Monday, February 19, 2024

Weekend Tennis Roundup


Titles for Sinner, Fritz, Díaz Acosta(!) and Swiatek. Plus all the ATP beef that's fit to post BELOW.

Jannik Sinner continued his winning by claiming the title in Rotterdam, with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Alex de Minaur. The Aussie Open champ, who rises to world No. 3 as a result, earned his 15th consecutive tour win and his 12th title with a straight-sets triumph over the Australian.

In doubles, Wesley Koolhof and Nikola Mektić came out on top

defeating local talent Robin Haase and Botic van de Zandschulp, 6–3, 7–5

Taylor Fritz successfully defended his trophy at Delray Beach, beating Tommy Paul 6-2, 6-3 in the rain-delayed final on Monday

In doubles, Julian Cash and Robert Galloway claimed their first ATP Tour title on Monday rallying past top seeds Santiago Gonzalez and Neal Skupski 5-7, 7-5, 10-2 to lift the trophy

I'd like to cash in Julian

Facundo Díaz Acosta, a wildcard from Buenos Aires, won his first ATP singles title on Sunday by beating Chile’s Nicolás Jarry 6-3, 6-4 in the final of the clay-court Argentina Open

It was a spectacular achievement for the 23-year-old, but must have been a huge disappointment for the Chilean who knocked out Carlos Alcaraz in the semis.

When in Rome ... 

In doubles, Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori took out Marcel Granollers Horacio Zeballosm, 6-2 7-6

And Iga Swiatek claimed the Qatar Open title for the third year in a row with a straight-set victory over Elena Rybakina, 7-6 (10-8) 6-2. It was an important win for the world No. 1 who had lost her three matches against Rybakina in 2023.

Elsewhere around the net ... 

And if that's not enough, you can cool down with ...

the hot Italian 

Another Dutch treat: Stijn Pel

I wish I could be "somewhat" healthy like Enzo Couacaud

Was this bodybuilder Tom Hill's reward for breaking free from Greek headcase Maria Sakkari? 

Dining with Joe Salisbury and David O'Hare

Ooh la la: Canadian Alexis Galarneau and Frenchman Jules Marie 

Borna Coric en route to (an early round loss in) Dubai

Bad crop 

Watch his titillating cookoff with Jan-Lennard Struff HERE.

It's only slightly pornographic ...

Luca Pouille looking as crazy as he purports to be

Is Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova's boyfriend "the biggest fashion legend in all of tennis"?

Tim Putz and Kevin Krawietz are ready for Rio

Cam Norrie's beard looking on point 

In addition to winning the doubles title in Buenos Aires, Vavassori also showed he can play some great singles by extending Alcaraz to a first-set tiebreaker

 He also got a visit from Diego Kestelboim

Adam Jones and a friend in Naples ... Florida

Luciano Darderi, who stunned the tennis world a couple weeks ago by winning the title in Cordoba, showed off his beach bod in Rio ...

With his mate mates 

Manspread Monday: Bart Stevens

Flavio Cobolli put on quite a show after qualifying in Los Cabos, Mexico

Who wouldn't want to be bookended by David O'Hare and Cam Norrie in Rio? 

Pretty boy Arthur Bouquier 

Billy Harris cornered by a fan

Big Joe and Big David ...

only a dream in Rio 

I wanna see Jonesy sit on his lap

Injured Cristian Garin inches his way toward OnlyFans 

MAGA pinup Christian Harrison searching for Freedom Fries in Paris 

If Adam Jones is making fun of the U.S. ...

I'm here for it

Fabien Reboul relaxes ... 

A lot of the boys posted Valentine's Day pics, but none wore it as well as -- shocker -- Marton Fucsovics

Or didn't wear it as well as Arnaud Bovy-Tinant

Juan Betancourt as he's wont to be 

Robert Cardenas aka Bathhouse Beto 

Shows off his Valentine's briefs 

Fernando Verdasco could give ATP Frieda some hair pointers 


Quentin won't quit 

A lot going on here 

Botic down low 

When I grow up I want to have tits like Zizou Bergs

Computer talk: 

After a bad start in Melbourne, Iga Swiatek is back on track 

Thanks to Stefanos Tsitsipas, this week is the first time in the history of men's tennis that there's been no one with a one-handed backhand in the Top 10. Not sure if Fritz goes any higher having won Delray Beach after this was calculated. My guess is this only includes finalist points, so he's due 85 more for winning, which would put him over De Minaur.

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