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The Gays and Tennis Part 139 -- Another Week in Oz!

Welcome back, tennis fans!

As we get to the business end of the year's first slam, everyone is wondering:

Will Sabalenka complete their transition before Saturday's final?

Will Ben Shelton withdraw with an acute case of acne?

Will Our Tommy finally oblige his many fans and present hole?

Can anyone short of Jeff Gilooly stop Novaxx?

Well Jelena be cast as Violet in the next Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?

Will Jess Pegula win more fans, and win it all??

All these, and more pressing questions to be answered, as we soldier on down in OZ!!

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by Anonymousreply 600February 23, 2023 8:18 PM

Thanks for the new thread Ms. OP! I was just about to write one but you beat me to the pop.

Those are definitely the questions we need answers to!

Here's Last DL Boyfriend Standing, Tommy Paul, for a gratuitous bit of eye-candy to set us on our merry way.

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by Anonymousreply 1January 23, 2023 12:55 PM

bye JJ :-(

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by Anonymousreply 2January 23, 2023 12:56 PM

Osteopenia is quite the character- looks like Queen Victoria, way out of shape, clocks every ball- when in she wins, questions the line calls of a computer system… I gather she is universally disliked by her peers.

Not Tommy- great guy and a total cupcake!

by Anonymousreply 3January 23, 2023 1:03 PM

Thanks for the new thread, OP.

by Anonymousreply 4January 23, 2023 2:05 PM

So Wolf has a fanboy? He may not be trailer trash, but he sure looks like it.

by Anonymousreply 5January 23, 2023 2:57 PM

Good nutrition has given him some length of bone, R5.

by Anonymousreply 6January 23, 2023 2:59 PM

Jethro Jasper Wolf

by Anonymousreply 7January 23, 2023 3:09 PM

What can I say, R5. I like thicc mins.

by Anonymousreply 8January 23, 2023 5:29 PM

R8 = Pam Shriver

by Anonymousreply 9January 23, 2023 5:37 PM

Really sensational for Tommy Paul to beat RBA, wow. I just didn't think our Tommy had it in him. He's improved.

Thinking back to a chat I had last summer with a guy on Grindr who was a tennis player, said he saw Tommy naked in a locker room once and said he had a nice, big dick. So that's a lovely image.

Shelton is annoying, I agree, but fun for the game.

No one is beating Novak unless he gets injured. Wow--what a dismantling of Demon. Could Novak make a run at the calendar Slam again?

by Anonymousreply 10January 23, 2023 6:25 PM

I think JJWolf would be quicker around the court (and would therefore win more matches) if he got a smaller, lighter crucifix to hang around his neck. Still, you can never make it too obvious you're a bible basher.

by Anonymousreply 11January 23, 2023 6:25 PM

Three Americans in the quarters - and not even the top ranked ones - Fritz and Tiafoe. Not sure we have a future Slam Champ - but there’s a LOT of good Americans right now. Commentators seem to think Korda and Shelton are the best bet for future Slams - which doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll be the most consistent tour players.

by Anonymousreply 12January 23, 2023 6:40 PM

Watching Djokovic-Demon highlights. Holy Jesus, did Novak play well.

by Anonymousreply 13January 23, 2023 6:43 PM

I love Shelton's energy and ebullience. Even if it's collegiate and over the top, it's all good spirited and he speaks intelligently about game strategy, etc.

by Anonymousreply 14January 23, 2023 7:11 PM
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by Anonymousreply 15January 23, 2023 7:22 PM

K. Hemsworth team or Seb team?

Tsitsy team or Lehecka team?

Rublev team or “Nole” team?

Shelton team or Paul team?

by Anonymousreply 16January 23, 2023 9:25 PM

Rybakina team or Peppa Pig team?

Pegula team or Azarenka team?

ova, Plisk team or Linette team?

Sabalenka team or Vekic team?

by Anonymousreply 17January 23, 2023 9:28 PM

Novak could lose his left hand and still win this.

Ugh. He's so going to be the GOAT and I hate it!

by Anonymousreply 18January 23, 2023 9:29 PM

If so, goatiest GOAT ever.

by Anonymousreply 19January 23, 2023 9:39 PM

I am GOAT!

by Anonymousreply 20January 23, 2023 9:54 PM

[quote]he saw Tommy naked in a locker room once and said he had a nice, big dick

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by Anonymousreply 21January 23, 2023 10:10 PM

Karen H Team or Seb Team?

Titsy Team or Czech guy Team?

by Anonymousreply 22January 23, 2023 10:16 PM

Rybakina v Peppa is kinda 'Beauty and the Beast', isn't it?

At least comparatively.

by Anonymousreply 23January 23, 2023 10:19 PM

Djokovic is always well dressed on the court.

by Anonymousreply 24January 23, 2023 10:21 PM

His only redeeming quality, R24, other than tennis skills?

by Anonymousreply 25January 23, 2023 10:53 PM

My biggest issue with Novaxx is that he has really FLAT ass.

by Anonymousreply 26January 23, 2023 10:54 PM

:'-(

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by Anonymousreply 27January 23, 2023 10:58 PM

Like an aerial map of North Dakota

by Anonymousreply 28January 23, 2023 11:14 PM

yeah, definitely old man ass

by Anonymousreply 29January 23, 2023 11:23 PM

One of the Tennis Podcast hosts interviewed Ben Shelton after his win. Said, despite the kid giving multiple back-to-back interviews, he was unfailingly polite, firm handshake, gave long answers to have question. He was really impressed with how Ben carried himself in all his press duties.

Also, Ben said Tommy is the player who has most taken him under his wing.

by Anonymousreply 30January 24, 2023 12:38 AM

Is Ben the United States-version of FAA?

by Anonymousreply 31January 24, 2023 12:48 AM

R41, not even close. Ben wishes See, Ben is missing something Felix has, it's called Talent

by Anonymousreply 32January 24, 2023 12:54 AM

FAA + Mrs. Howell's sugar beets

by Anonymousreply 33January 24, 2023 12:56 AM

It's PorkyPiggy Time! So far Rybakina seems in control. Penko tends to sometimes go off the boil with over-hitting.

by Anonymousreply 34January 24, 2023 2:37 AM

Petunia's mumu this Aussie Open isn't as tragic as they normally are.

by Anonymousreply 35January 24, 2023 2:43 AM

I want to see Ostapenko hoist the winners trophy as the proudly rubenesque lades champion!

by Anonymousreply 36January 24, 2023 2:52 AM

Osterpenko.

by Anonymousreply 37January 24, 2023 3:14 AM

How can a tennis player be fat when she's running around all the time?

by Anonymousreply 38January 24, 2023 3:21 AM

[quote] How can a tennis player be fat when she's running around all the time?

Don't interrupt. I'm having a snack.

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by Anonymousreply 39January 24, 2023 3:26 AM

Weight is said to be 80% diet, 20% exercise so she's clearly pigging out. It's pretty easy to still eat too much when being fit and exercising regularly.

by Anonymousreply 40January 24, 2023 3:32 AM

Did Jelena Dokic eat Jelena Doric?

by Anonymousreply 41January 24, 2023 3:39 AM

Omg, what is Jelena Dokic wearing? Hideous, she looks like a big green toad.

by Anonymousreply 42January 24, 2023 3:40 AM

Peppa Pig out.

by Anonymousreply 43January 24, 2023 3:41 AM

Ostapenko is kinda spoiled, but I still like her. Her facial expressions are Oscar worthy!

by Anonymousreply 44January 24, 2023 3:43 AM

There is gonna be a half a dozen kangaroo burgers that will be paying the price for this loss and those "line calls".

by Anonymousreply 45January 24, 2023 3:46 AM

Why is there an obese woman doing the post match interviews? Its uncomfortable to watch. Watching her interview Rybakina was like Lena Dunham interview Taylor Swift.

by Anonymousreply 46January 24, 2023 3:48 AM

K. Hemsworth team or Seb team?

by Anonymousreply 47January 24, 2023 4:00 AM

Hemsworth mostly because I irrationally don't like Alice repositioning her band all the time and he's pretty easy to look at.

by Anonymousreply 48January 24, 2023 4:03 AM

[...]

by Anonymousreply 49January 24, 2023 4:20 AM

R38 Do you post on the SDMB?

by Anonymousreply 50January 24, 2023 5:22 AM

Break! Cmon K. Hemsworth, hold.

by Anonymousreply 51January 24, 2023 5:25 AM

"Is Ben the United States-version of FAA?"

He's tall and biracial. So in that aspect he's the US FAA.

by Anonymousreply 52January 24, 2023 5:30 AM

Korda-Hemsworth is pretty boring. It's like they're STILL feeling each other out. So Seb has a wrist injury?

by Anonymousreply 53January 24, 2023 5:31 AM

I give Jelana Dokic's obesity a pass only because she was majorly abused by her father - like cruel torture - and ate to cope. Plus she stopped being a pro athlete, so there's that - not as many calories burned. She seems sweet.

by Anonymousreply 54January 24, 2023 5:34 AM

K. Hemsworth ahead 2-0.

by Anonymousreply 55January 24, 2023 5:36 AM

I think we might be looking at a Khachanov semi...

*giggles*

by Anonymousreply 56January 24, 2023 5:37 AM

Yep, looks like Alice band's dream run is going to end, especially with that wrist injury.

by Anonymousreply 57January 24, 2023 5:37 AM

"[R41], not even close. Ben wishes See, Ben is missing something Felix has, it's called Talent."

What ? They're three year and change apart, which is huge in tennis time. They both play incredibly straight forward games - not a lot of nuance. Big serves, big forehands. Shelton has gone from like No. 560 to No. 43 in a year. Felix really isn't that much more talented. Better looking, yes. More accomplished because he's been on tour longer, yes. But truly more talented? I doubt that. And I'm saying that as someone who knows that Ben is a nice person, yet he annoys the fuck out of me.

by Anonymousreply 58January 24, 2023 5:39 AM

Seb walkover.

by Anonymousreply 59January 24, 2023 5:50 AM

Karen's chest hair peeking out over the top of his colour is hot.

by Anonymousreply 60January 24, 2023 6:03 AM

Boring matches today.

The "teams" have probably already been posted for today, but for Pegula, I'd suggest "Billionaire Girl's Club team".

by Anonymousreply 61January 24, 2023 6:05 AM

Looks like Billionaire Girl is the fav against Azarenka. I think she'd give Rybakina more trouble in a semi-final - would keep the ball in play more so Rybakina would have to keep serving great since she has a better serve.

by Anonymousreply 62January 24, 2023 6:08 AM

Or she could be Heineken Beer Girl. She really is so unassuming for a billionaire's daughter.

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by Anonymousreply 63January 24, 2023 6:11 AM

Felix (8/8/00) is just a couple of years older than Ben (10/9/02). It seems like more since Felix reached his first Challenger main draw eight years ago, and he's much more reserved and less demonstrative.

by Anonymousreply 64January 24, 2023 6:14 AM

I like Pegula. She's married and I'm wondering what the husband's situation is.

From Wiki:

"In 2021, Pegula married Taylor Gahagen, a corporate executive for Pegula Sports and Entertainment and an animal philanthropist.

In August 2016, it was announced that Pegula and her sister would be opening a quick-serve restaurant called Healthy Scratch in LECOM Harborcenter, an ice hockey-themed mixed-use development owned by her parents in Buffalo, New York. The Healthy Scratch business was to be expanded to food truck service in 2017. In 2017, Pegula introduced her own skin-care line called Ready 24."

This all sounds so "rich girl." A husband who works for her parents; "animal philanthropist," restaurant, skin care line.

She's like bizarro, not a bitch, Shiv Roy.

by Anonymousreply 65January 24, 2023 6:17 AM

R45, a half-dozen?

Bitch please. Maybe to start.

by Anonymousreply 66January 24, 2023 6:18 AM

[quote] a half-dozen?

[quote] Bitch please. Maybe to start.

She calls 12 kangaroo burgers "sliders" because they slide right down.

by Anonymousreply 67January 24, 2023 6:23 AM

Azarenka is playing so well - aggressive and accurate. Very enjoyable to watch so far but not good for poor Jess.

by Anonymousreply 68January 24, 2023 8:31 AM

Big Noise From Lehecka Team or Citybus/Greek Asshole Team?

by Anonymousreply 69January 24, 2023 8:50 AM

Shtefanosh Shitshipash.

by Anonymousreply 70January 24, 2023 8:53 AM

Citybus for me. I just need someone to be ABD (Anyone But Djokovic) and maybe - not likely but maybe - he can be ABD.

by Anonymousreply 71January 24, 2023 8:53 AM

Interesting stat there that Pegula stands significantly behind the baseline compared to Azarenka who on average actually is slightly in front of it. And when I see her come to the net which helps her finish off some points, I have a harder time imagining Pegula having the courage to do that either.

by Anonymousreply 72January 24, 2023 8:56 AM

R71 yeah, it's that stage of the tournament where actual preferences go out the window and you have to back whoever might beat either of The Great Satans Of Tennis: either NoVaxxx, or Kuntios (if he's actually bothering to play)

by Anonymousreply 73January 24, 2023 8:58 AM

OMG VIKA!

