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The Gays and Tennis: Part 101 - The Sunset Single

Young Grigor team or Norrie team?

Fritz team or Basilashvili team?

Badosa team or Azarenka team?

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by Anonymousreply 311October 30, 2021 5:26 PM

Thank you OP for the new thread!

I hope our poster in Romania stays safe after reading his post at the end of the last thread

by Anonymousreply 1October 16, 2021 5:59 PM

so glad we're getting a surprise ATP IW winner

by Anonymousreply 2October 16, 2021 6:00 PM

Same here, R2--the current Top 3/Top 4 are the most obnoxious ever to blight the height of the tennis rankings.

by Anonymousreply 3October 16, 2021 6:07 PM

[quote] The nominations have been announced for the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Here are the six names: Ana Ivanovic Lisa Raymond Cara Black Flávia Pennetta Juan Carlos Ferrero Carlos Moya Who do we think SHOULD get in, and who WILL get in?

Whenever I see the name Carlos Moya I remember is a post from a prior DL tennis thread that described how one of his tennis player ex-girlfriends (was it Flavia Pennetta?) said all he did was masturbate and play videos games.

by Anonymousreply 4October 16, 2021 9:32 PM

R4 yes it was Pennetta and then he cheated on her with someone in Switzerland. That of course led to their breakup

I don't think Pennetta belongs in the Hall of Fame but it would be amusing if she and Moya were both in the same class

by Anonymousreply 5October 16, 2021 9:39 PM

R1 I know that I'm coming across like an asshole but Romania isn't the world leader in covid deaths proportionate to population. That dubious honour goes to Peru. Romania is currently at 22 in the world that way.

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by Anonymousreply 6October 16, 2021 9:40 PM

Hsieh-Mertens win the women's doubles. Both Hsieh and Mertens (separately) have won the Indian Wells doubles title before so it's indeed a case of the best teaming up.

by Anonymousreply 7October 16, 2021 9:43 PM

thanks OP for the new thread!

by Anonymousreply 8October 16, 2021 9:44 PM

It’s doubles match

by Anonymousreply 9October 16, 2021 9:45 PM

Norrie bringing back the early 00s trend of players going on court with a lot of sunblock visible on the nose and under the eyes. Kournikova used to do that and she still has good skin today

by Anonymousreply 10October 16, 2021 9:46 PM

R10 I totally got flashbacks to Elena Dementieva! But it is smart.

by Anonymousreply 11October 16, 2021 9:48 PM

[quote] Kournikova used to do that and she still has good skin today

Kournikova played tennis?

by Anonymousreply 12October 16, 2021 9:50 PM

Grigor walks kind of like an old labourer to me, kind of bow-legged and as if he's achy.

by Anonymousreply 13October 16, 2021 9:52 PM

Is that Charlize Theron in the Christian Dior cap?

by Anonymousreply 14October 16, 2021 9:53 PM

[quote] Grigor walks kind of like an old labourer to me

Not so young?

by Anonymousreply 15October 16, 2021 9:54 PM

Young Grigor team or Norrie team?

by Anonymousreply 16October 16, 2021 9:57 PM

R14 yes and she was there during the Badosa-Jabeur match last night too

by Anonymousreply 17October 16, 2021 9:57 PM

R17 Thanks, thought so. She seems to be sitting by herself so must be a tennis fan.

by Anonymousreply 18October 16, 2021 9:59 PM

totally didn't recognize Seles in that big hat until they said it's her

by Anonymousreply 19October 16, 2021 10:39 PM

She looks anorexic,

by Anonymousreply 20October 16, 2021 10:57 PM

Norrie wins.

by Anonymousreply 21October 16, 2021 11:08 PM

Monica says hello

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by Anonymousreply 22October 16, 2021 11:10 PM

Were any of you on Norrie team?

by Anonymousreply 23October 16, 2021 11:10 PM

Fritz team or Basilashvili team?

by Anonymousreply 24October 16, 2021 11:22 PM

Rafa loves to play video games with the boys too.

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by Anonymousreply 25October 16, 2021 11:26 PM

But does he like to masturbate all day too, R25?

by Anonymousreply 26October 16, 2021 11:31 PM

Taylor Frits looks a little dumb

by Anonymousreply 27October 17, 2021 12:50 AM

[quote] Taylor Frits looks a little dumb

How does he compare to this?

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by Anonymousreply 28October 17, 2021 12:53 AM

Which white male players have yellow skin?

by Anonymousreply 29October 17, 2021 12:59 AM

Cames is on Tennis Channel now. I wonder whether he’ll want to console young Grigor after his loss.

by Anonymousreply 30October 17, 2021 1:20 AM

[quote]I love Vika; shame about the noise

She wore sunglasses in the press room because the lights were too bright...

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by Anonymousreply 31October 17, 2021 1:42 AM

She was high

by Anonymousreply 32October 17, 2021 1:43 AM

wow who the fuck saw Basilashvili vs. Norrie coming?

is this is a sign of things to come? I think the ATP needs a bit of chaos at big tournaments, especially the slams next year

by Anonymousreply 33October 17, 2021 1:49 AM

[quote] Taylor Frits looks a little dumb

Unlike you.

by Anonymousreply 34October 17, 2021 1:52 AM

I wanted Taylor to win and if he couldn’t win - I wanted Dimi to win.

0/2 😑

by Anonymousreply 35October 17, 2021 1:57 AM

Vika is too fabulous for words. Zero fucks to give.

by Anonymousreply 36October 17, 2021 2:01 AM

next week's draws are out:

Moscow WTA:

Sabalenka is back and took a WC to be top seed. She'll open against either Samsonova or Tomljanovic which could be tricky.

Jabeur is #5 seed against Alexandrova and could face Kasatkina in the second round

Sakkari is the #3 seed and could play Yastremska

Halep is the #8 seed and opens vs. Potapova

Rybakina is the #7 seed and opens against Vondrousova with Kontaveit likely awaiting in the second round

Pavlyuchenkova will face a qualifier

Kerber is the #6 seed and will play Siniakova again (they just played this past week) with Ostapenko or Petkovic after that

Muguruza is #2 seed


Rublev is the top seed and likely opens against Mannarino in round 2

Ivashka is the #7 seed

#4 is Krajinovic

Cilic is the #6 seed and opens against either M. Ymer or Paul

Bublik is the #5 seed

#3 seed is Khachanov

#8 is Djere who faces Simon with McDonald or Nishioka waiting in round 2

#2 Karatsev will likely play Kecmanovic


Brooksby is top qualifying seed. 2 tough matches are Verdasco vs. Nakashima and Herbert vs. Rune

main draw top seed is Sinner who might face Musetti in the second round

#8 seed is Lajovic who faces Gasquet

#4 is RBA who could play Fucsovics in second round

#7 is Harris

#5 is Opelka

#3 is Garin

#6 is de Minaur

#2 is Schwartzman who will open against either Murray or Tiafoe


#1 is Svitolina who faces young prospect Osorio Serrano

#7 is Tauson who faces Watson

#4 is Giorgi

#5 is Golubic

#8 is Riske

#3 is Sorribes Tormo

#6 is Zhang

#2 is Zidansek

by Anonymousreply 37October 17, 2021 2:08 AM

Vika is a nice lady.

I remember during 2012 US Open one guy called her "horse face from the VIP stand.

And she still smiled

by Anonymousreply 38October 17, 2021 2:12 AM

Vika team.

by Anonymousreply 39October 17, 2021 2:15 AM

British No 1 Emma Raducanu is finding coaches want TOO MUCH cash following her split with coach Andrew Richardson after her US Open victory

According to a well-placed source, one of the issues that has arisen in the search for a new coach is the amount of money potential candidates are asking for. They are looking at the high expectations for a player in an environment which can see anyone beat anyone. Few jobs in the sport will come with more scrutiny to deal with.

The kind of names that have been associated with the position include Argentinian Carlos Rodriguez, Australian Darren Cahill and Spaniard Esteban Carril.

All of them will know that the job expectancy of coaches in women's tennis is not long. Carril, for example, split with Jo Konta in 2016 only weeks after she had been named most improved player of the year, with him having turned her into a top-10 player.

This year Raducanu has already made two coaching decisions which came as a shock to outsiders.

Nigel Sears, one of the most experienced and respected of his profession, went after Wimbledon. Andrew Richardson departed for the opposite reason, that he did not have long-standing knowledge of the elite end of the women's tour. Now that she has moved on a long way from what happened at SW19 this summer, Sears might fit the bill again.

