Monday, April 08, 2024

Weekend Tennis Roundup


Titles for Hurkacz, Berrettini, Shelton, Collins and Osorio, plus Christian Harrison and his hot doubles partner put on quite a show at the pool BELOW.

Not even the change to the slower surface of clay can stop the serve of Hubert Hurkacz. The Pole deployed his booming delivery to great effect Sunday at the Estoril Open, where he overcame Pedro Martinez 6-3, 6-4 in the championship match to lift his eighth ATP Tour title. Hurkacz sent down 15 aces in a classy one-hour, 27-minute display as he stepped into the winners’ circle at a tour-level event on clay for the first time.

Matteo Berrettini beat Roberto Carballes Baena in straight sets to win a first title in almost two years. The Italian eased past his Spanish opponent with a 7-5 6-2 victory at the Grand Prix Hassan II in the Moroccan city of in Marrakesh.

Nonethless, Roberto didn't look like a loser to me 

Ben Shelton arrived in Houston with a 2-7 tour-level record on clay and a five-match losing streak on the surface. The top-seeded American will leave the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship with the trophy. Shelton on Sunday battled past defending champion Frances Tiafoe 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 to triumph at the ATP 250 event. The 21-year-old became the youngest champion at the tournament since 19-year-old Andy Roddick in 2002.

Gonzalo Escobar and Aleksandr Nedovyesov won the doubles title in Estoril

Harri Heliövaara and dreamy Henry Patten won the doubles in Marrakesh

Another week, another trophy for Danielle Collins. The unseeded American won her 13th straight match and her second straight title with a commanding 6-2, 6-1 victory over No.4 seed Daria Kasatkina in the Credit One Charleston Open final on Sunday.

Camila Osorio upset top-seeded Marie Bouzková to win the title in Bogota, 6-3, 7-6(5)

Elsewhere around the net ...

No wonder Tommy Haas is a fan 

Jonathan Eysseric puts it all out there 

Thanasi Kokkinakis and his hot entourage 

Kevin Krawietz: How do you say "show feet" in German? 

Where do we even begin this week with Christian Harrison?

I'm used to seeing him with "good friend" Cesar Ramirez ...

But now I'm wondering if they are opening up their relationship ...

Which would be totally understandable, given Christian's new swim "buddies" ...

Most notably Marcus Willis

Throw us a bone next time, Christian, and borrow your big doubles partner's swimsuit -- or at least get one like it

This should be the Broadway cast of "The Outsiders" 

Christian takes the plunge 

Handsome Juan Martin del Potro has been making the rounds 

Reilly Opelka, who has (shocker!) recently revealed himself to be a Morrissey fan, looks cute with his friend in matching Fila caps 

Luca Pouille is pretty in blue 

Yowza! Can anyone ID this one? 

Rubin Statham of New Zealand 

Guido Andreozzi and Miguel Reyes-Varela looked good picking up the doubles title at the Challenger in Marrakesh

That's what we call projection 

Nico Jarry's pretty hair doesn't just happen 

From HERE.

Now that's an arrival!

Pedro Martinez defeated Raduu Albot for the Challenger title in Girona, Spain

Quentin Halys in action ...

The Frenchman shows off his best ass-et 

Retired Robert Farah still can't put it away 

No wonder he looks so good in a suit 

Andrea Vavassori's hot dad is King of the Grill

Ben Lock goes sleeveless 

Jan Zielinski's obligatory golf shot 

Two generations of flexibility 

I appreciate that Matteo is checking out his hot friend 

... while he sleeps 

Stan Wawrinka looks awfully fit as he slips into Venusland 

Nicolas Moreno in Marrakesh

Winner, all right! 

Working out with Andrea Vavassori

Andrea with sexy Davide Della Tommasina

Daniil Medvedev is a hot daddy

Ben Jones in the desert 

What's for lunch? 

Alexis Galarneau: How do you say "pecs" in Canadian?


Tracy Austin looks happy to be near hunky Mark Knowles 

Nico's not just a pretty face ...

He's also a hot body 

How do I get Dr. Grant Pitman ...

to stick my head between his legs?

Big David Vegas Hernandez 

This boy will never be the same 

When will we see a Holger Rune action figure? 

Robert Cardenas in square cut briefs

Sightseeing with Nicolas Moreno 

Albano Olivetti and Yuki Bhambri make a winning combo

Marton Fucsovics changes a boy's life forever 

Big Three wish Joao Sousa well on his retirement. (Now time for me to talk him at his hotel in Portugal!) 

Casper Ruud quenches your thirst 

Daniel Masur: Is this seat taken? 

And can anyone ID this one? 

Jan-Michael Gambill returns to his modeling roots 

Carlos Alcaraz and retired soccer player Iker Casillas make quite a pair

Manspread Monday with Hendrik Jebens

Hanging with the boys 

Mr. Handsome: Borna Gojo

Marcel Granollers has a cute new friend 

Ryan Harrison coaches Jordan Thompson (and Max Purcell) to another U.S. Clay Court doubles crown

Jordan takes the winners plunge

Argentina's Matias Descotte lets it all hang out 

Jack Draper gives the tournament organizers what they want 

Luckiest "can of balls" ever 

Andy Mies in Marrakesh

Where apparently cats work in clothing stores 

Ben Jones and the boys -- who's on his right???

Fede Gomez and his body of death 

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Cristian Garin has a hot friend 

Adam Jones looks better 

With a boy on his arm 

And last but not least: What do we think of Vavassori's new friend? 

(With wire services.) 

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