Pegula FLOPS massively!

by Anonymousreply 74January 24, 2023 9:53 AM

Ostapenko. That’s attractive.

by Anonymousreply 75January 24, 2023 10:27 AM

gotta love how Rod Laver always has a bunch of women surrounding him and sucking up to him.

by Anonymousreply 76January 24, 2023 10:32 AM

I'm really starting to like Lehecka - he doesn't seem to be intimidated by anyone.

by Anonymousreply 77January 24, 2023 11:11 AM

bye Peppa

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by Anonymousreply 78January 24, 2023 11:20 AM

St. Karen!

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by Anonymousreply 79January 24, 2023 11:24 AM

Didn't Tommy Paul spend time with Elton and his husband? I don't think Tommy is unaware of his appeal to gay men. Isn't his coach an once Courier love? I can still Brad Stine holding Jim's legs while he did sit ups.

by Anonymousreply 80January 24, 2023 12:05 PM

Bruce Weber photographed Tommy. He'd have to be an idiot not to understand his appeal to gay men.

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by Anonymousreply 81January 24, 2023 12:09 PM

And it looks like this year's version of Tsitsipas is Dollface Tsitsipas. He's just too cute for words, and his love for Melbourne and Australia comes across as sincere (as opposed to Djokovic's declared love for anything, which always reeks of insincerity and opportunism).

I'm rooting for the Greek guy now.

by Anonymousreply 82January 24, 2023 12:55 PM

Oh please. Still an asshole. Nearly took out a ballboy in a fit of petulance.

by Anonymousreply 83January 24, 2023 1:37 PM

The Greek players love Australia because there's a massive Greek population, especially in Melbourne, to cheer them on.

by Anonymousreply 84January 24, 2023 4:26 PM

Stef split

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by Anonymousreply 85January 24, 2023 4:32 PM

Pliskbot Team or Linette Team?

She-hulk Team or Vekic Team?

Our Tommy Team or Big Ben Team?

Ginge Pageboy Team or Novaxx Team?

by Anonymousreply 86January 24, 2023 10:18 PM

Pliskbot Team

She-Hulk Team

Our Tommy Team

Ginge Pageboy Team

by Anonymousreply 87January 24, 2023 10:42 PM

Indifferent

Indifferent

Tommy team because he’s more likely to beat Djokovic.

Rublev team because he’s more likely to beat Djokovic.

Thanks so very much for asking!

by Anonymousreply 88January 24, 2023 10:52 PM

I'm not sure about the beating Novaxx thing. Sometimes I think it takes the cockiness of youth to take these guys down. Like Rune in Paris. Shelton has nothing to lose. Not that Tommy is old, but he's not a newcomer like Shelton. Anyway, I'd love to see Tommy take Novaxx out, just thinking out loud.

by Anonymousreply 89January 24, 2023 10:55 PM

Linette defeats Pliskbot in straight sets.

by Anonymousreply 90January 25, 2023 2:29 AM

Sabalenka advances. Who's the fat girl interviewing players post match?

by Anonymousreply 91January 25, 2023 4:06 AM

Jelena Dokic - former world No. 4, ex WTA player.

I said earlier in this thread - I sort of excuse her obesity. Rough upbringing and a truly crazy, abusive father/coach. I don't know, but I'm betting she ate to cope and then she stopped playing and the weight gain probably spiraled. In her book she talks about nearly committing suicide. Upside is she's not isolating herself - that she's comfortable enough to be big and having people make comments, yet still be in public, tells me she's in an okay headspace. Given everything she's been through, she's probably not that worried about being fat. Not saying she wants to be fat, but just that she's suffered much much worse.

by Anonymousreply 92January 25, 2023 4:12 AM

Thank you, R92.

by Anonymousreply 93January 25, 2023 4:13 AM

R91 it's former pro Jelena Dokic who really porked up.

by Anonymousreply 94January 25, 2023 4:13 AM

Sabalenka is moviestar hot. And kinda pouty. If she were American she would be raking in endorsements.

by Anonymousreply 95January 25, 2023 4:17 AM

I've never watched Tommy Paul play outside of highlights. I don't know much about his game.

by Anonymousreply 96January 25, 2023 4:20 AM

Tommy team or Ben team?

by Anonymousreply 97January 25, 2023 4:25 AM

Am I the only American happy that Chris Fowler isnt on the announce team? He needs to talk too much and takes time away from the real tennis pros. And ESPN you suck for not putting the evening sessions on ESPN 2.

by Anonymousreply 98January 25, 2023 4:26 AM

R98, Fowler was on last week. So awful.

by Anonymousreply 99January 25, 2023 4:27 AM

Tommy Paul ahead 2 sets to 0.

by Anonymousreply 100January 25, 2023 5:55 AM

If Tommy can keep hitting to Big Ben's misfiring backhand, he's got this.

by Anonymousreply 101January 25, 2023 5:56 AM

Ass, Ass, Baby!

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by Anonymousreply 102January 25, 2023 6:12 AM

Holger Rune close up.

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by Anonymousreply 103January 25, 2023 6:23 AM

Rune abs and legs.

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by Anonymousreply 104January 25, 2023 6:24 AM

Tommy's SOOOOOOOOOO nice!

Makes a nice change from the brats and the psychos.

by Anonymousreply 105January 25, 2023 7:36 AM

Dr 'Drey Team or No Lay Team?

by Anonymousreply 106January 25, 2023 8:13 AM

Djokovic's shirt keeps making me think of the Croatian flag.

Already wiping the floor with Rublev.

by Anonymousreply 107January 25, 2023 9:24 AM

I like Nole's kit. It's the only thing I do like about him.

Acting like a psycho even tho he's cruising.

by Anonymousreply 108January 25, 2023 9:43 AM

Yeah, it's nice but he's Serbian? I could swear that I've seen similar designs on Croatian national teams. Lacoste not really thinking through things in my opinion.

by Anonymousreply 109January 25, 2023 9:54 AM

This is a rout.

🤮

by Anonymousreply 110January 25, 2023 10:03 AM

Moar, MOAR!

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by Anonymousreply 111January 25, 2023 11:24 AM

The McEnroe’s never STFU either, but at least John knows tennis.

by Anonymousreply 112January 25, 2023 1:10 PM

[112] He knows tennis but that scratchy Nu Yawk voice is annoying.

by Anonymousreply 113January 25, 2023 1:43 PM

Sablenka is hot stuff. Typical jock girl, have no idea how hot they are

by Anonymousreply 114January 25, 2023 4:28 PM

I havent noticed Lizsha calling Novaxx Novaxsh

by Anonymousreply 115January 25, 2023 7:52 PM

I wasn't going to post this because I didn't want to be redundant but look at these 2 pictures of 100 percent adorable Tommy who will have at least 60 percent of the crowd cheering for him.

Novak has a lot of enthusiastic fans (WHO HAVE NOTHING ELSE IN HISTORY TO CHEER ABOUT), but it's all been a little too easy. Tittypass will bring a fun Greek crowd for the final.

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by Anonymousreply 116January 25, 2023 9:32 PM

Which one do you want to see play, ATP honchos?

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by Anonymousreply 117January 25, 2023 9:33 PM

Novak's defense has been as good as I've ever seen it. Just getting to everything these guys can throw at him. Unreal.

by Anonymousreply 118January 25, 2023 9:40 PM

Yep, I think the mot juste there is "unreal".

by Anonymousreply 119January 25, 2023 9:46 PM

+ mendacity

by Anonymousreply 120January 25, 2023 10:01 PM

TsiTsi actually has the game to beat Novak - if Novak happens to be a little off. But not the mentality.

Paul has no chance in hell. Still, god bless him and his hotness.

by Anonymousreply 121January 25, 2023 10:04 PM

Our Tommy

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by Anonymousreply 122January 25, 2023 10:09 PM

Rybakina team or Azarenka team?

Linette team or Sabalenka team?

by Anonymousreply 123January 25, 2023 11:09 PM

I don't feel particularly compelled.

by Anonymousreply 124January 25, 2023 11:12 PM

Asharenka.

Shabalenka.

by Anonymousreply 125January 25, 2023 11:14 PM

I'm not staying up until 2:30 am CST to watch these matches. I wouldn't for the men's semis either but they start at 9:30 pm CST.

by Anonymousreply 126January 25, 2023 11:46 PM

[quote] I'm not staying up until 2:30 am CST to watch these matches.

Same here. I ain't watching dem bitches.

by Anonymousreply 127January 26, 2023 3:24 AM

Rybakina is my fav so I'm on her team. I really hope she wins the whole thing - she has beaten Swiatek, Collins, Ostapenko so far.. I don't like either Sabalenka or Linette :S

by Anonymousreply 128January 26, 2023 3:47 AM

Vika Team and Painting The Line(tt)s Team

by Anonymousreply 129January 26, 2023 6:41 AM

DL fave Tommy is so cute. Some nasty queens tried to act like he was a frat dude bro but he's actually quite sweet. John McEnroe says he's a really nice, sweet kid and super respectful. By all accounts he's actually very unassuming and shy almost. Some DLers judged him as a frat boy.

by Anonymousreply 130January 26, 2023 6:51 AM

Maybe this had something to do with it, R130.

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by Anonymousreply 131January 26, 2023 7:18 AM

He has very basic taste in women. Wasn't he dating an Instaho/Only fans chick before this one. Weird for a shy a guy.

by Anonymousreply 132January 26, 2023 7:22 AM

Such a classy family, truly dedicated to democratic values and enlightened views!

The Novaxx apple really didn’t fall too far from the tree.

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by Anonymousreply 133January 26, 2023 8:35 AM

It's too bad that I like Azarenka as well and really enjoyed how she played in the QF. I wish this was the final.

by Anonymousreply 134January 26, 2023 8:38 AM

Nasty DF as the first point for Rybakina but then she served three aces in a row. If she keeps serving like that....

by Anonymousreply 135January 26, 2023 8:51 AM

Jelena Dokic in a fetching (genuinely) powder blue suit this time.

by Anonymousreply 136January 26, 2023 10:34 AM

So happy for Sablenka . Hope she takes her first Grand slam in Australia

by Anonymousreply 137January 26, 2023 4:02 PM

Another reason to hate Novak! will never be a fan. I hope he doesn't win!

by Anonymousreply 138January 26, 2023 4:07 PM

I don't think Tommy is shy as much as super dense and doesn't know what to say. And in all fairness, he hasn't had to say much until now. But he sure is pretty. He comes across like he gets high a lot - even if he's not actually using.

by Anonymousreply 139January 26, 2023 4:59 PM

TItsy Team or K. Hemsworth Team?

Novaxx Team or Our Tommy Team?

by Anonymousreply 140January 26, 2023 5:58 PM

Titsy and Tommy-kins, all the way.

by Anonymousreply 141January 26, 2023 9:07 PM

Karen & TomPaul

by Anonymousreply 142January 26, 2023 9:10 PM

I want Tommy in my tushie Team If there's a miracle and Tommy beats NoVaxxx then Karen Team, if not, begrudging Greek Asshole Team.

by Anonymousreply 143January 26, 2023 9:19 PM

Would be great if Tommy could outgun Novaxx but very, very unlikely. Novaxx looks to be in top form. As for the ladies I hope Rybakina comes through - I cannot stand the noise generated by Sabalenka. She seems to screech before, during and after hitting the ball.

by Anonymousreply 144January 26, 2023 10:49 PM

I get Mary Woronov vibes from Sabalenka.

by Anonymousreply 145January 26, 2023 10:54 PM

[quote]Meet Paige Lorenze, stunning girlfriend of US tennis star Tommy Paul

Quite big tits!

by Anonymousreply 146January 26, 2023 11:49 PM

It’s hard. I hate Novak and Stafanos.

by Anonymousreply 147January 27, 2023 12:12 AM

[quote] I want Tommy in my tushie Team If there's a miracle and Tommy beats NoVaxxx then Karen Team, if not, begrudging Greek Asshole Team.

I’m with R143. I normally don’t like Citybus, but he has a better chance of beating Djokovic. So I’m Tsitsy team tonight. Normally I’d be K. Hemsworth team. I’m Tommy Team in the other match.

by Anonymousreply 148January 27, 2023 12:30 AM

Where is DjokerNole daddy tonight?

by Anonymousreply 149January 27, 2023 12:39 AM

I hate Chris Fowler. Mute mode for me.

by Anonymousreply 150January 27, 2023 4:19 AM

[quote] TItsy Team or K. Hemsworth Team?

[quote] Novaxx Team or Our Tommy Team?