It should be remembered that the chopping and changing of coaches is not unique to Raducanu, nor to the women's game as a whole. Something equivalent happened in the case of Greg Rusedski, after he had stormed through to the final of the US Open in 1997.

Brian Teacher, the coach who had helped get him there and had successfully rebooted his previously suspect backhand, was dispensed with only weeks later.

Many of the coaching changes which happen as part of the annual merry-go-round occur at the end of the season.

So it is possible that more candidates will come on the market soon and that would still offer time for some serious work together ahead of the Christmas departure for Australia.

In the longer term, whoever is appointed may see the biggest challenge as improving Raducanu's game on clay.

While her skills should be equipped to deal eventually with all conditions, it is the surface on which she has had by far the least exposure.

She only played the French Open juniors once, losing in the second round. It is a measure of her broad inexperience that she has yet to even play a professional match on clay, on which some of the tour's most important events are played.

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by Anonymousreply 40October 17, 2021 2:54 AM

Rublev/🦁 team lost to Peers/Polasek team in doubles match.

by Anonymousreply 41October 17, 2021 3:16 AM

R33, I think all this proves now is that while Nadal and Djokovic are away, the mice will play, and there’s no clear Boss Mouse yet.

by Anonymousreply 42October 17, 2021 3:23 AM

Nadal and Djokovic are old cats whose best days are behind them, R42. Djokovic is still licking his wounds from the Olympics and his straight-sets loss in the USO finals. Nadal is looking increasingly vulnerable. I bet '22 will be the end of their dominance.

by Anonymousreply 43October 17, 2021 3:38 AM

Thanks r6. The Branch Covidian (r400 last thread) should plan his escape from deadly Romania immediately. ... you in danger gurl!!... Australia would be the absolute perfect destination for him. He'd totally love our 5km from home lockdown restrictions! And no tennis (per Dictator Dan) because of it's covid lethality. Not to mention our current selection of stylish anti-Rona PPE available here. Utterly fabulous!

by Anonymousreply 44October 17, 2021 6:00 AM

That Mary is not a Romanian. He is most probably an American.

But then again there are Marys everywhere..

by Anonymousreply 45October 17, 2021 6:07 AM


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by Anonymousreply 46October 17, 2021 6:08 AM

A great year for Norrie. He's just displaced Evans as British number one and is on course to join Henman and Murray as the only Brits to win 50+ matches in a year (he's currently on 46). If he wins Indian Wells, he shoots up the rankings again to no. 16 and would be in with a chance of the ATP finals.

by Anonymousreply 47October 17, 2021 2:20 PM

R44 = anti-vaxxer and right-winger like R377. Yeah, I hear the ambulances day and night and am in the middle of it. I also have severe asthma and pretty much stay in and work all day. Just in this city 4 vaccinated people have died in 24 hours and 60 non-vaccinated. This month, we lost 2 colleagues, including a pregnant 26 year-old with gestational diabetes. And no, we aren't going to Australia, but we are looking at places in Paris because we need to be in the EU. You may laugh, but when you see the desperation of the medical personnel and families, you may stop.

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by Anonymousreply 48October 17, 2021 3:07 PM

Best wishes to you R48

by Anonymousreply 49October 17, 2021 8:08 PM

2 interesting qualification results today in Antwerp:

Herbert def. Rune 6-3 6-4

Nakashima def. Verdasco 6-4 2-6 6-3 Nakashima is very talented as he's shown this year but I think Verdasco is nearing the end of his career. You don't want to be qualifying for events in your late 30s when most of your career was spent with a ranking in the top 50. That has to be a massive blow to his ego and especially to lose in the first round even if his opponent is someone poised to be a future top player.

by Anonymousreply 50October 17, 2021 8:11 PM

I think Rune is feeling tired after so many matches, that or the fact that the last steps towards top 100 are the most difficult.

Jerry Shang won his second itf (i think it's the second he plays). Maybe he failed to get a GS after being the number one junior for most of the year but he is doing very well in his first steps as a pro

by Anonymousreply 51October 17, 2021 8:16 PM

Rune was very critic with atp ranking, he said it's detrimental to younger players.-

He should be in the top 100 with the older system (Alcaraz would be top 25).

He is right but the ranking is going to get to normal in the following months

by Anonymousreply 52October 17, 2021 8:57 PM

Azarenka team or Badosa team?

by Anonymousreply 53October 17, 2021 9:12 PM

PaulaBadosa team

by Anonymousreply 54October 17, 2021 9:42 PM

I really want to see Badosa play Muguruza in the near future.

by Anonymousreply 55October 17, 2021 9:49 PM

Badass gives off some Sugarpova vibes.

by Anonymousreply 56October 17, 2021 10:24 PM

R56 makes sense as Badosa said Sharapova was her tennis idol

by Anonymousreply 57October 17, 2021 10:43 PM

All the more reason to root for Azarenka.

by Anonymousreply 58October 17, 2021 11:04 PM

Vika team.

by Anonymousreply 59October 17, 2021 11:07 PM

Juan is back in a tank top today!

by Anonymousreply 60October 18, 2021 12:03 AM

Martin Del Potro?

by Anonymousreply 61October 18, 2021 12:09 AM

Carlos Ferrero?

by Anonymousreply 62October 18, 2021 12:11 AM

Badosa's hot bf is named Juan

by Anonymousreply 63October 18, 2021 12:11 AM


by Anonymousreply 64October 18, 2021 12:12 AM

WHo's the hottie in Badosa's box?

by Anonymousreply 65October 18, 2021 12:13 AM

Badosa wins in three sets (Tie break in the third

by Anonymousreply 66October 18, 2021 12:17 AM

Badosa is your IW champion

def. Azarenka 7-6(5) 2-6 7-6(2)

by Anonymousreply 67October 18, 2021 12:18 AM

Norrie team or Bashishvili team?

by Anonymousreply 68October 18, 2021 1:03 AM

Norrie is only in his mid 20s and already has a huge gray streak in his hair wow

by Anonymousreply 69October 18, 2021 1:45 AM

Jeez who cares about the trophy give me Juan!

by Anonymousreply 70October 18, 2021 1:58 AM

Martin Del Potro?

by Anonymousreply 71October 18, 2021 1:59 AM

One set each.

by Anonymousreply 72October 18, 2021 2:02 AM

Juan plays tennis in his skivvies!

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by Anonymousreply 73October 18, 2021 2:07 AM

Juan is so hot

by Anonymousreply 74October 18, 2021 2:11 AM

so basically most of the points in the men's final are ending with Basilashvili pounding groundstroke winners or he's hitting himself off the court with errors.

Norrie hits with a lot of topspin and his shots seem to be just sitting up on this slow court for Basilashvili to attack

by Anonymousreply 75October 18, 2021 2:13 AM

Juan Diego?

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by Anonymousreply 76October 18, 2021 2:13 AM

Basilashvili a litany of errors and Norrie is too solid now

by Anonymousreply 77October 18, 2021 2:35 AM

Norrie wins.

by Anonymousreply 78October 18, 2021 2:38 AM

after all the finals he's choked this year, winning IW has to feel good

by Anonymousreply 79October 18, 2021 2:38 AM

Who's the midget in Norrie's box? It's not Lil' Diego's brother is it?

by Anonymousreply 80October 18, 2021 2:39 AM

Norrie team

by Anonymousreply 81October 18, 2021 2:40 AM

paths to the IW title:

Badosa had a brutal draw:

def. Yastremska 6-4 2-6 6-2

def. Gauff 6-2 6-2

def. Krejcikova 6-1 7-5

def. Kerber 6-4 7-5

def. Jabeur 6-3 6-3

def. Azarenka 7-6(5) 2-6 7-6(2)


def. Sandgren 6-4 5-7 6-0

def. RBA 6-4 5-7 6-3

def. Paul 6-4 4-6 6-2

def. Schwartzman 6-0 6-2

def. Dimitrov 6-2 6-4

def. Basilashvili 3-6 6-4 6-1

by Anonymousreply 82October 18, 2021 3:22 AM

That’s all right. He has “a” JustforFans

by Anonymousreply 83October 18, 2021 3:46 AM

Remarkable that Norrie didn't have to play any of the top 10 to take a Masters 1000 title.

by Anonymousreply 84October 18, 2021 3:59 AM

there are now 19 active Masters title holders:

36-Nadal and Djokovic






1-Wawrinka, Cilic, Dimitrov, Sock, del Potro,, Isner, Khachanov, Thiem, Fognini, Hurkacz, Tsitsipas, Norrie

by Anonymousreply 85October 18, 2021 4:35 AM

Tsonga is still active?

by Anonymousreply 86October 18, 2021 4:36 AM

he's struggled with injuries again this year but hasn't retired. He's almost as bad as del Potro in that regard

by Anonymousreply 87October 18, 2021 4:47 AM

Sadly Tsonga's results have been 1:8 this year. His one win was over Feli Lopez. They both need to rest on their laurels.

by Anonymousreply 88October 18, 2021 5:23 AM

that trophy is so ugly

by Anonymousreply 89October 18, 2021 7:27 AM

happy for Norrie but I want to see Niko naked

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by Anonymousreply 90October 18, 2021 12:00 PM

Emma Raducanu lines up Esteban Carril as trial coach ahead of next week's Transylvania Open... with Spaniard having taken former British No 1 Johanna Konta into top 10 in 2016

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by Anonymousreply 91October 18, 2021 12:53 PM

They were saying Norrie is so physically fit but he doesn’t seem so?

by Anonymousreply 92October 18, 2021 2:16 PM

Norrie won it without beating a top 10 player...

by Anonymousreply 93October 18, 2021 4:44 PM

R93 That's something only the greatest can do

by Anonymousreply 94October 18, 2021 6:15 PM

I am so excited to see Raducanu at the Transylvanian Open next week. The tour could certainly use some fresh blood after years of seeing the same old faces and hematocytes. YUM!

