Sunday, July 02, 2023

Weekend Tennis Roundup

Titles for Keys, Cerundolo, Siniakova and Eubanks. Full report plus all the ATP beef that's fit to post BELOW.

Francisco Cerundolo captured his second tour-level title on Saturday when he defeated Tommy Paul 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 at the Rothesay International in Eastbourne. It’s not every year you see an Argentine win a tournament on grass. 

The disappointed American captured Best ‘Stache honors 

After saving five match points against Lloyd Harris in a dramatic semifinal victory at the Mallorca Championships on Friday, Christopher Eubanks made quick work of Adrian Mannarino in final, 6-1, 6-4, for his first ATP crown. Behind his title triumph, Eubanks is set to debut inside the Top 50 of the ATP Rankings himself at No. 43 entering Wimbledon.

Madison Keys won the Rothesay International in Eastbourne for the second time in her career Saturday with a 6-2, 7-6(13) victory over Daria Kasatkina in the final. Despite the impressive week and the fact that her game is perfectly suited for grass, I still have no reason to believe she won't lose in the first round at Wimbledon, thus the life of a Madison fan.

Katerina Siniakova captured her fourth career title and first of the season after defeating Lucia Bronzetti 6-2, 7-6(5) in the final of the Bad Homburg Open. The victory capped off a stellar week for the reigning doubles No.1, who was playing just her third tournament since recovering from a wrist injury that ruled her out of most of the clay season. As with Keys, I have no reason to think this will propel her to a successful fortnight at the Championships. 

Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic completed a hat-trick of titles at the Rothesay International on Friday by stopping the 13-match winning streak of Roland Garros champions Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek. The Croatians claimed their third ATP Tour title of 2023 with a 6-4, 6-2 final victory in Eastbourne. The champions saved all three break points they faced in the trophy match and converted on three of their four chances on return.

Yuki Bhambri and Lloyd Harris continued the perfect start to their partnership by winning the Mallorca Championships doubles title on Saturday. Now 4-0 as a pair, the Indian-South African duo defeated Robin Haase and Philipp Oswald 6-3, 6-4 in the ATP 250 final, completing their run without losing a set. More important: Has anyone noticed how handsome Harris is now that he cut his Bozo hair? 

Elsewhere heading into Wimbledon

Practice time with No. 1 and No. 2. Who are your picks to win it all?

Sexy Liam Broady received a wild card into the Championships

Corentin Moutet

Andy Murray

Luke Johnson

Stan Wawrinka

Happy to help Mexico's Ivar Jose Aramburu Contreras work out his kinks

Adam Jones

J.J. Wolf

Goran Ivanisevic

Text-book perfect: Nicolas Moreno

New hair color, who dis?

Nicolas and Anders Holm

Germany calling

Who wore it best? 

Vasek Pospisil grooms Harry Rock

Reilly Opelka

Petra Kvitova and her team

Borna Coric 

Casper Ruud

Adam and Casper

Ryan Harrison and Stafford Schlitt

Brandon Nakashima looks like he got more than he bargained for

Novak and Vasek

Daddytime with Guido Pella

Donna Vekic with Adam

Adam with Alexander Zverev

When Adam lost part of his finger

Tom Hill with his star pupil, Maria Sakkari, Mark Philippoussis, etc.

Alex Erler

Benjamin Lock

American Patrick Kypson defeated Lock 6-3, 6-3 to win his #ATPChallenger title

The #QuadSquad makes The Wall Street Journal! Remember why HERE.

Sasha Solonin

Jonesy in action

Albano Olivetti and David Vega hernandez

Kristof Vliegen, Tallon Griekspoor, David Goffin, Gigounon Germain plus one

Tommy Robredo 

Nice to see Pride observed in Eastbourne

Daria Kasatkina had a nice run to the final 

Stan Wawrinka 

Matteo and Andrea Vavassori

Guido Andreozzi and Federico Coria

Nicolas Barrientos puts the meat in a Juan Sebastián Cabal/Robert Farah sandwich

Shirtless training with Alexey Shtengelov

Andrea Vavassori

Tommy Haas at Versailles 

Practice partners Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic 

Diego Schwartzman and Grigor Dimitrov 

Schwartzman and Etcheverry out front 

Sexy Coach Rob Morgan

Carlos Alcaraz and Jonesy 

Adam Jones is the Zelig of men's tennis!

Roberto Carballes Baena and Pedro Franco

Coria flanked by Agustin Bourlot and Alejandro Fabbri

Andrew Harris and an ASU alum who isn't me

Retirement agrees with Andy Seppi 

Sex bomb Matteo Berrettini

Jannik Sinner and Marton Fucsovics

Modeling comes naturally to Tim van Rijthoven

Andy Mies is ready for Wimbledon 

Loving the baby Gap polo on Jan-Michael Gambill, seen with Geoffrey Chizever

Dress-shirt alert!

And last but not least: Be sure to read Sally Jenkins's wonderful piece about tennis icons and cancer survivors Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova HERE.


Jaradon said...

Adam Jones is Only Fan worthy

Houston said...

Thanks so much for sharing this article! Great to read about their relationship over the years.