Thanks very much for asking!

by Anonymousreply 151January 27, 2023 4:19 AM

Bleh, not seeing anything that could trouble Djokovic so far in this match.

by Anonymousreply 152January 27, 2023 4:33 AM

Tsitsipas has an expressive face and I like to watch him think. Plus he's hot.

by Anonymousreply 153January 27, 2023 4:57 AM

Sweet Tommy all the way. R139 even if he is a bit dense. Lots of these commentators and captains he has worked with say he is very polite, respectful, and unassuming with good manners that you have to think he's a nice guy. J. McEnroe loves him cause he says he's a really good kid.

by Anonymousreply 154January 27, 2023 6:27 AM

I don't think Tommy is as good looking as some say on DL. He looks plain and common to me, but I do hope he beats "Nole".

by Anonymousreply 155January 27, 2023 6:32 AM

DL could only assume R155 looks like a movie star.

by Anonymousreply 156January 27, 2023 6:34 AM

Citybus-K. Hemsworth goes into fourth set after K. Hemsworth wins third set 7-6.

by Anonymousreply 157January 27, 2023 6:34 AM

[quote] DL could only assume R155 looks like a movie star.

I certainly do not. I do, however, find many of the other players sexier and better looking with a lot more spice. Tommy looks like a frat guy of the type that can be found on many U.S. college campuses. Objectively good looking but very common and plain, nothing interesting.

by Anonymousreply 158January 27, 2023 6:36 AM

So how many games do we think Tommy can get off Djokovic? The average so far has been 8.4. Will you take the over or under?

by Anonymousreply 159January 27, 2023 7:01 AM

Citybus through to final.

by Anonymousreply 160January 27, 2023 7:05 AM

Come on TsiTsi!! Please find Jesus and defeat Satan aka Novaxx.

(Oh, and also please let you hot dad use my ass in whatever way he'd like.)

Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 161January 27, 2023 7:14 AM

Djokovic's father won't be attending the match tonight. Such a tacky family.

by Anonymousreply 162January 27, 2023 7:24 AM

I’m afraid Paul might end up with a breadstick and bagel combo.

by Anonymousreply 163January 27, 2023 7:29 AM

I respect Novax, but his dad is the purest trash.

by Anonymousreply 164January 27, 2023 7:58 AM

Agreed, R163. I refuse to even watch.

by Anonymousreply 165January 27, 2023 8:55 AM

2 games in and I'm out.

NoVaxxx seems to get the luck even when he doesn't need it.

by Anonymousreply 166January 27, 2023 8:57 AM

Tommy looks very tight, and not just in the good way.

by Anonymousreply 167January 27, 2023 9:06 AM

Djoker lost his serve and now his leg hurts... allegedly.

by Anonymousreply 168January 27, 2023 9:29 AM

5-5 - 4 straight games for Tommy.

DARE WE DREAM?

(probably not)

by Anonymousreply 169January 27, 2023 9:37 AM

did anyone else see that - Djokovic appeared to inhale something from a squeezy plain white bottle. I expected him to drink from it but he didn't, he put the tip into his mouth and squeezed it while his head was down.

by Anonymousreply 170January 27, 2023 10:29 AM

R170, it’s hard to say that was an inhale, you can squeeze gels or semi-solids that way.

by Anonymousreply 171January 27, 2023 10:46 AM

R171 The bottle was a large plastic sports bottle type of bottle. No way was that gels or semi-solids. Looked like a big water bottle except with a tip at the end, like sauce bottles sometimes have. Very very odd.

by Anonymousreply 172January 27, 2023 10:59 AM

Oh, and after that happened, he handed it over to a ball kid (probably so that she could hand it back over to his team although I didn't see that part. Ball kid seemed poised to cross the court at least instead of going behind him to refill it or throw it away).

by Anonymousreply 173January 27, 2023 11:07 AM

bye Tommy :'-(

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by Anonymousreply 174January 27, 2023 11:52 AM

Titsy in flight

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by Anonymousreply 175January 27, 2023 11:57 AM

That’s Novaxx’s “magic potion”, as he calls it. He has been caught on camera breathing in the contents of a sports bottle at various tournaments, and he’s never answered questions posed directly at pressers on the contents he snorts.

My theory is that it’s some alternative shit that probably occupies some grey area between doping and non-doping and that he probably believes it helps improve his chakras or meridians, or maybe even realigns the planets so they don’t allow him to be weakened by 5G cell towers trying to give him Covid. He’s one smart cookie, after all.

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by Anonymousreply 176January 27, 2023 12:01 PM

[quote]My theory is that it’s some alternative shit that probably occupies some grey area between doping and non-doping and that he probably believes it helps improve his chakras or meridians, or maybe even realigns the planets so they don’t allow him to be weakened by 5G cell towers trying to give him Covid. He’s one smart cookie, after all.

I doubt it. I recall way back in the day a gif doing the rounds showing Serena with a bottle with visible fumes emanating from it (I wish I knew how to find it now). It's probably some kind of banned stimulant. Hence getting the ball kids to liaise with his team to get it when on court too instead of him simply taking it on court with him.

by Anonymousreply 177January 27, 2023 12:07 PM

Another thing: check out these photos of Djokovic being handed a standard clear water bottle with pills taped onto it by his team while on court, assisted by ball kids again... so why is that happening whilst on court as well? Pills don't take up much room in a bag.

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by Anonymousreply 178January 27, 2023 12:11 PM

R177, I’ve seen Serena furtively using an inhaler, perhaps that’s what you’re thinking of. I think that for most aerosols to have a impact, you need a propellant.

by Anonymousreply 179January 27, 2023 12:23 PM

R179 It definitely wasn't an inhaler. From what I remember it was a regular type of bottle with the top off and you could literally see fumes coming from it. One of the most insane things I've seen. I genuinely wish I could find it but I don't know how to.

by Anonymousreply 180January 27, 2023 12:28 PM

This is me after 30 seconds of watching NoVaxxx on court =

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by Anonymousreply 181January 27, 2023 12:40 PM

Whatever it is that Novaxx ingests, no one’s buying that it’s above board.

He was born a cheat, and he’ll do whatever it takes to win.

by Anonymousreply 182January 27, 2023 1:08 PM

So Tommy won 8 games - just slightly below average. Surprisingly not-so-Young Grigor has got the most games off Djokovic so far (13).

by Anonymousreply 183January 27, 2023 1:32 PM

Each final airs at 3:30 AM EST. Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 184January 27, 2023 2:02 PM

Big question: will getting up at t he crack of dawn be worth it for the men’s final? I’m not even going to bother asking the question for the women’s final.

by Anonymousreply 185January 27, 2023 2:09 PM

Djokovic and Tsitsipas are two of the players I like least on the Tour, and two of the biggest cheaters, so definitely not going to bother watching the men's final. Better Tsitipas than Null to take it, though.

by Anonymousreply 186January 27, 2023 2:38 PM

I haven't watched a single match this year. The whole tournament has felt like a 2-week long coronation of Djokovic 10th title. I won't watch the final either as I don't care for the players. And of course Tsitsipas is a headcase and would lose it from 6/2 6/2 5/1 30-0 (which is probably exactly where Djokovic wants to have him). Gah!

by Anonymousreply 187January 27, 2023 3:09 PM

R186 why don't you and the Novak haters start following Donald Young in Pickleball? Probably a better fit for your pea sized brain.

by Anonymousreply 188January 27, 2023 3:12 PM

We were waiting for you to turn up, r188 / Mr Mensa. Nobody thinks you’re stupid for liking Novaxx, but you just have to insult the intelligence of those who find him personally objectionable. Apples and trees = Novaxx fans and Novaxx.

by Anonymousreply 189January 27, 2023 3:15 PM

I used to like Djokovic, R188, until he proved himself to be an unmitigated, irreparable, absolute POS per the link.

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by Anonymousreply 190January 27, 2023 3:23 PM

"LOVE ME LOVE ME LOVE ME!!!!" *acts like a conceited, imperious POS* "WHY DON'T YOU LOVE ME????" (Novak, rinse and repeat)

by Anonymousreply 191January 27, 2023 3:34 PM

He's not worthy of our love.

by Anonymousreply 192January 27, 2023 5:33 PM

is he doing poppers in order to feel da luv?

by Anonymousreply 193January 27, 2023 5:35 PM

I'm not a fan of tommy, that gf is not even cute with all that make up. usually these whores are good looking until they remove the make up. his taste is questionable.

I am rooting for greek asshole for the first time ever. I hope he takes many toilet breaks!

by Anonymousreply 194January 27, 2023 9:29 PM

What would happen if NoVaxx woke up with Covid tomorrow morning?

by Anonymousreply 195January 27, 2023 9:33 PM

I'm hoping the Greek Asshole crowd rile NoVaxxx up so much he blows up and defaults or has aneurysm.

#BeKind

by Anonymousreply 196January 27, 2023 10:26 PM

I think Titsy has the game to beat Novaxx.

The question is, does he have the head / nerves?

by Anonymousreply 197January 27, 2023 10:29 PM

R197, Titsy has a brilliant game, except for that weak backhand and a tendency to lose focus at odd moments. During his match against Lehecka (or whatever his name is), he suddenly went utterly blank for a point or two. A more experienced player would have capitalized on that.

R196, at this point, crowd toxicity fuels Djokovic. It got him over the finish line against Thiem.

by Anonymousreply 198January 27, 2023 10:39 PM

except for that weak backhand

His topspin BH is a good shot. He sometimes drops it short, but he doesn't miss a lot on it.

He should develop a good slice.

by Anonymousreply 199January 27, 2023 10:42 PM

"Big question: will getting up at t he crack of dawn be worth it for the men’s final? I’m not even going to bother asking the question for the women’s final."

I think if you love tennis, yes. If you hate Novak (as I do) and don't want to see him win, then no.

Tsitsipas technically has the physical game to make it a nominally competitive match, even take a set, and an outside chance of winning. I don't think he'll get destroyed as many on Talk Tennis (a robust tennis forum) seem to think. But, I see a looks-fairly-competitive-on-paper type score, but Tsitsipas never really ever gets a big enough lead (or a lead at all) or comes close enough to five sets to ever make it seem like Novak isn't going to win. 7-6, 6-4, 7-5, or 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 or something for Novak.

Citybus REALLY needs a consistent, low, knifing slice (like Fed or Steffi Graf) to bide his time to find position for his forehand. He has that slappy, inconsistent, high arch topspin backhand and he only throws in slices intermittently. Novak will pick on that.

We can only hope that getting closer to the Nadal's Slam total and winning his favorite Slam after being banned gets to Novak mentally, like his dismal performance against Medvedev at the US Open when he was trying to close out the Grand Slam. But, I don't think that's likely.

by Anonymousreply 200January 28, 2023 1:33 AM

R200, don’t mention “knifing”. It wounds.

by Anonymousreply 201January 28, 2023 1:41 AM

Rybakina team or Sabalenka team?

(Or I don’t care team?)

by Anonymousreply 202January 28, 2023 1:41 AM

^^ Haha, I suspect I'm the only one up and looking forward to the women's final.

The shock and awe final. Expect a lot of very short points. About 75% of points will probably be 0-4 shots.

Betting odds give Sabalenka the edge. She has an 0-3 HtH over Rybakina and is in good form (won the WTA Finals and then Adelaide this year). She has made 15 more errors than winners compared to 59 more for Rybakina on the way to the final.

In contrast, tennis fans seem to give Rybakina the edge. She will need to serve well which has statistically been better than Sabalenka's but it's probably primarily because she has already won a slam - Sabalenka's mentality is suspect on the biggest stages. Rybakina has beaten three former slam winners (Swiatek, Azarenka, Ostapenko) and one slam finalist (Collins) on her way to the final.

by Anonymousreply 203January 28, 2023 5:16 AM

Isn't Novak supposed to be "injured"

by Anonymousreply 204January 28, 2023 5:21 AM

As for who I want to win, anyone who manages to dodge being eaten like a ham sandwich by Ostaporko deserves it.

by Anonymousreply 205January 28, 2023 5:22 AM

[quote] As for who I want to win, anyone who manages to dodge being eaten like a ham sandwich by Ostaporko deserves it.

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by Anonymousreply 206January 28, 2023 5:25 AM

Oh shit, sorry. I got the WTA Finals result wrong. It was actually Garcia who beat Sabalenka. Ok, so that just kind of reinforces how she is suspect in the biggest matches.

by Anonymousreply 207January 28, 2023 5:27 AM

She-Beast Team!

I thin k she's due a slam, and she's actually quite charming in interviews.

by Anonymousreply 208January 28, 2023 6:47 AM

She really is, R208. Very self-effacing and full of good humor.

I think Ryba will win, but I want Saba.

by Anonymousreply 209January 28, 2023 8:47 AM

I don't actually, R209. It just made me think of the meltdowns going on over the past couple of weeks about the government allegedly 'coming for' people's gas stoves.