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by Anonymousreply 95October 18, 2021 7:04 PM

R92 Norrie has a similar build to Sock except a smaller stomach. He has a thick, solid build including quads, butt and shoulders but he has no definition at all. It's all bulk but he still moves decently. When he sets up for shots I'm surprised to see no bulging leg muscles

by Anonymousreply 96October 18, 2021 7:41 PM


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by Anonymousreply 97October 18, 2021 8:04 PM

lmao but AO is his most successful slam

it would be his best chance at #23

by Anonymousreply 98October 18, 2021 8:08 PM

R98 AT 21

He'll go to Australia or live to regret it because i think that's the last GS he'll be the clear favourite.

If Rafa is healthy he is better at Roland Garros and i think next year the youngsters will be a real danger

by Anonymousreply 99October 18, 2021 8:19 PM

[quote] i think next year the youngsters will be a real danger

Such as young Grigor.

by Anonymousreply 100October 18, 2021 8:24 PM

Novaxx is not vaccinated...these Eastern Euros are nuts

by Anonymousreply 101October 18, 2021 9:19 PM

Won't clarify if he's vaccinated and is 'unsure' of playing the AO? Read: the mofo isn't vaccinated.

I really, really hope that the Australian authorities will clarify that athletes from overseas or other Australian states must also vaccinate (annoyingly, they haven't yet).

by Anonymousreply 102October 18, 2021 9:20 PM

I wish Borna Gojo could have won his match against Duckworth. Shame that I won’t get to see anymore of him…

by Anonymousreply 103October 19, 2021 1:36 AM

Why the eff is this thread grayed out? Is tennis now offensive? Cancel cultured? LOL

by Anonymousreply 104October 19, 2021 4:22 AM

R104, nowadays almost all tennis threads are immediately greyed out when posted.

by Anonymousreply 105October 19, 2021 4:25 AM

I expected Taylor Fritz to be a little hairier. I'm a bit disappointed, to be honest.

by Anonymousreply 106October 19, 2021 5:31 AM

Did you see him shirtless during court changes or elsewhere, R106? I don't think I've seen him shirtless.

by Anonymousreply 107October 19, 2021 5:32 AM

Lovely Liam Broady, bulging like a champ!

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by Anonymousreply 108October 19, 2021 7:29 AM

R95 - country may go into lockdown by then. I will be surprised if she comes.

by Anonymousreply 109October 19, 2021 2:25 PM

Not very surprising; unvaccinated players unlikely to get visa to play Australian Open

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by Anonymousreply 110October 19, 2021 11:28 PM

There is zero chance they hold their ground. Craig will work it out.

by Anonymousreply 111October 20, 2021 12:10 AM

notable results today:


Murray def. Tiafoe 7-6(2) 6(7)-7 7-6(8) 3 hours 45 minutes. Both of course had match points and it was a mix of very good and choking

Brooksby upsets Opelka 6-4 6-4

Nakashima upsets de Minaur 6-4 6-0


Vondrousova upsets Rybakina 6-4 6-4

Petkovic upsets Ostapenko 2-6 6-0 2-0 ret.

Halep def. Potapova 6-1 6-4

Alexandrova upsets Jabeur 6-1 1-0 ret.

Simon upsets Djere 6(3)-7 7-5 6-3

Paul def. M. Ymer 7-6(7) 7-5

by Anonymousreply 112October 20, 2021 12:58 AM

I wi name my mixed doubles team Ostapelka team.

by Anonymousreply 113October 20, 2021 1:00 AM

Wi = will

by Anonymousreply 114October 20, 2021 1:01 AM

Tiafoe is useless

by Anonymousreply 115October 20, 2021 1:24 AM

The predictions of the virologists who do not have their fingers in the vax till, are now coming into being. It is unlikely that Jeremy Chardy will ever play tennis at top level again, as the effects of the jab are irreversible, but by speaking out he has done more for the world, than winnng any tennis tournament could ever do.

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by Anonymousreply 116October 20, 2021 2:40 AM

Oh great. Now the anti-vax wackos have invaded the tennis thread.

by Anonymousreply 117October 20, 2021 2:48 AM

I don't blame Naomi for unofficially retiring from tennis.

Apparently there are no performance clauses in her endorsement contracts and yet companies keep giving awards without her stepping onto a tennis court.

You deserve allot of credit Naomi for pulling this scam off!

by Anonymousreply 118October 20, 2021 4:14 AM

Misery is not a traditionally good-looking guy, but he is cute.

by Anonymousreply 119October 20, 2021 5:13 AM

Oooh, tough choices for the anti-vaxxer players who want to play the AO: the Australian immigration minister Alex Hawke has said that they will have to be double vaccinated to enter Australia.

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by Anonymousreply 120October 20, 2021 9:16 AM

The lighting at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow is brutal. You can see everything - every pore, zit, blemish, even every downy hair. My skin would look so horrible there. I wonder how much players struggle with body image.

by Anonymousreply 121October 20, 2021 1:33 PM

Molesetti Team or Ginger Sinner Team?

by Anonymousreply 122October 20, 2021 5:38 PM

Is the Incredible Hulk manly chick playing this week?

by Anonymousreply 123October 20, 2021 5:40 PM

lol. She-hulk has recovered from covid and won a three-setter match today against Berrettini's squeeze. She-hulk is probably going to have to vaccinate now if she wants play the AO though.

by Anonymousreply 124October 20, 2021 5:45 PM

That’s a tough one, R122.

by Anonymousreply 125October 20, 2021 5:50 PM

Musetti's really starting to rock a great physique.

by Anonymousreply 126October 20, 2021 6:18 PM

Does anyone else get a Children of the Damned vibe from Sinner?

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by Anonymousreply 127October 20, 2021 6:49 PM

R120 haha fucking love it. Can't wait for the "outrage" reactions by the anti-vaxx players

by Anonymousreply 128October 20, 2021 6:53 PM

Djokovic should take the vaccine. He can energize the syringe with positive vibes in order to ensure it wont harm his body. I did this and I didn't have any side effects at all.

Djokovic talked about changing polluted water into drinkable water and toxic food into edible food with the power of the mind even as Jaferieh was nodding to the theory that is similar to Japanese pseudo-scientist Masaru Emoto's claims about changing the composition of water through thoughts.

"I've seen people and I know some people that, through that energetical [sic] transformation, through the power of prayer, through the power of gratitude, they manage to turn the most toxic food or the most polluted water, into the most healing water," Djokovic had said.

by Anonymousreply 129October 20, 2021 6:54 PM

[quote]"I've seen people and I know some people that, through that energetical [sic] transformation, through the power of prayer, through the power of gratitude, they manage to turn the most toxic food or the most polluted water, into the most healing water," Djokovic had said. —It's science.

Someone should tell the people in Flint, r129.

by Anonymousreply 130October 20, 2021 6:59 PM

lmao Djokovic is 1 of those people who just completely snapped after becoming quite rich and influential. He thinks conventional knowledge doesn't apply to him and he knows mystical shit we don't know.

by Anonymousreply 131October 20, 2021 7:17 PM

Also, poorly educated people can easily fall prey to nonsense schools of thought

by Anonymousreply 132October 20, 2021 7:28 PM

Australia couldn't care less if Nole (or Tsitsipas) don't play there. Right now the only men who have star power and Federer and Nadal. Nole is probably the best even but he lacks the charisma to atract people massively.

