weekend Tennis Roundup

Casper Ruud and Ons Jabeur returned to their winning ways. Details plus all the ATP beef that's fit to post BELOW.

Casper Ruud punctuated his bounceback week in Estoril on Sunday by capturing his 10th ATP Tour title. The Norwegian claimed his first trophy of the season with a 6-2, 7-6(3) victory against friend Miomir Kecmanovic in the Millennium Estoril Open final. The top seed did not drop serve in the championship clash.

Belgians Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen captured their second title of the season on Sunday when they defeated Serbians Nikola Cacic and Kecmanovic 6-3, 6-4 in the Estoril Open final, which Miomir was able to laugh about!

Frances [sic[ Tiafoe showed style and substance in his 7-6(1), 7-6(6) victory against Tomas Martin Etcheverry in Sunday's final at the rain-drenched U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship in Houston, The victory put him back in the winner's circle for the first time since his maiden trophy run in 2018 at Delray Beach.

Roberto Carballes Baena worked hard for his second ATP Tour title. The Spaniard, who needed a deciding set in all four of his completed matches this week, rallied past Alexandre Muller 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-2 in three hours and two minutes on Sunday to win the Grand Prix Hassan II in Marrakech.

Ons Jabeur captured the Charleston Open by defeating Belinda Bencic in the final, 7-6 6-4, a rematch of last year's final that the Swiss woman won.

Mother of two and No.2 seed Tatjana Maria of Germany successfully defended her title in Colombia, capturing the crown for the second straight year with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 victory over unseeded American Peyton Stearns in Sunday’s final. Maria completed her title defense by defeating first-time WTA finalist Stearns in just over two hours.

Elsewhere around the net ...

Imagine Borna GoJo walking out of the men's room

Fabien up to his usual tricks 

Matteo Berrettini and Daria Kasatkina

Tommy the showman

Mark Knowles's height advantage

J.J Wolf was pumped for Houston 

A confused Matt Ebden

Casper Ruud had a great week

Holger and Novak hit the practice court in Monte Carlo

And then again with Matteo

Nole tries his hand at being a ball boy

I guess you could say I'm mildly obsessed with Adam Jones

Cam's game is slipping, but his body sure isn't

It's a good thing he's so purdy because this is the dumbest f**king I've ever heard

Pulgar boys

Retirement seems to agree with Seppi

I've never felt so religious 

Quentin Halys had a hell of a week in Estoril

Borna's on the decline ... again

Jan-Michael Gambill's milkers go well with this cake

Novak and Sinner are in the same section of the draw this week in Monte Carlo

Withrow-Lammons are my favorite team right now

What were the odds that Juan Betancourt would be friends with this one

Manspread Monday with Marcelo Demoliner

Demoliner takes home the doubles crown in Marrakesh with Andrea Vavassori

Marton & Co.

Samuel Ribeiro can't keep his hand off Bernabé Zapata -- and who can fault him?  

Always great to see Kevin Krawietz doing well 

Postcard From Monaco: 

And last but not least: Who do you think will win Monte Carlo, which is the tournament I would most like to visit someday?

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