Is that OK with you? Do I need to run all my posts past you for pre-approval?

by Anonymousreply 210January 28, 2023 8:52 AM

Sorry R209 - totally wrong thread! Someone - not you - just dissed me in it!

by Anonymousreply 211January 28, 2023 8:53 AM

How many gay men are on Rybakina's team? (I doubt her coach is but the other dudes...)

by Anonymousreply 212January 28, 2023 8:55 AM

Who are the gays you suspect are on Rybakina team, R212?

by Anonymousreply 213January 28, 2023 9:02 AM

^ They’re European.

by Anonymousreply 214January 28, 2023 9:05 AM

Sabalenka looking like she got bottomed for the first time.

by Anonymousreply 215January 28, 2023 9:07 AM

Rybakina has a cute happy sort of a smile but she gives off slow vibes.

by Anonymousreply 216January 28, 2023 9:11 AM

Aryna!!!!

by Anonymousreply 217January 28, 2023 9:12 AM

Sabalenka looks so much more stressed than Ryby. Im taking Rybakina in 3.

by Anonymousreply 218January 28, 2023 9:55 AM

Sabalenka played much better than Ryba in the 2nd set but only won 1/7 breakpoints.

by Anonymousreply 219January 28, 2023 10:25 AM

This has been a great match Wish they forced the women to play best of five since they demand equal money.

by Anonymousreply 220January 28, 2023 10:53 AM

Go Aryna! You got this girl

by Anonymousreply 221January 28, 2023 11:05 AM

Congrats Saba. Great match!!

by Anonymousreply 222January 28, 2023 11:14 AM

I cried . Finally Sab.

by Anonymousreply 223January 28, 2023 11:16 AM

she hulk wins!

by Anonymousreply 224January 28, 2023 11:22 AM

R223 Hate to admit it but I got a little teary too. I hate to unleash my inner Cristiano Ronaldo.

by Anonymousreply 225January 28, 2023 11:22 AM

A really entertaining final. So stoked for The Hulkesse. She really held her nerve at the end.

by Anonymousreply 226January 28, 2023 11:32 AM

Dear God my ears! Sabalenka tone it way down doll.

by Anonymousreply 227January 28, 2023 11:38 AM

For me, today's match was the best of any women's Major final in recent history. Wow, Sabalenka had 51 winners to 28 unforced errors.

by Anonymousreply 228January 28, 2023 5:15 PM

Yeah, it was very good. For aggressive hitters, 50-50 ratio of UEs to winners is good tennis. This is very good/great tennis. And Sabalenka historically can play great tennis and also play pitiful tennis after going off the rails. So this was a nice surprise.

by Anonymousreply 229January 28, 2023 5:17 PM

Anyone missing Serena yet?

by Anonymousreply 230January 28, 2023 5:55 PM

I am

by Anonymousreply 231January 28, 2023 6:04 PM

She's gone, retried, and you're still trolling, R230. You miss her.

by Anonymousreply 232January 28, 2023 6:05 PM

Retired.

by Anonymousreply 233January 28, 2023 6:12 PM

I don't miss her at all

by Anonymousreply 234January 28, 2023 7:00 PM

She Hulk!

by Anonymousreply 235January 28, 2023 8:32 PM

Citybus team or "Nole" team?

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by Anonymousreply 236January 28, 2023 8:34 PM

Citybus

by Anonymousreply 237January 28, 2023 8:37 PM

Reluctantly Citybus Team

What a depressing Final!

by Anonymousreply 238January 28, 2023 8:38 PM

Rybakina and Sabalenka are both certain Hall of Fame inductees!

by Anonymousreply 239January 28, 2023 8:45 PM

Peppa, Peppa, Peppa

Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig

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by Anonymousreply 240January 28, 2023 8:49 PM

Citybus! Citybus!

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by Anonymousreply 241January 28, 2023 8:52 PM

I don't miss Serena, but I do miss Ash Barty.

So today's match was a match between two baseline power players. OK, so it was clean. I miss the occasional slice, the unexpected net approach, the occasional offensive lob...

by Anonymousreply 242January 28, 2023 10:13 PM

Will Margot Robbie be in Stephano's box tomorrow?

by Anonymousreply 243January 29, 2023 3:57 AM

Easily the best women's final in a long, long time. Man, I was riveted!

So happy Saba won. I love a comeback story.

Also did anyone see her presser after? She really seems like a great gal.

by Anonymousreply 244January 29, 2023 4:21 AM

DL fave Krejcikova wins the Women's Doubles!!!

by Anonymousreply 245January 29, 2023 6:01 AM

No-one who screams/grunts like that is a nice person, let's get real. They do it deliberately as a hindrance.

by Anonymousreply 246January 29, 2023 7:43 AM

hate novak's outfit

by Anonymousreply 247January 29, 2023 10:21 AM

hate novak

by Anonymousreply 248January 29, 2023 10:27 AM

He's been acting like an abusive psycho, staring and yelling at Goran a lot.

by Anonymousreply 249January 29, 2023 10:32 AM

Djokovic 2-0.

by Anonymousreply 250January 29, 2023 10:33 AM

FFS CITYBUS! He had him. He literally had him in that second set. Asshole's gonna asshole.

by Anonymousreply 251January 29, 2023 10:33 AM

I have insomnia and I'm still not watching the men's final. That current score and the likely result is as depressing as the women's final was fun to watch.

by Anonymousreply 252January 29, 2023 10:34 AM

R246 when the women do it it sounds like an amateur porn movie. When Novak does it its gross.

by Anonymousreply 253January 29, 2023 10:34 AM

Bag taken off court with him. Did he get his magic potion?

by Anonymousreply 254January 29, 2023 10:35 AM

Baaaaaaaaaaag.

by Anonymousreply 255January 29, 2023 10:38 AM

Finally, he takes an opportunity!

by Anonymousreply 256January 29, 2023 10:46 AM

Dame Edith Evans has questions...

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by Anonymousreply 257January 29, 2023 10:46 AM

The Novaxx haters always remind me of Doubt, when Amy Adams says, "You hate that he uses a ball point pen. You hate that he uses 3 lumps of sugar in his tea."

Subtext- It's not him, it's you.

by Anonymousreply 258January 29, 2023 11:03 AM

3 lumps of sugar in his tea = PSYCHO CONFIRMED

by Anonymousreply 259January 29, 2023 11:05 AM

No, it really is him.

by Anonymousreply 260January 29, 2023 11:08 AM

We don't need your condescending subtext explanation any more than we need Djokovic's insufferable arrogance, R258. And your analogy would be apt if not for Djokovic's utter solipsism as in R190.

by Anonymousreply 261January 29, 2023 11:12 AM

More JuJu Juice!

HE LITERALLY CAN'T FUNCTION WITHOUT IT!!!!

by Anonymousreply 262January 29, 2023 11:13 AM

Doubt is a great movie; makes me want to see it again. But it's based on stuff that isn't real while we have actual reasons...

by Anonymousreply 263January 29, 2023 11:26 AM

r261, Yeah this, massive eye roll times a billion, while stomping my feet.

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by Anonymousreply 264January 29, 2023 11:29 AM

Announcers: Citybus needs to take advantage while Novaxx is low.

Novaxx: 3 Love service games.

by Anonymousreply 265January 29, 2023 11:31 AM

Please humor us then, R264. What is it that you like about Djokovic?

by Anonymousreply 266January 29, 2023 11:39 AM

Oh wow, he's having a breakdown now.

by Anonymousreply 267January 29, 2023 11:45 AM

No Doubt now.

GOAT!!!!

by Anonymousreply 268January 29, 2023 11:49 AM

At this sad time for all civilised people, let us not forget EnzoGOAT!

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by Anonymousreply 269January 29, 2023 11:50 AM
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by Anonymousreply 270January 29, 2023 11:57 AM

More GOAT FACTS!

"Goat Eyes: Satanic ploy, or merely horrific crime against nature?

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by Anonymousreply 271January 29, 2023 12:05 PM

I demand that they reinstate his Wimbledon points.

by Anonymousreply 272January 29, 2023 12:06 PM

Novaxx

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by Anonymousreply 273January 29, 2023 12:16 PM

I just got up and his win doesn't surprise me. Now he's tied with Nadal at 22 grand slam wins so he'll keep going to best him. I hoped that Stefanos would beat him but didn't think that would happen. I'll watch the replay of the match on the tennis channel today.

by Anonymousreply 274January 29, 2023 12:42 PM

The women’s final was what Mary Carillo used to call Big Babe Tennis. My least favorite style of play. Each player stands on the baseline and bangs the &*#@ out of the ball. No style, no finesse, no touch. Just NO.

by Anonymousreply 275January 29, 2023 1:26 PM

HOORAY FOR NOVAK!! All you pathetic, live in your mom's basement losers cry me a river. He doesn't need his Wimbledon points, and he is still no. 1. You fuckers would tar and feather him if you could. At some point, it's just mental illness. Prayers to you losers.

by Anonymousreply 276January 29, 2023 1:37 PM

Titsipas just didn’t have the mental toughness - rather fragile actually. He needs to find a coach who is not his father. If he keeps dad he’ll always come up second best with the occasional solid performance.

by Anonymousreply 277January 29, 2023 1:49 PM

Mildly interesting - Jelena and his kids weren't at the AO but his parents were for the first time in 15 years.

Their marriage seemed to be in trouble before Covid and then I noticed that their shared anti-vax sentiment seemed to bring them closer but it may be reverting now.

by Anonymousreply 278January 29, 2023 1:58 PM

Boobs Out pointed to his penis when he won this time.

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by Anonymousreply 279January 29, 2023 2:12 PM

R279 Penis Pointing.

Will he go on Tucker Carlson and tell us about being a manly man? You know it's coming.

Christ on a bike...

by Anonymousreply 280January 29, 2023 2:22 PM

I wonder why Nole was so agitated? Poor old VisciousFannyItch got quite the tongue lashing on a few occasions. He was so delighted at the end when Nole approached his box of supporters - I guess his salary is safe for a while yet. I would have bitch-slapped Nole into the middle of next month for directing that behaviour at me.

That in short is why I will never be Nole’s coach.

by Anonymousreply 281January 29, 2023 2:28 PM

R281 Yes, it was particularly intense. I was thinking that there may be some backstory to that.

by Anonymousreply 282January 29, 2023 2:31 PM

What a sad week. Two pro-Russian pieces of shit get to do a victory lap while Ukraine continues to be terrorized.

by Anonymousreply 283January 29, 2023 2:36 PM

R278, I think it's safe to say that we're not going to see his parents--or at least his father--again. His original decision to banish them over a decade ago after they got out of hand was the right one.

by Anonymousreply 284January 29, 2023 2:41 PM

The only thing Novaxx’s father can do to get back in his son’s good graces is join the Wagner Group and join the fight for Donbas.

by Anonymousreply 285January 29, 2023 2:47 PM

And yet, R276, yours is the post that emanates strongly from multiple climes of the DSM-5.

by Anonymousreply 286January 29, 2023 3:59 PM

r 283 . Virtue signaling brighter than the bat signal.

by Anonymousreply 287January 29, 2023 4:24 PM

I hope Kyrgios is ready to play by The French Open. At this point, I think he's the only one who can beat him.

by Anonymousreply 288January 29, 2023 5:18 PM

Today I learned that having no patience for Russian sympathizers is virtue signaling.

Novaxx is a phenomenal tennis player. He’s easily one of the greatest male players of all time.

He’s also a vile piece of shit.

by Anonymousreply 289January 29, 2023 5:19 PM

Please show me one tiny bit of evidence of Sabalenka being pro-Putin.

by Anonymousreply 290January 29, 2023 5:20 PM

A true GOAT is respected for his achievements, thereby taking Novaxx out of the conversation completely. No matter how he tries to frame it, he did try to cheat his way in to the Grand Slam last year in Australia. And just like any health professional will tell you, when the patient tells you one or two drinks a day, assume at least twice as much in reality.

by Anonymousreply 291January 29, 2023 5:23 PM

R290, haters gonna hate

sad!

by Anonymousreply 292January 29, 2023 5:29 PM

oh please why did he point to his penis? it's so small!

by Anonymousreply 293January 29, 2023 6:30 PM

He was reminding people that despite his micro-penis that resembles a clitoris, he’s actually a man and he just won the men’s final.

by Anonymousreply 294January 29, 2023 6:35 PM

I'm glad I didn't stay up for it. About what I expected. No true blow-out sets, but still comfortable for Novak. Not a fan of Djoker, but kudos to him. Incredible player.

by Anonymousreply 295January 29, 2023 6:38 PM

R293, there’s a Spanish expression about how you achieve things: “head, heart and balls.” He pointed to his head and heart first. Alcarez recently got a tattoo with an abbreviated version of this expression.

by Anonymousreply 296January 29, 2023 6:44 PM

Djokovic's head has grown big enough to draw attention away from the other three atrophied items.

by Anonymousreply 297January 29, 2023 6:54 PM

Yeah, I hate Novak. It's not just his personality. I can't stand his boring game. (Unlike Fed, who I rooted agains, but marveled at.)

But he's the GOAT. Most slams, most masters 1000s, most weeks at number one, most year end number ones. Winning record against Rafa (barely) and Fed.

It's Novak, Rafa, Fed, in that order, now.