In fact atp needs a new star as soon as possible. Naomi, Raducanu or Gauff have more star power than any of the youngsters at atp.

It's not a problem if you have a charisma free number one (Pete Sampras was number one many years) if you have top players (Like Agassi) who attract the masses

by Anonymousreply 133October 20, 2021 7:32 PM

I quite badly want Garin's meaty thighs hanging off my shoulders. That is all.

by Anonymousreply 134October 20, 2021 8:16 PM

I think Djokovic is bipolar, and has been told all his life that he needs to take medication. He won’t do it because the highs are completely worth it; that’s when he is unbeatable. So he has his crazy belief system in which he can control everything without drugs.

by Anonymousreply 135October 20, 2021 8:47 PM

R134 he is 1 of the hottest guys on tour.

I've been disappointed in his lack of improvement the last 2 years though. It seemed a few years ago he was ready to start challenging for the big clay and slow hardcourt titles but he's stalled. Still a nice career but I hope 2022 has more in store for him. The game needs a non-European player to start winning big events. Garin is a great mover with a decent serve and groundstrokes. He doesn't have blistering power but he's not a pure grinder either.

by Anonymousreply 136October 20, 2021 8:57 PM

never thought I'd hear Tracy and Pam doing commentary together!

I guess now that espn is covering much less tennis than in the past, they allow some of their people to also work on Tennis Channel

by Anonymousreply 137October 20, 2021 9:01 PM

R136 yeah, he's just too inconsistent at the moment - this match is a prime example. Has definitely stalled over the past year.

by Anonymousreply 138October 20, 2021 9:04 PM

Was never a great fan of Djokovic, but have found a new respect for him in taking a stance to to be free to make his own decisions as to his own health. Tremendous pressure on him by background forces and he is sailing through unscathed. Bravo Novak you are an inspiration on and off the court.

VAERS, and other adverse reaction tracking systems (notice how the Aussie gov has shut down reporting adverse reactions to the "vaccines" ?!?), reports that these genetic vaccines are the most dangerous vaccines ever. And they aren't really vaccines at all, and prevent nothing.

by Anonymousreply 139October 20, 2021 9:17 PM

Fuck off R139

by Anonymousreply 140October 20, 2021 9:31 PM

For you, R139...

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by Anonymousreply 141October 20, 2021 9:54 PM

thats good...blacks will be safe after all

by Anonymousreply 142October 20, 2021 10:00 PM

Agree about Garin - 🔥

I remember during one slam my mom randomly saying - “He has a great body. You know he must look fabulous naked.”

by Anonymousreply 143October 20, 2021 10:18 PM

WHET Jesse Huta-Galung? He was cute. Has he retired or something?

by Anonymousreply 144October 21, 2021 1:28 AM

Retired, R144.

by Anonymousreply 145October 21, 2021 1:39 AM

Paire has pink hair now.

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by Anonymousreply 146October 21, 2021 2:09 AM

How horrid.

by Anonymousreply 147October 21, 2021 2:12 AM


Maybe he should focus more on his game and not his hair/beard.

by Anonymousreply 148October 21, 2021 2:17 AM

In the end, he's just so unnecessary

by Anonymousreply 149October 21, 2021 2:17 AM

Isn't that picture old? Paire didn't have pink hair in his match in Antwerp yesterday

[quote]WHET Jesse Huta-Galung?

I think he retired in 2016. He was mostly a journeyman so he probably has a regular job in The Netherlands now

by Anonymousreply 150October 21, 2021 2:23 AM

Was he journeyman?

by Anonymousreply 151October 21, 2021 2:30 AM

notable results today:


Davidovich Fokina upsets Garin 4-6 6-3 6-3

Sinner def. Musetti 7-5 6-2

Brooksby def. van de Zandschulp 6-2 6-0


Pavlyuchenkova def. Pera 6-2 7-5

Sabalenka def. Tomljanovic 7-6(2) 4-6 6-1

Muguruza def. Martincova 6-4 4-6 6-3

Khachanov def. Duckworth 3-6 6-3 6-1

Cilic def. Paul 7-5 6-3


Osorio Serrano upsets Svitolina 5-7 6-3 6-2

by Anonymousreply 152October 21, 2021 3:00 AM

[quote] Khachanov def. Duckworth 3-6 6-3 6-1

Hemsworth def. Duckworth.

by Anonymousreply 153October 21, 2021 3:03 AM

[quote] Pavlyuchenkova def. Pera

Is this some sort of record ratio between letters in surnames of tennis opponents?

by Anonymousreply 154October 21, 2021 3:04 AM

R154 just wait lol this year Valentini Grammatikopoulou has risen up the rankings a bit. We might be seeing more of her next year

by Anonymousreply 155October 21, 2021 4:10 AM

Go Gaydrian! He downs Rublev, whose end of season is rapidly falling apart.

by Anonymousreply 156October 21, 2021 3:59 PM

Misery Team or Lil' Diego Team?

by Anonymousreply 157October 21, 2021 5:39 PM

Such a bad second semester from Rublev this year. But I love Gaydrian's flat strokes and netplay. With the short take back his groundies almost look like table tennis ones.

Camila Giorgi is the only seed remaining in Tenerife 250 after round 2, lol. Such a scenic tournament setting, palm trees everywhere, a grassy field to one side of the court and shots of the mountains and water. It's a shame this event wasn't around earlier for Carlo Suarez Navarro as she is from the Canary Islands.

Sakkari has officially qualified for the YEC, the first ever Greek woman to do so (and they may be the only country to have a male and female YEC player unless Poland's duo also qualify).

Raducanu has just become the face of Dior, despite never having won a WTA match (yet).

I keep seeing Venus' vaccine PSA videos. Will Smith just teamed up with her and Serena to promote his Oscar bait movie about their father on Instagram.

by Anonymousreply 158October 21, 2021 6:17 PM

[quote] Misery Team or Lil' Diego Team?

Another tough one. I’ll go with Misery given that he’s on the comeback trail.

by Anonymousreply 159October 21, 2021 6:22 PM

Lil' Diego got the first one. Misery is surprising me.... 2 hip operations and still runs and fights like crazy. Hats off to Misery.

by Anonymousreply 160October 21, 2021 6:51 PM

notable results today:


Nakashima def. Laaksonen 7-6(5) 6(5)-7 6-3

Schwartzman def. Murray 6-4 7-6(6)

Fuscovics upsets RBA 6(5)-7 6-3 6-1

Harris def. Struff 6-2 6-3


Halep def. Kudermetova 6-1 7-6(4)

Vondrousova def. Tsurenko 6-3 6-3

Sakkari def. Kalinskaya 6-2 1-0 ret.

Kontaveit def. Petkovic 6-1 6-4

Simon def. McDonald 6-3 6-2

Karatsev def. Gerasimov 6-4 6-3

Mannarino upsets Rublev 5-7 7-6(4) 6-3

Martinez upsets Krajinovic 6-3 6-4


Osorio Serrano def. Sherif 6-4 6-2

Giorgi def. Kovinic 6-1 6-2

Begu def. Vekic 4-6 6-2 7-6(4)

Zheng upsets Tauson 7-6(4) 2-6 6-4

by Anonymousreply 161October 22, 2021 1:49 AM

Fucksovics team!

Defeating Tauson is considered an upset?

by Anonymousreply 162October 22, 2021 1:52 AM

R162 Tauson was a seed in Tenerife. She also has won 2 titles this year while Zheng has struggled

by Anonymousreply 163October 22, 2021 1:56 AM

Thanks, R163.

by Anonymousreply 164October 22, 2021 2:10 AM

Henri Laaksonen is hot. I hadn't seen him before.

by Anonymousreply 165October 22, 2021 2:53 AM

R164, I was about to post the same thing.

Nakashima is the Asian Wawrinka with his pockmarked face.

by Anonymousreply 166October 22, 2021 2:55 AM

Is Fuscovics the hot muscular one? I thought he was a DL boyfriend.

by Anonymousreply 167October 22, 2021 6:11 AM

Yes, R167.

by Anonymousreply 168October 22, 2021 6:15 AM

Henri Laaksonen reminds me of former Doctor Who Peter Capaldi.

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by Anonymousreply 169October 22, 2021 6:16 AM

[quote]lmao Djokovic is 1 of those people who just completely snapped after becoming quite rich and influential. He thinks conventional knowledge doesn't apply to him and he knows mystical shit we don't know.

Agreed. Steve Jobs being another one of those who believed that conventional knowledge doesn't apply to them. Hence the reality distortion field around him. Hence the bizarre macro diet to cure his cancer.

by Anonymousreply 170October 22, 2021 9:45 AM

Musetti is HAF.

