Monday, May 20, 2024

Weekend Tennis Roundup (05/20)

Zverev and Swiatek were winners in Rome. Full report plus all the ATP beef that's fit to post BELOW.

Alexander Zverev warmed up for the French Open by winning his sixth Masters title when he beat first-time finalist Nicolas Jarry 6-4 7-5 in the Italian Open final on Sunday. With the void going into the second major of the year, the result should make the woman-beater a favorite -- but I'm still not convinced.

The women's final was surprisingly anticlimactic. Two weeks ago, Iga Swiatek battled for more than three hours-- and fought off three match points -- to survive Aryna Sabalenka in a nail-biter in the final of Madrid, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7). On Saturday, the Pole routed the Belarussian, 6-2, 6-3, to win the crown for the third time in the last four years. Swiatek now has the most points on the computer since Serena Williams in 2015. 

Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos beat Marcelo Arevalo and Mate Pavic 6-2, 6-2 for the men's doubles title

Hottest "losers" in town

A rear view of Enzo Couacaud

And a look at the (pretty) front 

Big Hamad Medjedovic took out Luca Pouille in the Roland Garros qualies 

Jakub Mensik is keeping busy since dropping out of the French due to yet another injury

Borna Coric, who apparently is now manning a booth for a living, has ruined his hair yet again 

Flavio Cobolli is the center of attention wherever he goes 

What do we think of his new clothing endorsement? 

My backup Borna 

Cam Norrie is getting endorsements just as he's no longer able to win a match

Andre Vavassori shows off the poster for this year's Roland Garros, which Damian and I have made a last-minute decision to attend!

Top seed Arthur Fils collected his second ATP Challenger Tour crown Sunday, when he cruised past Spaniard Pedro Martinez 6-2, 6-3 to triumph in Bordeaux, France

Nicolas Mahut and Quentin Halys reached the doubles final at the Challenger in Bordeaux 

But the real prize was on display here

Any excuse to post Hendrik Jebens, whose photo was last week's most clicked

Big man, big weight 

Likes to give hot boys a ride 

Another look at Casper Ruud in black tie

Recent Tennis Tuesday Francesco Passaro surprised everyone by defeating Lorenzo Musetti to win the Challenger title in Turin

Harri Heliövaara and Henry Patten won the Turin doubles crown

,,, over cuties Neal Skupski and Andres Mies

The Lock brothers won a title of some kind 

Arthur Cazaux has a grip on things

Adam Jones can't put it away 

And he's friends with Dart, aka Pam Shriver's cat

Tom Hill with his new charge 

He recently gave out some pointers to members of the Italian rugby team Zebre Parma

Balkans do it better: Nikola Cacic and Dusan Lajovic

Dieter Kindlmann roped in a big one

Sexy Billy Harris has good taste in coffee ...

And in men: Ned Smith 

and Colin Beecher

Mirror Moves with Aussie Omar Jasika

Nice to see Filip Krajinović back

He takes on Medjedovic in the next round of French qualies 

I remember how hot Jaime Fillol was

But is there something about his grandson we don't know about? lol

I guess I can forgive the shitty taste in music when you look like Alejandro Moro Cañas

My friend Greg nails Jarry(!)

Oh, Daddy

After a great run in Rome, Tommy Paul wiped out in the semis

Jack Draper is picture perfect 

Who’s up for a spit roast?

Jan-Lennard Struff reminds us how kinky Germans are 

Naturally Marton Fucsovics is friends with someone as hot as he is!

Birthday boy Andy Murray is back on the tour, for better or worse. (Mostly worse.) 


Robert Cardenas is upping the ante 

The internet is buzzing that Grigor Dimitrov got a hair transplant 

Papa Haas is feeling sentimental 

We need to know more about Juan Betancourt's not-so-little friend

Reilly Opelka wins for this caption!

And how cute are the American boys here? 

1 comment:

Scott said...

Have a great time at Roland Garros. It is my favorite of the slams. But it does get busy as hell the first week!
Also, check out the new stadium in the botanical garden. It has reserved seating, but also a mezzanine area that is open seating.