UGGGHHH.

by Anonymousreply 298January 29, 2023 6:54 PM

R290, Sabalenko has long come across as quite likable. She and her team have a fun vibe.

Yes, she is on good terms with the President of Belarus but that’s likely just a function of being a sports star in her country.

Hell, I live in the US and, for four years, I wondered what my non-US colleagues thought of me as they followed the exploits of our corrupt despot.

by Anonymousreply 299January 29, 2023 6:57 PM

R298 he's equal with Rafa on slams. Don't throw in the towel before you have to!

by Anonymousreply 300January 29, 2023 7:20 PM

Let's face it, in this outfit Sabalenka is the Tanya McQuaid (White Lotus) of the WTA Tour. She's Gay Icon!

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by Anonymousreply 301January 29, 2023 7:23 PM

I prefer gay icons who don’t kowtow to murderous dictators.

by Anonymousreply 302January 29, 2023 7:49 PM

[quote] Alcarez recently got a tattoo

Pity.

by Anonymousreply 303January 29, 2023 7:54 PM

R302 Wtf are you talking about? Please show me one single shred of evidence.

by Anonymousreply 304January 29, 2023 8:02 PM

I’m someone who was once targeted with malicious lies in my community (long story involving a nonprofit whose board i chaired).

I was stunned at the willingness of people to accept the word of a disgruntled (and deranged) former leader and not care about finding the truth. (You’ve no idea the extent of it.)

So I’m hoping we can be a little more careful in casting aspersions. You can write anything he lots will take it as gospel.

by Anonymousreply 305January 29, 2023 9:55 PM

I don't love Sabalenka's game (I prefer finesse players, like Barty), but I gotta give the bitch credit. She went from serving double-digit double faults to the Oz title. She's very likeable in her interviews and she behaves herself on court.

Good for her.

by Anonymousreply 306January 29, 2023 10:05 PM

R300, I'm realistic. Rafa just fell off the cliff. Happens to every major athlete. He can surely win another French. But that's it. And Novak has just about every other record and clearly is nowhere near the cliff.

So even if Rafa ends up tied or one ahead? Novak will still get GOAT status for everything else.

If Rafa was 34 instead of 36? He'd have a great shot. But reality is reality. Even if I hate it!

by Anonymousreply 307January 29, 2023 10:12 PM

Rafael Matos from Brazil won the mixed doubles. I'd never heard of him until today. Good looking guy.

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by Anonymousreply 308January 29, 2023 11:05 PM

^ a blond lefty with great hair and a nice tummy

I'm in !

by Anonymousreply 309January 29, 2023 11:07 PM

" I'm realistic. Rafa just fell off the cliff. Happens to every major athlete. He can surely win another French."

"Surely"? He was on his last legs starting at Wimbledon last year and he's never got back to normal. He could win the French again, but I don't think the chances are all that good. I was happy he got two Slams last year when it looked like he may finish with 20 Slams. I wonder how he approaches the year. Will he even bother with the late winter/spring hard court season or just try to recover and get in better shape and get ready for clay season in the hopes of adding another French?

by Anonymousreply 310January 29, 2023 11:09 PM

Not a big Nadal guy here but I have to give it up to him. This guy has a will that I’ve never seen in sports. He can mentally will himself to push through anything. What a champion mindset.

That said, it appears he my have hit a wall that he can’t scale, but I’ve seen him pull him body out of the fire many times.

by Anonymousreply 311January 29, 2023 11:15 PM

[quote]If Djokovic remains World No. 1 through the week of 20 February, he will tie Stefanie Graf's record for most weeks as World No. 1 in history (men and women) at 377. If the Serbian maintains top spot through the week of 27 February, he will break Graf's mark.

damm

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by Anonymousreply 312January 29, 2023 11:15 PM

Surprised that so many (or maybe it's one person) keep saying that Sabalenka is likeable. She gives me quite big 'bitch' vibes.

by Anonymousreply 313January 30, 2023 1:41 AM

I take no prisoners.

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by Anonymousreply 314January 30, 2023 1:50 AM

But that's "vibes" R313. Yeah, she has resting bitch face on court, she's emotional, she has that huge grunt. But, if you listen to her off-court - in basically any interview or press conference, she actually is quite likeable.

by Anonymousreply 315January 30, 2023 2:59 AM

R315 You know that saying - watch how people treat waitstaff to see what kind of person they are? Just basic reading of people.

by Anonymousreply 316January 30, 2023 3:16 AM

So you've "read" her and confirmed she's an uber-bitch? I can't confirm she's not, but that seems like a massive jump unless you saw her treat people bad.

by Anonymousreply 317January 30, 2023 3:19 AM

R317 Well, yeah, the way she treats ball boys and girls. I thought that was obvious. Especially since I linked to a video of an example of it.

by Anonymousreply 318January 30, 2023 3:34 AM

R310, I think Rafa has earned a "surely" when discussing his chances at the FO. Whether he's in form or not. Old or not.

(I mean, I said he fell off the cliff. Why you'd nitpick the word surely is odd.)

by Anonymousreply 319January 30, 2023 4:45 AM

R308, I also noticed Mateo. He's a dreamboat, isn't he? Those gorgeous eyes. He's what propelled me to watch his last two mixed doubles matches.

While searching for matches toward the end of AO, I discovered the #10 Japanese women's doubles team, and they were an absolute delight to watch, particularly their dynamic poaching. They were a delight to watch.

by Anonymousreply 320January 30, 2023 10:52 AM

Sabs reminds me a bit of Ginny Wade, who really was a terror. She called ballgirls fat and slow, scowled at umpires, would mutter nasty comments to her opponent when they were both at net. I loved her. She was just as high strung as Sabs, and bore the burden of being England's best hope during the Open era at Wimbledon. Sabs is tame compared to Ginny. She's not a snoozy bore like Barty or Iga.

by Anonymousreply 321January 30, 2023 1:18 PM

The UGOAT is finally starting to grow into his looks!

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by Anonymousreply 322January 30, 2023 3:14 PM

He's aight. I like the curly hair.

by Anonymousreply 323January 30, 2023 11:48 PM

r312, and he didn't even need a fan to stab Rafa to do it.

by Anonymousreply 324January 31, 2023 10:48 AM

R321, that's very interesting about Wade. I never heard she berated ball kids. She was a piece of work, for sure.

by Anonymousreply 325January 31, 2023 1:11 PM

Tennis star Alexander Zverev will not face action from the ATP due to 'insufficient evidence' after investigation into allegations of domestic abuse levelled by his ex-girlfriend Olga Sharypova

by Anonymousreply 326January 31, 2023 3:51 PM

Zverev gets away this time, but people like him tend to repeat this behavior and it becomes a pattern. So we'll see, but there is no way he gets off scot-free if it does happen again. Too much circumstantial evidence. It'll be like a really bad hair day for him.

by Anonymousreply 327January 31, 2023 5:19 PM

Australia apparently doesn't like Djokovic either.

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by Anonymousreply 328February 1, 2023 7:08 AM

R328 as we all know, outside of The Cult, NoVaxxx is box office poison!

by Anonymousreply 329February 1, 2023 7:50 AM

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by Anonymousreply 330February 1, 2023 11:34 AM

Who wants to watch a couple of miserable Eastern Europeans be rewarded for being shitheads? No. Thank. You.

by Anonymousreply 331February 1, 2023 4:56 PM

The Ruud Boy does a spread for Vogue Scandinavia.

Thoughts?

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by Anonymousreply 332February 1, 2023 8:44 PM

[quote]Thoughts?

Too many items of clothing. FAR too many.

by Anonymousreply 333February 1, 2023 9:58 PM

Our Tommy vaults into the top 20

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by Anonymousreply 334February 1, 2023 10:00 PM

The photographer did Ruud no favors. He looks 45 in some of those R332 pics.

by Anonymousreply 335February 1, 2023 10:06 PM

R328 it's hysterical to be on tennis forums and watch Novak fans try and make it seem he's in Fed or Rafa's league popularity wise. He's just not. Sure, he's the GOAT. But Rafa is the main draw now. And he always be as long as he's playing. Just like Fed would be if he decided to play again.

You can't make people love you.

by Anonymousreply 336February 1, 2023 10:28 PM

Especially when you're 10% Dr. Jekyll and 90% Dr. Hyde.

by Anonymousreply 337February 1, 2023 10:30 PM

Mr. Hyde*

by Anonymousreply 338February 1, 2023 10:30 PM

Saw giant CK ad featuring Carlos A. downtown. He's wearing just white briefs

by Anonymousreply 339February 1, 2023 10:38 PM

Lord, r334, he sure doesn’t look all that bright, does he?

by Anonymousreply 340February 1, 2023 10:56 PM

DjokerNole can make people love him simply by making the boobs put gesture.

by Anonymousreply 341February 2, 2023 12:54 AM

R340, Paul’s interview after his loss to Novak sounded smart enough, though. He talked about his intended strategy (come to the net more, use more drop shots) and how Novak had thwarted that by keeping him pinned to the baseline. It was a bit more analytical than most post match interviews, which frequently involve hurt feelings.

by Anonymousreply 342February 2, 2023 1:03 AM

^ plus he's purdy

by Anonymousreply 343February 2, 2023 12:00 PM

It's hysterical to see the Fedalatio crowd delude themselves into thinking that the GOAT race is a popularity contest. Numbers don't matter in sports, it's about who loves you. HAHAHAHAHA.

The GOAT should be determined by whose wife wears a GOAT jumper to fashion week.

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by Anonymousreply 344February 2, 2023 5:01 PM

5 likes in 5 minutes means EVERYONE here agrees with me, me, me.

by Anonymousreply 345February 2, 2023 5:04 PM

Or that you know how to like your own posts.

by Anonymousreply 346February 2, 2023 5:10 PM

Our Tommy is going bald, bitches.

*sobs into handkerchief*

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by Anonymousreply 347February 2, 2023 11:40 PM

Watched the first episode of Break Point, the Netflix series.

Hated the focus on Kyrgios. He and the Kock are total assholes.

Andy Roderick doesn’t look so great. Why wouldn’t he shave before it?

by Anonymousreply 348February 2, 2023 11:55 PM

[quote]Andy Roderick

Lol

by Anonymousreply 349February 2, 2023 11:56 PM

Autocorrect. A scourge on us.

by Anonymousreply 350February 3, 2023 12:09 AM

Sad, deluded, obese Mirka

by Anonymousreply 351February 3, 2023 12:41 AM

Chuckling at R351

by Anonymousreply 352February 3, 2023 2:30 AM

I love Andy. Now and forever.

by Anonymousreply 353February 3, 2023 3:35 AM

^his mum

by Anonymousreply 354February 3, 2023 4:33 AM

"Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has admitted assaulting an ex-girlfriend but avoided a criminal conviction.

The 27-year-old's guilty plea in a Canberra court came after his lawyers failed to have the charge dismissed on mental health grounds.

Mr Kyrgios pushed Chiara Passari onto the pavement during a row in Canberra in 2021, the court heard.

The magistrate called the incident "a single act of stupidity or frustration" when sparing him a criminal record.

Agreed facts tendered to the court say Mr Kyrgios pushed Ms Passari after after she stopped his car from driving away while they were arguing on 10 January 2021."

by Anonymousreply 355February 3, 2023 5:58 AM

Nick Kyrgios - 'a single act of stupidity or frustration'

A SINGLE ACT? Unless you count his behaviour his entire life as 'a single act'...

OH MY SIDES!!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 356February 3, 2023 6:51 AM

Late last year, I had a chance meeting with one of his visiting friends. They met via basketball, and they're at least close enough for him to have Kyrios's text information. I asked the friend a few questions, and the friend answered them for me. He said Kyrios is extremely competitive in basketball, has an explosive temper, enjoys his friends (his friend said he's overly generous to the point some take advantage of him, so he's very pleasantly surprised when a friend buys him a drink, for example). When I asked about the allegations, he made a face and suggested that he and another friend aren't certain of it, but, sadly, wouldn't be surprised.