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by Anonymousreply 171October 22, 2021 11:38 AM

yes, but shame about that mole, so gross.

by Anonymousreply 172October 22, 2021 3:31 PM

Vapid much r172?

by Anonymousreply 173October 22, 2021 3:38 PM

discerning, r173

by Anonymousreply 174October 22, 2021 5:39 PM

today's results:


Brooksby def. Davidovich Fokina 7-5 6-0

Schwartzman def. Nakashima 6-4 6-2

Sinner def. Rinderknech 6-4 6-2

Harris def. Fucsovics 6-2 7-5


Sakkari def. Halep 6-4 6-4

Kontaveit upsets Muguruza 6-1 6-1

Alexandrova upsets Sabalenka 6-3 6-4

Vondousova def. Pavlyuchenkova 6-4 6-2

Karatsev def. Simon 6-4 6-3

Khachanov def. Millman 7-5 7-6(4)

Cilic def. Martinez 6-1 6-2

Berankis def. Mannarino 6-2 7-6(1)


Osorio Serrano def. Zheng 7-5 6-1

Giorgi def. Rus 6-1 6-1

Li def. Begu 7-5 7-5

Cornet def. Schmiedlova 6-3 6-3

by Anonymousreply 175October 22, 2021 9:34 PM

Wow, Lovely Lloyd took down Fucksovic? That's a good win.

by Anonymousreply 176October 22, 2021 10:06 PM

[quote] Wow, Lovely Lloyd took down Fucksovic

There’s no such thing as a lovely Lloyd.

by Anonymousreply 177October 23, 2021 12:54 AM

Sakkari looked good against Halep, she was actually up 5-1 in the second set but went walkabout. She is coming for these bitches at the YEC (I think she still has most top ten wins this year already), probably just to choke in the SF or F.

Osorio Serrano is a delight to watch and actually makes tennis look fun.

Brooskby has had a great second half of the season, I wonder if he can carry this form into Australia with a surprise deep slam run (after a good off season).

Karen Hemsworth is cute (other than the teeth) but I find him so unconvincing when I watch him. He seems to either barely scrape over the line to a win, or lose quite harshly.

by Anonymousreply 178October 23, 2021 4:48 AM

I saw her!!!!! However, they won't be playing in front of fans.

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by Anonymousreply 179October 23, 2021 10:10 AM

Simona talked about the importance of being vaccinated

by Anonymousreply 180October 23, 2021 10:25 AM

Sakkari's dress genuinely looks like a pattern of fried eggs.

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by Anonymousreply 181October 23, 2021 12:14 PM

R180 - well, Simona is the Eastern European equivalent of a WASP. The city I am currently living in and, where the match will be held, is the ONLY city in Romania besides the capital that has an over 50% vaccination rate. Nobody without a green pass attesting to being fully vaccinated or having had COVID in the last 180 days can, as of Monday, go anywhere except to the supermarket, pharmacy, church, or doctor. Simona has been a spokesperson for the local vaccination campaign and an avid supporter of medical personnel on the frontlines. This is why my roommate says she can't believe that the first Eastern European First Lady was trash like Melania and not someone normal like Simona. Personally, I think that says more about the party and president we had than anything.

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by Anonymousreply 182October 23, 2021 12:18 PM

Jenson Brooksby just changed his shirt on-court and, when he took it off, I thought he was wearing a tighter white t-shirt underneath. He is that pale. He already has the whitest name in the history of the world so I guess it is appropriate he has the pallor to match.

by Anonymousreply 183October 23, 2021 5:40 PM

R183 I was literally blinded when he took his top off! My whites don't come out that white after a boil wash!

by Anonymousreply 184October 23, 2021 5:48 PM

Good to see Lil' Diego playing into some form at the end of the year. Sinner's been scarily good this week, but I'm hoping Diego can push it over the line tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 185October 23, 2021 6:06 PM

A Brooksby v Sinner final would've been the palest final in ATP history.

by Anonymousreply 186October 23, 2021 6:19 PM

Sinner has chances to qualify for the nitto finals but he'll need to win and do very well in Paris, because even winning he is 200 points behind Ruud and Hurkacz (Hubert will face Murray in Viena's first round).

Felix chances are only doing amazingly well at Paris

by Anonymousreply 187October 23, 2021 7:26 PM

Results today:


Schwartzman def. Brooksby 6-4 6-0

Sinner def. Harris 6-2 6-2


Alexandrova upsets Sakkari 4-1 ret.

Kontaveit def. Vondrousova 6-3 6-4

Karatsev def. Khachanov 7-6(1) 6-1

Cilic def. Berankis 6-3 6-4


Osorio Serrano upsets Giorgi 6-4 7-5

Li def. Cornet 6-2 6-1

by Anonymousreply 188October 23, 2021 7:36 PM

next week's draws are out:

Vienna has the best draw by far

notable first rounds:

#1 Tsitsipas vs. Dimitrov

Monfils vs. WC Musetti

#8 Schwartzman vs. Fognini

#4 Ruud vs. Harris

Garin vs. Sonego

#7 Sinner vs. Opelka

#5 Hurkacz vs. Murray

Evans vs. Alcaraz

Basilashvili vs. PCB

Norrie vs. Fucsocvics

#2 is Zverev, #3 is Berrettini and #6 is FAA

Courmayeur, Italy

only notable first round is Vekic vs. Yastremska

seeds are #1 Jabeur, #2 Giorgi, #3 Samsonova #4 Martic #5 Tauson #6 Riske #7 Paolini and #8 Zhang


no notable first rounds

#1 Halep will play Ruse

#5 Tomljanovic will play Potapova

#3 Raducanu will play Hercog

#2 is Kontaveit #4 is Teichmann #5 is Tomljanovic #6 is Kostyuk #7 is Begu #8 is Kalinina

St. Petersburg

only notable

first rounds are #6 Khachanov vs. Mannarino

Cilic vs. Ramos-Vinolas

#1 is Rublev #2 is Shapovalov #3 is RBA #4 is Karatsev #5 is Fritz #7 is Bublik #8 is Korda

by Anonymousreply 189October 23, 2021 7:48 PM

R187, doesn't Sinner have to defend 450 points that will otherwise drop before Nitto, while Felix only has 90 to defend? Norrie could also be a spoiler. With all of the changes in the ATP ranking/points system, it's rough to decipher what's what.

by Anonymousreply 190October 23, 2021 8:32 PM

Anyway, Ruud and Hurkacz are the clear favourites to those two spots. Felix had a big oportunity at Indian Wells, but that second round loss screw things up

by Anonymousreply 191October 23, 2021 8:57 PM

[quote] 5 foot 7, generously, Diego Schwartzman.

on Tennis Channel.

by Anonymousreply 192October 23, 2021 10:24 PM

Glad for lil Diego but I don't see him taking down Sinner.

by Anonymousreply 193October 23, 2021 10:33 PM

[quote] My whites don't come out that white after a boil wash!

You actually do boil washes in the 21st century?

by Anonymousreply 194October 24, 2021 12:29 AM

K. Hemsworth looks like he wears makeup on court.

by Anonymousreply 195October 24, 2021 1:06 AM

Shhh, R194. I believe that there are people on DL who make their own soap. Possibly their own ice cream, too.

by Anonymousreply 196October 24, 2021 1:48 AM

According to the FB post in the other thread, this production company had workers walk off other sets too, in 2 other films, the Armouer worked on one of them.

by Anonymousreply 197October 24, 2021 2:58 AM

sorry wrong thread

by Anonymousreply 198October 24, 2021 2:58 AM

How did Boris Becker’s bankruptcy go? What did he do with all that fucking cheddar?

by Anonymousreply 199October 24, 2021 3:01 AM

Becker has now been reduced to hosting an online tennis academy, offering online tennis lessons for £39.99. The package will provide students with 10 lessons, where they will be taught "the basics of tennis". The course will be available on the topleveltennis.com website and are geared towards all levels of players. The introduction to the course reads, "The basics of tennis play a crucial role not only for amateurs but also for advanced players. Learn from the tennis legend how to fulfil your potential!"

by Anonymousreply 200October 24, 2021 3:23 AM

What did Becker do with his money? From the looks of him, I'd guess he ate and drank it all away

that and have too many kids

by Anonymousreply 201October 24, 2021 3:24 AM

Does he have “a” Cameo or “an” Onlyfans?

by Anonymousreply 202October 24, 2021 3:25 AM

Becker's bankruptcy was meant to last a year in 2017 but it was extended by 12 years (until 2031) when it was discovered he had hidden £4.5 million worth of assets and transactions.

