Monday, July 24, 2023

Weekend Tennis Roundup

The dullest week on the tennis calendar saw titles for Rublev, Mannarino, Cachin, Zhen and Timofeeva. Full report plus all the ATP beef that's fit to post BELOW

Andrey Rublev captured his second tour-level title of the season on Sunday when he overcame top seed Casper Ruud 7-6(3), 6-0 in the Bastad final.

Adrian Mannarino ended the dream run of #NextGenATP American Alex Michelsen 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Hall of Fame Open in Newport, R.I. It is the lefty’s first title of the season.

Argentina's Pedro Cachin captured his first ATP Tour title on Sunday when he overcame Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas 3-6, 6-0, 7-5 in the final at Gastaad

No.2 seed Zheng Qinwen defeated Italy's Jasmine Paolini 6-4, 1-6, 6-1 in the final of the Palermo Ladies Open to secure her first career title on the  WTA Tour.

Teenage lucky loser Maria Timofeeva, ranked No.246, captured the title in Budapest with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 win over 100th-ranked Kateryna Baindl on Sunday. The 19-year-old needed just over two hours to outlast Baindl and emerge the champion in her very first WTA main-draw showing.

Croatia's Borna Coric and Donna Vekic win first edition of revived Hopman Cup. The pair beat Switzerland, 2-0, to give their country its first title in the competition since 1996.

Newport news: Tommy Paul's coach knows what he's doing

Benjamin Lock and Luke Johnson reached another Challenger doubles final, this time in Pozoblanco, Spain

Hottest umpire on tour

Petra Kvitova married her coach over the weekend (nobody tell Pam Shriver) 

Some Wimbledon memories from J.J. Wolf

Neal Skupski can't stop smiling 

Sexy and smart!

Might have known Hugh Jackman would be sniffing around two tennis hunks: Matteo Berrettini and Stan Smith

Cam Norrie and Vasek Jursik have an answer for Clara Peller

Adam and fellow sex bomb Toby Martin

And last but not least: With thanks to Steve, who pointed me to this 1973 episode of "Love, American Style" featuring Rosie Casals and Bobby Riggs! Watch HERE.

1 comment:

Jaradon said...

JJ really does look like a Sean Cody model... and your telling me none of these hot men is gay?