So, in short, basically what many of us already surmised about him.

by Anonymousreply 357February 3, 2023 1:36 PM

Iga will get 52 weeks at No.1, joining an exclusive club that features Evert, Navratilova, Graf, Seles, Hingis, Serena, Henin, and Barty.

by Anonymousreply 358February 3, 2023 3:41 PM

R358 - total or consecutive - an entire year at No. 1?

by Anonymousreply 359February 3, 2023 3:47 PM

Iga only gets that distinction because Barty had her name removed upon retirement.

by Anonymousreply 360February 3, 2023 4:14 PM

Interesting, R60. Most players just stay on the computer rankings and they'll drop down in the rankings as points come off and aren't replenished.

by Anonymousreply 361February 3, 2023 4:45 PM

R361 Henin asked to be removed from the rankings.

by Anonymousreply 362February 3, 2023 6:02 PM

Tommy is such a cutie. Do we think he probably throws a mean fuck?

by Anonymousreply 363February 3, 2023 6:38 PM

The way Henin ended her career after losing to Dinara Safina always felt fishy af. Just a week before the French Open where she was by far and large the favorite. But then again I may not be quite objective when it comes to JH(A) as I really started to actively loath her after she stole Amélie the opportunity to win her first grand slam title fair and square by retiring after being trashed by the Frenchwoman 6-1 and 2-0. I'm grateful the gods of tennis aligned these two women in the Wimbledon final six months later so that Amélie could eventually get her second (and last) grand slam title after actually beating JHA fair and square.

by Anonymousreply 364February 4, 2023 8:39 AM

I agree. She was great to watch until she cheated Serena and was an obvious doper. I was hot for her coach, they had to be fucking. When she had a boyfriend they looked like a thruple.

by Anonymousreply 365February 4, 2023 3:19 PM

Henin's husband never made sense to me. I think he must have been gay.

by Anonymousreply 366February 4, 2023 3:30 PM

JHA? Don’t understand that. She was JHH for a while.

by Anonymousreply 367February 4, 2023 3:56 PM

"@BenRothenberg

#AusOpen finals ratings way down, particularly on the men’s side, where Djokovic winning his 10th was “the least-watched men’s final in at least a decade” per @AustinKarp"

by Anonymousreply 368February 4, 2023 4:03 PM

^^^ read, not good for tennis. Federer and Nadal a lot more popular and good for publicity.

by Anonymousreply 369February 4, 2023 4:08 PM

I loved how much Henin irritated Serena

by Anonymousreply 370February 4, 2023 4:29 PM

"Great session to end the practice week"

Oh, Hubie... hoping it was a flip-flop situation

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by Anonymousreply 371February 4, 2023 4:32 PM

R369, ratings for finals often reflect the perceived competitiveness of the match. I believe that the Nadal-Ruud FO final got much lower ratings compared to Djokovic-Tsitsipas FO final, and for good reason.

by Anonymousreply 372February 4, 2023 4:49 PM

who's the dude with Hubie @ R371?

by Anonymousreply 373February 4, 2023 4:56 PM

I don't know R373 - I'm desperately trying to find out!

by Anonymousreply 374February 4, 2023 5:03 PM

This is the guy with Hubi and he's got Hubi all over his Instagram.

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by Anonymousreply 375February 4, 2023 5:06 PM

Novax is GOAT, but he is ugly as sin.

While Tsitsi, ooh Tsitsi is so handsome and sexy. I would like to come to him on Halloween, wearing Margot Robbie mask so he might think I was her and I would say that what I have in front is a strap on and we could throw a little Halloween party together.

by Anonymousreply 376February 4, 2023 5:07 PM

How many slams would Novaxx have if he were American? 30? Roddick only won because of favorable scheduling. Novaxx was ALWAYS given the worst schedule, Fedal/Misery/Williams and Servebot American were always given a preference, based on popularity.

From the Guardian US OPEN 2003

-Roger Federer was an angry man - angry at losing in the fourth round of the US Open to David Nalbandian of Argentina, angry at missing the opportunity to become the world No1 and angry at the way the scheduling has overtly favoured Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick to the detriment of everybody else.

Agassi managed a two-day break before yesterday's quarter-finals and Roddick one. All the other six players faced the possibility of having to win four five-set matches on four successive days if they are to be crowned champion tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 377February 4, 2023 5:08 PM

good work R375!

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by Anonymousreply 378February 4, 2023 5:15 PM

OMG Hubie and Mateusz have been GAY LOVERS since 2013!

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by Anonymousreply 379February 4, 2023 7:21 PM

Stefanos might be cute… first he needs to shave and then cut that fucking hair.

The Jesus look works for lots of young guys but he’s not one of them.

by Anonymousreply 380February 4, 2023 7:25 PM

The final wasn’t an exciting matchup. If an Alcaraz, FAA, Tiafoe or Murray had made a run to the finals, I think viewers would have found it.

I suspect most thought Novak’s win a foregone conclusion (and lots of people, including one of NYT’s tennis writers, dont bother watching first sets). If the match had heated up and people read twitter messages about how great it was, people would have tuned in.

by Anonymousreply 381February 4, 2023 7:28 PM

Who wants to sit through 3 sets of a miserable, scowly, entitled, bug-eyed East European shouting at his box, only to be have to abide by his smug acceptance of the forgone winners accolades.

by Anonymousreply 382February 4, 2023 7:38 PM

^ dafuq? who are you talking about?

by Anonymousreply 383February 4, 2023 10:05 PM

TRIER, GER

RIJEKA, CRO

by Anonymousreply 384February 5, 2023 6:27 AM

Hoobie team is PTPA.

by Anonymousreply 385February 5, 2023 6:33 AM

"I loved how much Henin irritated Serena"

It was fairly mild irritation, thanks.

by Anonymousreply 386February 5, 2023 6:37 AM

Good news for Halep, the banned substance came from a mislabeled supplement that she had no control over, now she has to prove she didn't know about it, which seems likely.

The drug rules are ridiculous. You can take methylphenidate, with a note from your Dr..

--Tennis reporter Rothenberg replied with: "Re: Adderall in tennis, one ATP player told me today he estimates 'half of top 100 is on it…maybe more.' And not because they have trouble focusing while doing their homework. Lots of cynicism about the TUE (exception) system within the locker room."

by Anonymousreply 387February 5, 2023 12:54 PM

Slumping DL boyfriends Coric and Thiem in Davis Cup action today...

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by Anonymousreply 388February 5, 2023 4:10 PM

Someone needs to pin Porna down... and cut his goddamn hair!

by Anonymousreply 389February 5, 2023 4:14 PM

No R372, Nadal Ruud in France was watched by 4.6 million viewers in 2022, while Djokovic-Tsitsipas the year before was watched by 4.4 million viewers in France even though the latter was the best TV rating in ten years.

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by Anonymousreply 390February 6, 2023 7:58 AM

R390, those are, as you say, the numbers in France. If you break down viewership country by country for each final you can get different results.

by Anonymousreply 391February 6, 2023 9:10 AM

Aah, Tsitsi's melancholic face at R390. Would like to console him wearing Margot Robbie costume (though I might resemble more Sam Smith than Margot).

by Anonymousreply 392February 6, 2023 10:25 AM

R391, no matter which way you slice it, Djokovic is box office poison outside of Serbia.

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by Anonymousreply 393February 6, 2023 3:20 PM

Not that I would have watched the Mens' final at 3:3 AM ET, but ESPN really fucked up with televising the entire AO! I know AUS is many hours ahead of the US but many really good matches didn't air live until 10:30 pm - 5 am. By the time the Tennis Channel aired the replays, we already knew who won.

by Anonymousreply 394February 6, 2023 3:40 PM

Chat GPT picks Novaxx,Sampras,Fedal

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by Anonymousreply 395February 6, 2023 4:11 PM

Next Gen Future French Tennis Sex God, Arthur Fils, gets his first main ATP Tour win i regicidal victory over Grampy Gasquet in Montpelier!

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by Anonymousreply 396February 6, 2023 9:15 PM

^ And gets booed in the process for lèse majesté.

by Anonymousreply 397February 6, 2023 11:39 PM

Tonight Fat Sock won a 3 hour and 36 minutes match in Dallas.

by Anonymousreply 398February 7, 2023 4:17 AM

Fat Sock will probably have to pull out of his next match.

by Anonymousreply 399February 7, 2023 6:13 AM

Tsitsipas shouldn't look melancholic; he's still gonna have a lot of those cafeteria trays in his trophy room unless of course he gets to meet guys from the lost gen in grand slam finals. TV diner on a tray tonight?

by Anonymousreply 400February 7, 2023 7:37 AM

Novak is "only" 35 (remember when players were done by 30?) and he looks to be in fairly good health. I see a lot of people online predicting at least three more years of dominance and a career Slam total of between 26 and 30. At 35, the steep career drop could come at any time - the later the age the more steep and sudden the drop it is. But still, as much as I don't like him, I think he's really going to separate himself in terms of Slams in the immediate coming years.

by Anonymousreply 401February 7, 2023 7:44 AM

R401, his endurance and stamina and final GS tally will no doubt depend on how many more magic potions he’ll be allowed to inhale on court.

by Anonymousreply 402February 7, 2023 8:48 AM

I like Porna with longer hair. I'd like to use it to pull his head back as I plowed him doggy-style.

by Anonymousreply 403February 7, 2023 11:55 AM

[quote]Djokovic with a career Slam total of between 26 and 30

I don't see it happening but I would love it to happen just to see the face of Prissy Pants not GOAT after all and the giant comfort food binges of Orka and all the Prissy fans who didn't take kindly to the fact that not only their hero was no longer the indisputable GOAT but only a co-GOAT but then ruthlessly relegated to third best and the length the fanboys are willing to go to make it appear he's still the best anyway because of a convenient rule they just added to meet criteria. For instance I hear a lot of whining (on some WareHouse tennis forum) that the last slam titles of Djokodal cannot possibly count as they were won during the lost gen era.

I think that whoever reaches 30 GS titles and above will be GOAT for a long long time.

by Anonymousreply 404February 7, 2023 11:55 AM

Chat GPT for the ladies- Serena/Martina/Steffi/Chrissy/Monica

Chat GDL for Novaxx- Vile excrement, toxic, cheater, liar, fake, desperate, boring, Wagner mercenary, magic doper, excessive ball bouncer, ball point pen user, GOAT

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by Anonymousreply 405February 7, 2023 12:04 PM

I met Pauline Betz Addie at my old tennis club. Her son was our head pro, and she was terrific. Caught in a lost era when WWII curtailed her career. I asked her if she could have beaten Martina or Steffi (this was 1990ish), and she said sure. The racquets they used would only give them so much of an advantage. If you go this route, Lenglen beat Wills who beat Jacobs who beat Marble who beat Betz who beat Brough who beat Osborne duPont who beat Hart who beat Connolly who beat Fry who beat Gibson who beat Bueno who beat Smith Court who beat King who beat Evert who beat Navratilova who beat Graf who beat Serena. You can reverse it (add Mola Mallory in) to find she beat Lenglen, and eras are great, but it's the ball that counts.

by Anonymousreply 406February 7, 2023 1:05 PM

Porna is taken. He was seen smooching with 13 years his senior Serbian plastic doll, singer and instahoe Kaja.

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by Anonymousreply 407February 7, 2023 1:15 PM

R406, I would bet most anything that Pauline Betz Addie could not beat Martina or Steffi. Wood rackets had major limitations and even if allowing for equipment technology, the athletes of today are leaps and bounds superior to her era (and preceding eras). I know it's not possible or maybe even fair, and mostly frustrating, that we can never see Chris Evert play Helen Wills. Serena play Hart. All sorts of matchups that sound wonderful.

A few days ago, my youtube feed suggested some videos that I followed of primarily Althea Gibson, Maureen Connolly, Louise Brough, and, I think Shirley Fry. These videos were not grainy, and several games were shown in I thought pretty good quality. From that 1952 to 1958 range, I THINK Gibson would have defeated Connolly. Making it more current, not only would today's top women pros like Swiatek and Jabeur wiped the court with Connolly, so too would Evert and Navratilova. Many others. In fact, given the transformation in physicality, I also think that the much lower ranked players of today, and even top college players would ALSO defeat Connolly (and Wills and Lengelen). DL makes a lot of fun of Taylor Townsend, but I'd definitely include her in the mix. If some can't wrap their minds around that, then say, Rybakina, Fernandez, Collins, even lower ranked players. I think this would also be true from several years prior.

I'm sure Betz Addie had great pride, and that served her well in her era, but Navratilova and Graf would have destroyed her. I recall watching a US Open final, I think 1993, and Alice Marble presented the trophies, and she graciously volunteered something along the lines that Graf and Sukova would "wipe the court with me."

by Anonymousreply 408February 7, 2023 1:23 PM

Euch R407! Hot Tennis players and basic plastic hoes! A tale as old as time!

by Anonymousreply 409February 7, 2023 1:53 PM

R408 here. I'm doing some fact checking, and I'm seeing that Marble died in 1990. I swear I saw her at the Open. Maybe it was someone else from her era, but somebody said something to that effect.

by Anonymousreply 410February 7, 2023 1:58 PM

Interesting that ChatGPT would rank Steffi Graf behind Navratilova when the consensus is that in contemporary tennis Serena is number 1, ahead of Graf staying at number 2, ahead of Navratilova staying at number 3, and Chris just behind Navratilova at number 4.

The only reason for this ranking would be an asterisk next to Graf's name, named Monica. And I would tend to agree with it. You just have to look how close Fat Monica (the other one) stood behind the power games of the Williams sisters or Graf to know that she would have been able to beat them as Thin 'n' Thirsty Monica®.

by Anonymousreply 411February 7, 2023 2:25 PM

ChatGPT keeps Margaret Court off the top 10 list.

by Anonymousreply 412February 7, 2023 2:29 PM

The UGOAT had a nasty fall in Montpelier and had to withdraw. But OMG Foki has to be the most genuinely nice player on the tour. What a mensch.