Hilariously, he tried to claim diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings claiming that he was a sports ambassador for the Central African Republic (CAR) but the CAR's foreign minister said that the role didn't even exist and that Becker's CAR passport was among a number that had been stolen. :S

As for where the money went, he lost a lot to bad investments, especially questionable ones in the Nigerian oil industry. He was sued for £1.5m when his online sports company failed. Expensive relationship settlements - his first wife got £10m and a £1.8m home, while he paid a multi-million settlement to provide for a child conceived with a Russian model in London’s Nobu restaurant. Luxury homes e.g. a £5m luxury home in Wimbledon, a £1m London flat for his daughter. It goes on..

by Anonymousreply 203October 24, 2021 3:47 AM

R202 you inspired me to look

Becker is listed if you search his name but right now he's "temporarily unavailable"

A very odd mix of tennis players are on Cameo lol

Ivan Lendl

Patrick McEnroe

Donald Young

Paul Annacone

Rennae Stubbs

Johanna Konta

Madison Keys

Dustin Brown

Shelby Rogers

Brad Gilbert

Andreas Seppi

Tracy Austin

Noah Rubin

James Blake

Coco Vandeweghe

Charlotte Bouchard (Genie's sister)

Nicholas Monroe

Vika Azarenka

the Bryan Brothers

Henri Leconte

Marcelo Rios

Ivo Karlovic

Feliciano Lopez

Nick Bollettieri

Taylor Townsend

Marcos Baghdatis

Taylor Fritz

Jo-Wilifried Tsonga

Kirsten Flipkens

Pablo Andujar

Marcelo Melo

Mackenzie McDonald

and some real random lower ranked players

If you want some entertainment check out the previews. The thought of Lendl cheerily wishing someone a happy birthday is hilarious to me

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by Anonymousreply 204October 24, 2021 4:18 AM

Nick K is on there too.

by Anonymousreply 205October 24, 2021 4:26 AM

Boris Becker parents, relatives and friends were vehemently against that marriage. And yet he married that woman just out pure defiance.

We all knew how that would end. Serves him right.

by Anonymousreply 206October 24, 2021 5:27 AM

I don't think lil Diego is 5´7 at all, he looks more like 5´5

by Anonymousreply 207October 24, 2021 11:31 AM

R196 - I know there is a queen on here who makes his own sausages (actually a good thing), so anything is possible. Too bad this site is anonymous, because it is full of older bottoms with good cooking and homemaking skills. I USED to think I would be forced to throw in my lot with a woman if LA gays are any indication of what awaits me after 50, but I guess I need to expand my search nationwide when I get back home. I may find a DL housefrau somewhere.

by Anonymousreply 208October 24, 2021 12:38 PM

Sinner routines lil Diego 2 and 2

by Anonymousreply 209October 24, 2021 5:13 PM

final results today:


Sinner def. Schwartzman 6-2 6-2 for his 4th title of the year and 5th overall


Kontaveit def. Alexandrova 4-6 6-4 7-5 for her 3rd title of the year and 4th overall

Karatsev def. Cilic 6-2 6-4 for his 2nd title of the year and overall


Li def. Osorio Serrano 6-1 6-4 her 1st title

by Anonymousreply 210October 24, 2021 6:50 PM

Unvaxxed players will be able to play AO

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by Anonymousreply 211October 24, 2021 10:00 PM

^ good

by Anonymousreply 212October 24, 2021 10:23 PM

^"This could be subject to change if the Victoria or Australia government declares differently (ie to require vaccination for entry), but this is the information WTA players are currently getting."

by Anonymousreply 213October 24, 2021 10:37 PM

Five titles for Sinner

Zero for FAA

by Anonymousreply 214October 25, 2021 4:54 AM

R214, your posts have a lot in common with ESL's.

by Anonymousreply 215October 25, 2021 5:23 AM

R215, based on some of the posts on Gays and Tennis threads ESL is still with us.

by Anonymousreply 216October 25, 2021 5:25 AM

to date, Ruud has won the most ATP titles this year with 5

Djokovic, Medvedev, Zverev and Sinner are all tied with 4

but of course the size of the titles is not the same for each

by Anonymousreply 217October 25, 2021 5:30 AM

Dan Andrews likes to flex his muscle but sooner or later he will buckle under the pressure of sponsors.

After all tennis Australia tried really hard to keep AO in Australia.

There were some talks for it's temporary relocation.

More than thirty five percent men and women on tennis tours have not been vaccinated.

AO can not afford to face boycott of almost half of ATP and WTA players.

by Anonymousreply 218October 25, 2021 6:18 AM

Kontaveit is having a very good season - three titles this season now. She recently switched to Dmitry Tursunov (remember him?) as her coach. Tursunov used to coach Sabalenka (aka She-hulk). He's said that he wants Kontaveit to be more aggressive.

FWIW, at the Kremlin Cup final yesterday Alexandrovna played really well for the first set and was up 4-0 in the second set - totally outclassing Kontaveit - but then acted as if her hip hurt her after every point so I think that she was effectively injured.

It's the Transylvanian Open in Romania next which I'm interested in mostly to see how Raducanu does.. I'm eager to see if her US Open win was a fluke run or not. The TO website hints to their spooky name - kinda love how it was actually a British author who had never been there who wrote Dracula, so there are all kinds of connections to be made here between Romania and Britain!

by Anonymousreply 219October 25, 2021 6:41 AM

[quote] She recently switched to Dmitry Tursunov (remember him?)

I remember his protected ranking going on forever

by Anonymousreply 220October 25, 2021 11:12 AM

The Kontaveit / Alexandrova (sp?) match was very entertaining, they were both crushing their groundies and they both move very well. But they both also play the same game. I don't think I saw one slice or drop shot or lob and I saw the last half of the match. No variety. Grip it and rip it.

by Anonymousreply 221October 25, 2021 11:37 AM

[quote]Dmitry Tursunov (remember him?)

I sure do.

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by Anonymousreply 222October 25, 2021 11:54 AM

Tursunov was (is?) a hawt piece of ginge ass.

by Anonymousreply 223October 25, 2021 12:06 PM

Tursunov: the Gay Panther!

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by Anonymousreply 224October 25, 2021 12:40 PM

He seems to be a great coach. Kontaveit's run reminds me of Sabalenka's in 2018 where she just collected win after win despite previously struggling to keep her big shots in the court. I imagine she will be less volatile than Sabalenka too who it was rumoured had an affair with Tursonov or at least a big crush (then again she was so much younger then than Kontaveit is now so it can be understandable she was a bit harder to coach).

The final of the Transylvania Open is on Halloween! I wonder what sort of spooky WTA result the tournament has in store for us.

by Anonymousreply 225October 25, 2021 12:52 PM

Yes, R225, I was just going to ask about that. I vaguely recall how some of Sabalenka's emails were leaked or something.

I think Tursonov could do better, but, I've always had an eye on him.

by Anonymousreply 226October 25, 2021 12:55 PM

I just googled and he's married to someone with no background in tennis and they had a baby called Agnes born in 2019. I can imagine the women he coaches getting crushes on him though. Sabalenka said in an interview that he told her to think more tactically.

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by Anonymousreply 227October 25, 2021 4:10 PM

Why do the Russian tournaments always look like cheesy trash versions of Cirque du Soleil?

by Anonymousreply 228October 25, 2021 5:24 PM

Hubie Joy Team or Murray Misery Team?

by Anonymousreply 229October 25, 2021 5:43 PM

Misery team.

by Anonymousreply 230October 25, 2021 5:52 PM

Tursunov is very good looking with a decent body but back when he was a player sometimes his comedy schtick came off as immature and jerkish. I'm actually surprised that he's a decent coach

by Anonymousreply 231October 25, 2021 5:59 PM

Misery team!

by Anonymousreply 232October 25, 2021 6:43 PM

R222 Oh the times when young Grigor was really young (and most people thought he was gay)

by Anonymousreply 233October 25, 2021 7:42 PM

R233 he is not?

by Anonymousreply 234October 25, 2021 7:44 PM

Murray defeated Hurkacz and the polish chances of getting into the nitto finals complicated a lot. Ruud could seal the deal if he does a good tournament and Sinner could be a threat too

by Anonymousreply 235October 25, 2021 8:48 PM

Do you think Russian asshole got his mole removed? I notice a band aid on it! It's in his insta stories!

by Anonymousreply 236October 25, 2021 8:53 PM

R235, if we factor in points dropping before Nitto, Sinner at 2930 is well behind Hurkacz at 3356 and FAA at 3196, and he's barely ahead of Norrie at 2895. Of course there's still a lot of ground for them all to cover before November 14th.

by Anonymousreply 237October 25, 2021 9:18 PM

Rublev and Matteo just qualified

Not sure if Nole would play YEC

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by Anonymousreply 239October 26, 2021 12:58 AM

Notable results today:


Tomljanovic def. Potapova 6-2 5-7 7-5

Gasanova upsets Teichmann 4-6 6-0 7-5


Bolsova-Zadoinov upsets Hsieh 6-1 6(2)-7 6-4

Tauson def. Voegele 6-2 6-2

Yastremska def. Diatchenko 6-3 6-1

St. Petersburg:

Korda def. Serdarusic 7-6(2) 7-5


Berrettini def. Popyrin 7-6(3) 6-3

Murray upsets Hurkacz 6-4 6(9)-7 6-3

de Minaur def. Anderson 6-3 7-6(3)

Alcaraz def. Evans 6-4 6-3

Basilashvili def. PCB 7-5 4-6 6-3

by Anonymousreply 240October 26, 2021 2:13 AM

Now I’m excited to see if Med did get that mole removed!