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by Anonymousreply 413February 8, 2023 8:23 PM

Arthur Fils is on a rampage taking out the Tour Seniors in Montpelier: today was the victim was RBA.

Showing impressive bulge in celebration. We like that.

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by Anonymousreply 414February 8, 2023 8:30 PM

Very hot, Tsonga 2.0.

by Anonymousreply 415February 8, 2023 11:22 PM

Is Fils a queen or just French?

by Anonymousreply 416February 9, 2023 12:01 AM

Another Shapovaloss...

by Anonymousreply 417February 9, 2023 4:05 AM

grrrr....

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by Anonymousreply 418February 9, 2023 12:01 PM

Those shorts are hideous!

by Anonymousreply 419February 9, 2023 1:51 PM

Big Jack D being adorable.

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by Anonymousreply 420February 9, 2023 7:29 PM

[420] Did you read one of the comments? Kind of a turn-on: "He has a big future he is a massive kid. 6ft 4. Within 3 years once he gets his man strength he can be a force in tennis. He has all the physical attributes."

by Anonymousreply 421February 10, 2023 2:27 PM

Translation: Jack just needs to whip out his girthy 10 inch uncut dong and one-by-one pound the ATP Top 40 into whimpering, drooling submission.

by Anonymousreply 422February 10, 2023 4:53 PM

Vaccine-sceptic Novak Djokovic makes a last-ditch attempt to play at Indian Wells next month as he 'requests special permission to enter the US' with the Australian Open champion barred amid his ongoing refusal to take Covid jab

by Anonymousreply 423February 10, 2023 7:53 PM

Septic? Spectacle? Scepter fool? Spectral? So many Null choices.

by Anonymousreply 424February 10, 2023 8:07 PM

Big Jack D is so dreamy. (swoons)

by Anonymousreply 425February 10, 2023 8:10 PM

Bublik goes mental

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by Anonymousreply 426February 10, 2023 10:13 PM

Bublik always strikes me as a slightly more amiable Kyrgios. So much talent wasted on antics and theatrics.

by Anonymousreply 427February 10, 2023 10:24 PM

Not anything to do with today's players, but the Courier-Edberg 1991 USO final highlights was in my youtube feed (I watch a lot of past and present highlight clips). I then googled Courier to remember what year he won his Slams. And his Wiki page says he's been married since 2010 and has a kid? I had no idea.

by Anonymousreply 428February 11, 2023 1:52 AM

Arthur Fils really is cute, and a nice ass. As with every young player who makes a run (and so far this is merely a SF run at 250 level tournament), it'll be interesting to see if it pans out and he has a consistent career, and at what level - Top 50, Top 20, Top 10, Slam champion - or if they have a journeyman career, or a bit of both.

by Anonymousreply 429February 11, 2023 2:00 AM

[quote] Arthur Fils really is cute, and a nice ass.

Link please.

by Anonymousreply 430February 11, 2023 2:35 AM

He sort of looks better to me in the video clips I've been watching. But still, I think he's cute/hot.

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by Anonymousreply 431February 11, 2023 2:42 AM

With faded hair - and I assume he's younger here.

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by Anonymousreply 432February 11, 2023 2:44 AM

Not as bulky as Tsonga. But he is only 18 so he could still get taller and broader.

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by Anonymousreply 433February 11, 2023 2:46 AM

If my perfectly in tact beautiful pink tight hole wasn't so nubile and new I would allow Jack's massive dong to TRY to penetrate me. He's so adorable.

by Anonymousreply 434February 11, 2023 6:38 AM

Arthur Fils and his friend chilling!

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by Anonymousreply 435February 11, 2023 7:05 AM

Not sure what's going on here. Bulge, bunching, something else?

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by Anonymousreply 436February 11, 2023 7:06 AM

Wolf fits in so well in Dallas.

by Anonymousreply 437February 11, 2023 8:08 PM

Thicc JJ takes down Big Fo in 3.

Daddy takes out Bootylicious Marcos in 3.

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by Anonymousreply 438February 11, 2023 9:14 PM

I think they have the caption wrong at R438. That's Giron.

by Anonymousreply 439February 11, 2023 9:18 PM

^ no, hun

THIS is Giron

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by Anonymousreply 440February 11, 2023 9:23 PM

Marcos gams

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by Anonymousreply 441February 11, 2023 9:38 PM

I didn't realize he had shaved.

by Anonymousreply 442February 11, 2023 9:57 PM

Macho Maxime slaps down The Brat, Tune, in Montpelier to face Il Gingio in the final.

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by Anonymousreply 443February 11, 2023 11:31 PM

Taaaaaaaylor Friiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitz.

by Anonymousreply 444February 11, 2023 11:45 PM

Shapo with big, black mole.

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by Anonymousreply 445February 12, 2023 5:13 AM

Holger Rune legs.

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by Anonymousreply 446February 12, 2023 5:16 AM

250 Finals Sunday

Il Gingio Team or Maximussy Team?

UltraMAGA Servebot Team or Wu Tang Clan Team?

Joan Baez Team or Fed Express Coria Team?

by Anonymousreply 447February 12, 2023 10:23 AM

Maximussy Team

Wu R U? Team

The Cuter Descamisado Team (I guess that's Coria?)

by Anonymousreply 448February 12, 2023 11:17 AM

II Gingio won. Expected but bleh

by Anonymousreply 449February 12, 2023 4:41 PM

Sinner gives me Sominex.

by Anonymousreply 450February 12, 2023 4:46 PM

Happy Belinda beat that jerkwad.

by Anonymousreply 451February 12, 2023 6:20 PM

Il Gingio is a big talent and seems like a nice guy. But he's definitely NOT hawt.

by Anonymousreply 452February 12, 2023 8:50 PM

These threads are becoming embarrassing with the mole and leg hair obsession.

by Anonymousreply 453February 12, 2023 9:49 PM

Hard disagree, R453. I'm here for Shapo's leg hair!

by Anonymousreply 454February 12, 2023 10:28 PM

At least TrumpIsner lost

by Anonymousreply 455February 12, 2023 11:14 PM

Isner's like an unkillable zombie.

Just when you think his ranking and form are in freefall he goes and gets to the final or even wins some random tournament, and continues to hang around like a bad smell in the Top 40 for yet another year.

by Anonymousreply 456February 12, 2023 11:47 PM

As long as he can serve like he does, Isner will have a chance at match wins and small titles like Dallas. The rest of his game never was good enough to win Masters or Slams, and now he's even further from his peak. But that sort of serve - he can hang around for a long time. I'm sort of surprised he doesn't hook up with some mobile, great returner/volleyer and play doubles. Though, it's a lot of time and effort to play both singles and doubles; and he's already 37. If he wanted to JUST play doubles, he could probably do so until he's 43 with the right partner.

by Anonymousreply 457February 12, 2023 11:55 PM

Why does Holger Rune always look as if he's wearing makeup on court? It's as if his face is caked with foundation while the rest of him is natural.

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by Anonymousreply 458February 13, 2023 3:54 AM

Hmmmm....

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by Anonymousreply 459February 13, 2023 4:06 AM

Rune's mom is the worst. In the tradition of difficult tennis parents + modern social media attention-whoring.

by Anonymousreply 460February 13, 2023 4:31 AM

Shapo on display.

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by Anonymousreply 461February 13, 2023 5:53 AM

^^^^ love the lil bit of chest hair poking through

by Anonymousreply 462February 13, 2023 12:25 PM

serena's ad during the superbowl was utter trash.

by Anonymousreply 463February 13, 2023 9:49 PM

the bitch is shilling everything from migraine medicine to home gyms to breakfast cereals

by Anonymousreply 464February 13, 2023 9:54 PM

R464, I'm sure she's been egged on by her leech of a husband. He's going to want quite the financial settlement when their marriage tanks.

by Anonymousreply 465February 14, 2023 1:38 AM

Mmoh team or Kovacevic team?

by Anonymousreply 466February 14, 2023 4:06 AM

Love him or hate him, isn't Serena's husband "something" - I thought he had a lot of his own money. Wiki says he co-founded Reddit. I'm not sure how Reddit makes money, but it's a big enough thing that I have to believe he has a ton of his own cash,.

by Anonymousreply 467February 14, 2023 5:53 AM

Baby Borna at age 12: it's funny because you never would have guessed that the frail blond boy looking like a rodent would later turn into one of the most ruggedly handsome man on tour.

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by Anonymousreply 468February 14, 2023 8:14 AM

Chore-itch.

by Anonymousreply 469February 14, 2023 8:29 AM

Serena’s husband is a billionaire.

by Anonymousreply 470February 14, 2023 10:53 AM

Mmoh team, but I like both.

Mmoh will lose.

by Anonymousreply 471February 14, 2023 12:58 PM

R470, Serena’s husband cashed out of Reddit in its very early stages. There’s no evidence that he’s a billionaire.

by Anonymousreply 472February 14, 2023 2:26 PM

Shelton team or Giron of the awesome ass team?

by Anonymousreply 473February 15, 2023 2:14 AM

Can't stand Shelton and his come on's. Asshole.

by Anonymousreply 474February 15, 2023 2:15 AM

Dookie Booty Team.

by Anonymousreply 475February 15, 2023 2:33 AM

R468 He was still a child. Prepubescent boys are fragile and delicate, even the ones who turn rugged when they grow up.

by Anonymousreply 476February 15, 2023 10:33 AM

Cressy Vs Tim VR - booming battle of the bulging serve-volleying hunks.

Phwoar!

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by Anonymousreply 477February 15, 2023 12:02 PM

I don't see Coco's dad in Qatar, Mom, Agent and hot coach in the box. Did she cut him loose, and tell him to get a real job?

by Anonymousreply 478February 15, 2023 1:32 PM

Mom Gauff is just as scowly and negative as the dad. Coco needs to tell both of them to get their own lives.

by Anonymousreply 479February 15, 2023 3:36 PM

Coco really should get non-parent coaches and have her parents cut back on traveling with her. I get that she's their kid and they did so much to get her where she is, but it's time. First, the dad isn't a great coach. I know she has other coaches, but still - he's there and probably has opinions about everything. If she wants to get to another level she needs a full-time real coach who is independent of her dad. Second, I think she just needs some time away from her parents to learn independence. I'm not saying they should never go to tournaments, but they don't have to constantly be there. Maybe learning to fend for herself a little more will help her on court too. She has a baby brother - go raise him.

by Anonymousreply 480February 15, 2023 5:23 PM

Also, if your parent is a coach or otherwise on staff as part of the player's entourage, then it can get dicey because you have to pay them. Not that it hasn't been done successfully, but there's just huge potential for tension. Coco was a minor when she started so I assume all the money runs through her parents. Now that she's 18 and as she gets older is she going to have her own opinion about "I don't want to pay you for this. Just be my parents"? The Dad seems to have altered his entire life to make his daughter a pro player, so is he going to expect a check, expect her to support him and mom for the rest of her career - no matter what role he is or isn't playing?

by Anonymousreply 481February 15, 2023 5:28 PM

She needs to get a restraining order against her parents

by Anonymousreply 482February 16, 2023 2:09 AM

I haven't heard of any abuse. Not that we necessarily would. But annoying and overbearing tennis parents are pretty normal, so restraining order seems like a jump unless they actually did something.

by Anonymousreply 483February 16, 2023 2:12 AM

Mmoh defeats DL boyfriend Shapo at Delray Beach.

by Anonymousreply 484February 16, 2023 3:30 AM

Why is Patrick McEnroe on CNN on a panel about George Santos?

by Anonymousreply 485February 16, 2023 4:26 AM

I assume he grew up in that district and maybe is a voter there.

by Anonymousreply 486February 16, 2023 10:11 AM

Carlitos back in action, takes out DL boyfriend Luscious Laslo in 3

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by Anonymousreply 487February 16, 2023 10:04 PM

*sigh*

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by Anonymousreply 488February 16, 2023 10:15 PM

Brat Rune retires after going 4-0 down against Dutch wildcard, Gijs Brouwer. Allegedly injured, but looked like he was probably faking it. The crowd were not at all happy.

He really is a little twerp. Contrast with Draper who soldiered on to the end against Rafa at the AO despite really bad cramping in the 4th set.

by Anonymousreply 489February 16, 2023 10:26 PM

Jack needs to fuck some sense into Holger.

by Anonymousreply 490February 16, 2023 10:43 PM

Euch. I don't want Jack's Prime English Pork Sword anywhere that runty skank's fartbox!

by Anonymousreply 491February 16, 2023 10:48 PM

It'd probably be like dipping one's wick in vinegar and sulfuric acid.

by Anonymousreply 492February 16, 2023 11:05 PM

Holger's creepy mom would probably insist on watching.

by Anonymousreply 493February 16, 2023 11:08 PM

Lol. And she'd be obnoxious and criticizing the guy fucking Rune.