Fingers crossed. It was hard to look at him…

by Anonymousreply 241October 26, 2021 2:17 AM

[quote] Do you think Russian asshole got his mole removed? I notice a band aid on it! It's in his insta stories!

We certainly hope that's the case.

[quote] It was hard to look at him…


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by Anonymousreply 243October 26, 2021 3:57 AM


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by Anonymousreply 244October 26, 2021 4:37 AM

Lol, the Transylvanian Open gave their players a gift box that includes garlic and lavender. I'm not sure what the bottles are though?

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by Anonymousreply 245October 26, 2021 6:06 AM

They seem to have a professional vampire on site appearing in the stands which is funny too. Milking it.

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by Anonymousreply 246October 26, 2021 6:10 AM

[quote] I'm not sure what the bottles are though?

Blood of course. Hahahahaha!

by Anonymousreply 247October 26, 2021 6:13 AM

Damn, we can't get one ATP player to come out but the WTA even get their very own gay vampire to help with the coin toss etc. It's so unfair.

by Anonymousreply 248October 26, 2021 11:02 AM

Porna is so fucking hawt. Where has be been? Selling his bubble-butt to billionaires, or what?

by Anonymousreply 249October 26, 2021 11:51 AM

Borna's been injured but he's on the Croatian team for the upcoming Davis Cup Finals

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by Anonymousreply 250October 26, 2021 2:40 PM

R237 The points that matter are the ones you win this year, so if doesn't matter if you lose points from previous years. In previous years the rankings end being the same, but not this year because there are players who still have points from the frozen rankings.

Right now Hurkacz has 2995, Norrie 2875 and Sinner 2845 (if he wins his match he'll get 2880.

Felix has chances too but he needs to do very well here and in Paris and depends of other results

by Anonymousreply 251October 26, 2021 6:46 PM

I wonder whether Medvedev’s wife will also have her unsightly mole removed? Hers is worse than his.

by Anonymousreply 252October 26, 2021 6:56 PM

Austrian, Dennis Novak, is quite the dish! Why did I not get the memo?

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by Anonymousreply 253October 26, 2021 7:01 PM

R251, I understand how the rankings toward Nitto are cumulative just for this year's results, but aren't they still basing the qualifications on what the player's overall ranking is? Let's say that hypothetically FAA and Sinner both won no more matches in 2021 before Nitto, and Sinner fell behind Felix in the overall ATP rankings after his points from Sofia and that old challenger fell off in early November. Are you saying that wouldn't matter and Sinner would qualify anyway?? That makes no sense.

by Anonymousreply 254October 26, 2021 7:26 PM

R254 Not this year, in fact Felix used to be ahead of Sinner in the ranking (not anymore ater Jannick won last week) but he was behind in the ranking for the nitto finals.

Generally both rankings are the same at the end of the season but this year will be different because of the frozen ranking points till August.

The prime example is Federer, if he wasn't injured and played two or three more tournaments there was a clear posibility of him ending in the top 8 but he was way behind on the nitto ranking so he wouldn't play the nitt finals.

Nadal decided to not play due to his injury, but he probably end out of the top 8 of the year even if he keeps clearly inside of the top 8 on the atp ranking (he is 5 right now while he is 8 in the road to Torino ranking)

by Anonymousreply 255October 26, 2021 7:43 PM

[quote]Austrian, Dennis Novak, is quite the dish

He's Thiem's BFF but mostly plays Challengers so he doesn't get that much media attention

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by Anonymousreply 256October 26, 2021 7:43 PM

I don't remember who Thiem is.

by Anonymousreply 257October 26, 2021 8:34 PM

Notable results today:


Raducanu def. Hercog 4-6 7-5 6-1


Vekic def. Zheng 7-6(1) 6-2

Samsonova def. Wagner 6-3 6-0

St. Petersburg:

Fritz def. Ruusuvuori 6-1 6-4

McDonald def. Gerasimov 7-5 6-4

Paul def. Martinez 6-3 6-2


Zverev def. Krajinovic 6-2 7-5

Tiafoe def. Lajovic 6-4 6-4

Tsitsipas def. Dimitrov 7-6(6) 6-4

Norrie def. Fucscovics 7-6(4) 6-1

Ruud def. Harris 7-5 7-6(2)

FAA def. Berankis 6-3 6-2

by Anonymousreply 258October 26, 2021 8:38 PM

Apparently A. Zverev's new gf was in his box (M. Zverev too)

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by Anonymousreply 259October 26, 2021 8:46 PM

not gonna lie: R256's pic just gave me a boner

by Anonymousreply 260October 26, 2021 11:29 PM

Is M. Zverev officially retired?

by Anonymousreply 261October 26, 2021 11:49 PM

Today seems to be Italy day in Vienna. Opelka v Sinner (Sinner team here); Monfils v Musetti (Musetti needs to sit on my face, STAT); and Basilasvili v Berrettini (wifebeater needs a beatdown).

by Anonymousreply 262October 27, 2021 11:21 AM

[quote]Musetti needs to sit on my face, STAT

the line starts behind ME, hussy

by Anonymousreply 263October 27, 2021 11:55 AM

R263 Guest list here, bitches. Back the fuck up!

by Anonymousreply 264October 27, 2021 12:09 PM

He'll only do it if you kiss his mole first

Thiem has been told he is not allowed to attend his home event at the Vienna Open due to being unvaccinated

“I haven’t been vaccinated yet,” Thiem stated. “I want to wait for the Novavax vaccine because I heard from my doctor that it should be really good. If it works out by the end of November, I’ll have it vaccinated. If not, I’ll get something else vaccinated.”

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by Anonymousreply 265October 27, 2021 12:12 PM

Misery Team or Stacked Carlos Team?

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by Anonymousreply 266October 27, 2021 12:32 PM

I want Carlos to drag him! He's still too young for me to thirst over him (yet) but I love his dynamic game and the strong netplay.

Kontaveit wins again, she is just a few matches away from stealing Jabeur's YEC spot at the last minute.

by Anonymousreply 267October 27, 2021 1:29 PM

[quote] Misery Team or Stacked Carlos Team?

Misery team.

by Anonymousreply 268October 27, 2021 3:34 PM

Alcaraz beats Misery 6-3,6-4

by Anonymousreply 269October 27, 2021 7:05 PM

Can't help thinking that NikoBasher and Berrettini would have toe-curlingly hot, flipfloppy sex together.

by Anonymousreply 270October 27, 2021 7:13 PM

Is Alcaraz the quitter?

by Anonymousreply 271October 27, 2021 7:15 PM


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by Anonymousreply 272October 27, 2021 10:03 PM

Are there any erstwhile players at Erste Bank Open?

by Anonymousreply 273October 27, 2021 10:08 PM

Notable results today:


Halep def. Ruse 6-1 6-2

Kontaveit def. Krunic 6-3 7-5

Cristian upsets Tomljanovic 7-6(5) 7-5


Li def. Rakhimova 4-6 6-3 6-4

Samsonova def. Bolsova 6-3 6-3

Tauson def. Gatto-Monticone 6-4 6-1

Yastremska def. Kozlova 6-1 3-6 7-5

St. Petersburg:

Struff upsets Bublik 6-3 6-3

Rublev def. Ivashka 6-4 6-4

Shapovalov def. Andujar 2-6 6-3 6-0

Khachanov def. Mannarino 6-3 6-3

Cilic def. Ramos-Vinolas 6-2 6-3


Monfils def. Musetti 7-6(2) 6-4

Schwartzman def. Fognini 6-2 7-5

Sinner def. Opelka 6-4 6-2

Alcaraz def. Murry 6-3 6-4

Berrettini def. Basilashvili 6(5)-7 6-2 6-3

by Anonymousreply 274October 27, 2021 11:56 PM

Sorry I missed Shapo v Andujar ... eye-candy-palooza!

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by Anonymousreply 275October 28, 2021 11:39 AM

Shapo, as I predicted years ago, is H.O.T.

by Anonymousreply 276October 28, 2021 7:23 PM

I saw the latest pic of russian asshole on his insta, no mole.

by Anonymousreply 277October 28, 2021 7:25 PM


by Anonymousreply 278October 28, 2021 9:14 PM

Emma Raducanu gifts her US Open trophy to the National Tennis Centre in London as a 'big thank you' for the LTA helping the British teenager claim a fairytale win in New York

Emma Raducanu has made a long term loan of her US Open trophy to the National Tennis Centre as a thank you for the support she received from the British game.

After making the last eight of the Transylvania Open on Thursday the Kent teenager revealed that she wanted it displayed at Roehampton in appreciation of the assistance she has had from the Lawn Tennis Association.

'I just think the LTA have done so much for me, and I wanted them to have it as a sign and a big thank you for everything they done, helping me through the young ages,' said Raducanu after defeating Romania's Ana Bogdan 6-3, 6-4.

'They took control in my development so it's a little gift. I haven't actually seen it yet. I got it shipped straight to the NTC so I can't wait to go. I don't know if it's there right now, but that's the address.'

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by Anonymousreply 279October 28, 2021 10:03 PM

Daddy Fritz tops Tommy Paul in St Petersburg


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by Anonymousreply 280October 28, 2021 10:20 PM

Frances Tiafoe comes back from 0-3 in the third to beat Tsitsipas..... Delicious. I love to see Tsitsipas angry, and he is antivaxx.... so

by Anonymousreply 281October 28, 2021 10:31 PM

I’m glad Tiafoe won.

by Anonymousreply 282October 28, 2021 11:45 PM

[quote] Shapo, as I predicted years ago, is H.O.T.

It’s fortunate he’s a good tennis player and is hot because he’s a dim bulb.

by Anonymousreply 283October 28, 2021 11:46 PM

[quote]because he’s a dim bulb.

and this is a bad thing how?

by Anonymousreply 284October 29, 2021 1:04 AM

I enjoyed joining in with the crowd chanting “Let’s Go Frances! Let’s go!”

Great comeback by Tiafoe to take it.

by Anonymousreply 285October 29, 2021 1:15 AM

Notable results today:


Kontaveit def. van Uytvanck 6-3 6-4

Halep def. Gracheva 6-4 6-2

Raducanu def. Bogdan 6-3 6-4


Li def. Frech 5-7 6-3 6-1

Vekic def. Zheng 6-3 6-4

St. Petersburg:

RBA def. McDonanld 6-3 6-2

Cilic upsets Khachanov 6-4 6(1)-7 6-4

Fritz def. Paul 7-6(3) 6-4

van de Zandschulp upsets Korda 6-2 7-5

Millman upsets Karatsev 6-3 6-2


Tiafoe upsets Tsitsipas 3-6 6-3 6-4

Zverev def. de Minaur 6-2 3-6 6-2

Ruud def. Sonego 7-5 4-6 6-4

Sinner def. Novak 6-4 6-2

Schwartzman def. Monfils 7-6(5) 4-6 6-2

FAA def. Norrie 2-6 7-6(6) 6-4

by Anonymousreply 286October 29, 2021 3:56 AM

Did we already lose all our DL boyfriends again?

by Anonymousreply 287October 29, 2021 4:04 AM

[quote]I saw the latest pic of russian asshole on his insta, no mole.

He must read DL then ;)

by Anonymousreply 288October 29, 2021 4:06 AM

[quote] I saw the latest pic of russian asshole on his insta, no mole.

A surprise to be sure but a welcome one.

by Anonymousreply 289October 29, 2021 4:11 AM

well moles can turn cancerous later in life. Given how much time tennis players spend outdoors playing and practicing in the sun, it would be a good move if Medvedev did in fact remove it. We'll know for sure in Paris next week

by Anonymousreply 290October 29, 2021 4:26 AM

R290 I just looked it up and removing moles doesn't reduce risk of cancer so it's purely cosmetic but yes, tennis player should be careful about the amount of sun exposure they get. Skin cancer is 4 times higher in Australia than in the US due to that.

by Anonymousreply 291October 29, 2021 4:31 AM

[quote] and this is a bad thing how?

Fucking Shapo would be like fucking a retarded person. It would be like having sex with someone who doesn’t have enough intelligence to consent. Dat would be da suck job!

by Anonymousreply 292October 29, 2021 4:57 AM

Stacked Carlos takes down Lovely Matteo in 3

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by Anonymousreply 293October 29, 2021 4:26 PM

Carlos = Quadzilla

by Anonymousreply 294October 29, 2021 5:40 PM

[quote]Fucking Shapo would be like fucking a retarded person.

OP ...and with that one sentence you have proven yourself to be low-functioning human being with a complete disregard for the sensitivities of the more vulnerable in our society.

But hey, don't let that bother you, everyone else will keep this same judgement of you to themselves and let you coast along on your ignorance

by Anonymousreply 295October 29, 2021 5:45 PM

Not today Satan

by Anonymousreply 296October 29, 2021 6:22 PM

[quote] Carlos = Quadzilla

Carlos = Quesadilla

by Anonymousreply 297October 29, 2021 6:45 PM

And Raducanu is out.

by Anonymousreply 298October 29, 2021 6:51 PM

Emma knocked out! 6-2 6-1 by Marta Kostyuk

by Anonymousreply 299October 29, 2021 7:26 PM

Lil' Diego and Tiafoe having a right old ding-dong in Vienna. Marvellous stuff.

by Anonymousreply 300October 29, 2021 8:12 PM

Able was I ere I saw Erste.

by Anonymousreply 301October 29, 2021 9:41 PM

Can Carlos take down the German?

by Anonymousreply 302October 29, 2021 9:42 PM

Come on Ruudboy. I'm getting sick of Sinner winning.

by Anonymousreply 303October 29, 2021 9:45 PM

Sinner isn't easy on the eyes but his game is.

by Anonymousreply 304October 29, 2021 10:22 PM

Results today:


Kostyuk def. Raducanu 6-2 6-1 interestingly Kostyuk said the USO final "was tough to watch" because she saw 2 players in her age group there instead of herself lol

Halep def. Cristian 6-1 6-1

Kontaveit def. Kalinina 6-3 6-1


Paolini def. Yastremska 6-4 7-6(4)

Tauson def. Li 3-6 6-4 6-2

Samsonova def. Kalinskaya 6-1 6-2

Vekic def. Wang 6-4 6-4

St. Petersburg:

van de Zandschulp upsets Rublev 6-3 6-4 Rublev kept making a fist like he wanted to punch someone or something lol

Cilic upsets RBA 6-4 3-6 6-3

Struff upsets Shapovalov 6-4 6-3

Fritz def. Millman 6-4 6-2


Sinner def. Ruud 7-5 6-1

Tiafoe upsets Schwartzman 6-4 7-6(6) Tiafoe almost choked a second set 5-1 lead

Zverev def. FAA 6-4 3-6 6-3 yesterday FAA was down in the second set tiebreak against Norrie 1-5 and 3-6 before turning things around so he might have been a bit tired today

Alcaraz upsets Berrettini 6-1 6(2)-7 7-6(5)

by Anonymousreply 305October 30, 2021 2:55 AM

Jack Sock has been golfing again at Trump National Golf Club Charlotte. He’s a repeat customer.

by Anonymousreply 306October 30, 2021 4:52 AM

Sock and Isner should do eighteen holes together there.

by Anonymousreply 307October 30, 2021 7:24 AM

Not good performances from Emma R in Indian Wells and Transylvania. Yes, the courts are slower there but she played horrifically and only didn't lose against Hercog (who is in a slump) because Hercog choked. It's still too early but so far I'm smelling another one slam wonder type.. or at least not someone who's going to win lots. I want to be proven wrong though!

by Anonymousreply 308October 30, 2021 7:42 AM

Poor Casper.

I wonder if he'd like me to toss his salad by way of consolation.

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by Anonymousreply 309October 30, 2021 12:12 PM

This tread has been paywalled. New thread below.

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by Anonymousreply 310October 30, 2021 5:11 PM

Thank you, R310.

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