Holger has the looks and name for porn. "Rune My Hole Vol. 1."

by Anonymousreply 494February 16, 2023 11:15 PM

[QUOTE] Rune My Hole

R494 The perfect DL soubriquet for him!

by Anonymousreply 495February 17, 2023 12:03 AM

Mmoh looks just like musician Jon Batiste

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by Anonymousreply 496February 17, 2023 1:40 AM

Daddy Fritz team or Gomez team?

by Anonymousreply 497February 17, 2023 2:32 AM

Shapo fist pump.

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by Anonymousreply 498February 17, 2023 3:52 AM

Might be more convincing with some actual wins.

by Anonymousreply 499February 17, 2023 5:59 AM

Win or lose, Shapo is hawt.

by Anonymousreply 500February 17, 2023 11:30 AM

che bello

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by Anonymousreply 501February 17, 2023 11:35 AM

Mussy's victim yesterday, Penis Packin' Pedro Cachin can get it every day of the week and twice on Sundays IMHO.

Would love to have witnessed Lorenzo and Pedro engaging in a dick-measuring contest in the locker room post match. They're both among the most 'blessed' players on the ATP Tour.

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by Anonymousreply 502February 17, 2023 11:47 AM

Madonna mia!

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by Anonymousreply 503February 17, 2023 11:48 AM

Ay Papi, ben pa ca.

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by Anonymousreply 504February 17, 2023 3:22 PM

You guys are so obsessed with Shapo's leg hair or Musetti's multi-moles or whatever that some gems are totally lost on the rest of us (I said gems, but @g.e.m.s.life is worth having a look too if you love pictures of domestic bliss and tiptoeing life after tennis).

Anyway, I just found out how much the camera loves Maxime Cressy. No he doesn't have blond leg hair like Shapo and no he doesn't have moles all over his face like Musetti but at least he has the cutest freckles. Add to this the diversity his idiosyncratic sense of playing brings to the game and the fact that i really miss another giant (JMDP) and transference onto Isner was just not an option (for so many reasons), so I say what's not to love and what's not to root for?

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by Anonymousreply 505February 17, 2023 10:48 PM

Couldn’t agree more, r505. Love seeing an all-out attacking player after so many years of the same baseline-hinged tennis (some of it sublimely good, mind you, but all of it almost invariably only simple variations on the same theme).

And, he’s gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 506February 17, 2023 10:56 PM

I love Cressy!

I just also find Shapo's leg hair very sexy and manly. I'm a homosexual, what can I say. To say I'm obsessed is absurd, R505. Let people have their fun.

by Anonymousreply 507February 18, 2023 12:58 AM

Did Daddy win?

by Anonymousreply 508February 18, 2023 1:07 AM

Daddy Fritz team or Mannarino sauce team?

by Anonymousreply 509February 18, 2023 2:51 AM

Daddy of course!

by Anonymousreply 510February 18, 2023 2:52 AM

I love Cressy too and he speaks French, bet the panties comes right off the minute he does.

by Anonymousreply 511February 18, 2023 7:18 AM

I'm an equal opportunities ATP slut.

I'd happily bend the knee for Jack D, Tim VR, Lorenzo, Packin' Pedro, Lore, Tallon, Maxime, Casper, Porna, Big Mmoh, Grampy Gasquet, Cris Garin, Liam Broady, Arthur Fills, Ben Bonzi....

Cum one, cum all!

by Anonymousreply 512February 18, 2023 9:13 AM

Alcaraz looks great with that pink top....and those nipples are perky!

by Anonymousreply 513February 18, 2023 10:10 AM

OMG ^HAWT* Felix is falling apart faster than I can type 'hype' - I guess he won't be winning a lot this year. Maybe it's the pressure.

by Anonymousreply 514February 18, 2023 10:14 AM

Cressy is handsome (and he looks much better w/o the beard). I tend to like guys who are thicc from the waist down, which is why I like looking at, e.g., Musseysettti.

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by Anonymousreply 515February 18, 2023 11:41 AM

Speaking of thicc from the waist down: may I present Rotterdam Semi-Finalist, Mr Tallon Griekspoor.

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by Anonymousreply 516February 18, 2023 12:54 PM

Popsicle has a meltdown.

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by Anonymousreply 517February 18, 2023 1:33 PM

Oh boohoohoo. Popsicle sacrificed his career and integrity to be NoVaxxx's Little Bitch Boy. Some of his Twitter posts praising Novak are downright vomit-worthy in their obsequiousness.

Enjoy obscurity along with that other Dumb Deplorable, Tennys Sandgren.

by Anonymousreply 518February 18, 2023 2:23 PM

VP is coming to terms that you can spend a lot of time / effort and still not be good enough to be on the main tour. That feeling must suck.

by Anonymousreply 519February 18, 2023 3:03 PM

[quote]I just don't wanna play tennis anymore

Vasek, call me

by Anonymousreply 520February 18, 2023 4:26 PM

Perhaps Popsicle should just go back to playing doubles with Fat Sock.

by Anonymousreply 521February 18, 2023 4:29 PM

Part of that phalanx of players all ego and anger on the court. Great fun to watch the players who love playing. The others like VP, not so much.

by Anonymousreply 522February 18, 2023 4:31 PM

Popisil has made $7 million playing tennis, just prize money, not including endorsements, exo appearance fees, or anything else. If he doesn't want to play he should shut the fuck up and quit.

by Anonymousreply 523February 18, 2023 4:39 PM

VP sure does seem to be all over the board personally and professionally. I know he won a late-season challenger last season. I think he was going to have Malek Jaziri be on his team as well. Seems wealthy enough to travel the globe. He used to talk about his extremely healthy diet (as I imagine most players have). He's had endorsements with some mushroom company, maybe maple syrup. He has had injuries.

He seems more fortunate than most players, but I think the post above about frustration is very accurate.

by Anonymousreply 524February 18, 2023 5:08 PM

Iga is on a rampage lately.. won Qatar Open recently

Is she on the same roids as Halep?

Iga seems determined to be the next great tennis female player and nothing will stop her

by Anonymousreply 525February 18, 2023 7:10 PM

Sinner team or Griekspoor team?

by Anonymousreply 526February 18, 2023 8:00 PM

[quote] Sinner team or Griekspoor team?

I should've written "Il Gingio team or Griekspoor team??

by Anonymousreply 527February 18, 2023 8:01 PM

I was Tallon-ted Team. Great match - much closer than I expected. This could be Griekspoor's breakout year. He's in great form so far.

The Octopus Vs Il Gingio should at least be an entertaining final.

by Anonymousreply 528February 18, 2023 8:41 PM

Il Gingio Team

by Anonymousreply 529February 18, 2023 9:01 PM

WTAF?

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by Anonymousreply 530February 18, 2023 9:03 PM

So that's why Carlos is so good. He's good 3 extra 'invisible' arms, R530!

by Anonymousreply 531February 18, 2023 9:08 PM

And they call me 'The Octopus'!

by Anonymousreply 532February 18, 2023 9:10 PM

Carlitos team or Viva Zapata team?

by Anonymousreply 533February 18, 2023 9:38 PM

La Zapatera Prodigiosa -- Team

by Anonymousreply 534February 18, 2023 10:09 PM

Carlos team because I'm happy he's back.

Whoever II Gingio is playing team, except Djokovic.

by Anonymousreply 535February 18, 2023 10:40 PM

Alcaraz (Garfia) advances. Will meet Norrie in the Argentina final.

by Anonymousreply 536February 18, 2023 10:41 PM

Cuddly Kecmanovic rolls past Albot to book his place in the Delray Beach Final where he'll meet Daddy or MacMac.

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by Anonymousreply 537February 18, 2023 11:18 PM

Daddy Fritz team or McDonald team?

by Anonymousreply 538February 19, 2023 1:10 AM

Fritz

by Anonymousreply 539February 19, 2023 1:12 AM

Daddy Fritz to Kecmanovic in the Delray Beach final.

by Anonymousreply 540February 19, 2023 2:46 AM

Daddy Team

by Anonymousreply 541February 19, 2023 11:48 AM

Finals today:

Rotterdam

Octopus Team or Il Gingio Team?

Buenos Aires:

Carlitos Team or Cuddly Ketamine Team

Delray Beach:

Daddy Team or Nozzle Team?

Choose wisely, Tennis DL!

by Anonymousreply 542February 19, 2023 12:01 PM

Il Gingio Team

Kecmanothicc Team

Daddy Team

by Anonymousreply 543February 19, 2023 12:20 PM

Miomir

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by Anonymousreply 544February 19, 2023 12:36 PM

WELCOME MATT Matteo Berrettini ‘dating stunning TV presenter and mother-of-one, 36, who was married to ex-Barcelona and Spurs ace’

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by Anonymousreply 545February 19, 2023 4:44 PM

matteo has terrible taste in women. he can do so much better!

by Anonymousreply 546February 19, 2023 4:45 PM

What is it with most male tennis players and their basic bimbo taste in women?

by Anonymousreply 547February 19, 2023 4:51 PM

Felix's girlfriend looks relatively 'unbimbo'. Then again, Felix generally seems to have more cultured tastes than most ATP dunderheads.

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by Anonymousreply 548February 19, 2023 5:12 PM

Carlitos team

Daddy Fritz team

by Anonymousreply 549February 19, 2023 5:15 PM

Medvedev defeats Il Gingio.

by Anonymousreply 550February 19, 2023 5:16 PM

Not a big Medvedev fan but at least his return to form - along with Carlitos coming back strong - means we might get some actual resistance to a NoVaxxx tsunami over the coming season.

In other news, Big Jack D pulls out of Doha with a leg injury. I'm getting concerned that he's turning into the male Emma Raducanu. Seems to be far too many injuries happening to him over the past 12 months. The LTA really needs to take a look at their coaching set-up as they really don't seem to be handling their young talents at all well.

by Anonymousreply 551February 19, 2023 5:19 PM

"I'm getting concerned that he's turning into the male Emma Raducanu."

He wishes. For all of her non-performance, she managed to make her single title a Slam, which is fairly nuts. Draper may end up having a nice overall career, but he won't sniff a Slam.

by Anonymousreply 552February 19, 2023 8:09 PM

Carlitos defeats Norrie.

by Anonymousreply 553February 19, 2023 8:44 PM

After getting bageled in the first set, Kecmanothicc comes bark HARD at Daddy to taken the second 7-5.

Who will top who in the final set?

by Anonymousreply 554February 19, 2023 9:41 PM

Daddy's take-back on this FH is a thing of beauty.

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by Anonymousreply 555February 19, 2023 9:50 PM

Daddy up a break in the 3rd

by Anonymousreply 556February 19, 2023 9:59 PM

Daddy 6-2 in the 3rd!

by Anonymousreply 557February 19, 2023 10:07 PM

Daddy Frtiz handily wins the third set.

by Anonymousreply 558February 19, 2023 10:07 PM

I love when Daddy lifts his arms to hold up a trophy his pit hair peeks out. Slurp.

by Anonymousreply 559February 19, 2023 10:23 PM

^ link pls!

by Anonymousreply 560February 19, 2023 10:50 PM

DL icon Ostapenko is in action later today at the Dubai Open

by Anonymousreply 561February 20, 2023 3:38 AM

Can someone explain Jelena's love for ethnic hair syles, braids and cornrows? Is this a thing in Latvia?

by Anonymousreply 562February 20, 2023 3:56 AM

[quote] a Ostapenko tá parecendo a Peppa Pig 🐷 indo pra festa junina. 🔥

Ostapenko looks like Peppa Pig 🐷 heading to the June party.🔥

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by Anonymousreply 563February 20, 2023 4:00 AM

Fritz Pits

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by Anonymousreply 564February 20, 2023 4:42 AM

Awwww....

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by Anonymousreply 565February 20, 2023 11:52 AM

R565 Miaow-Miaow being so touchy-feely with his compadres is hotttttttt!

by Anonymousreply 566February 20, 2023 7:16 PM

Cris Garin is slogging it out with Martinez in Rio. His white shorts are DRENCHED...

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by Anonymousreply 567February 20, 2023 8:47 PM

Ostapenko is my new fave Tennis person. She is so real, humble and DTE

by Anonymousreply 568February 20, 2023 10:55 PM

yeah ok r568

by Anonymousreply 569February 20, 2023 11:06 PM

Down To Eat?

by Anonymousreply 570February 20, 2023 11:52 PM

No R570! Down to EARTH

by Anonymousreply 571February 20, 2023 11:57 PM

Just Maxime being Movie Star Handsome

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by Anonymousreply 572February 21, 2023 11:14 AM

^ he looks like Kris Kringle with that beard

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by Anonymousreply 573February 21, 2023 12:39 PM

eye candy del giorno

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by Anonymousreply 574February 21, 2023 12:55 PM

Nick Kyrgios springs to the defence of Matteo Berretini after the Italian star was criticised by a tennis legend for caring too much about sponsors: 'For some of us, money is important'

Former two-time Grand Slam champion Nicola Pietrangeli blasted the young Italian after his surprise first-round defeat to Andy Murray at the Australian Open.

'He is handsome but his legs don't move the way they should on court,' the 89-year-old told Gazetta dello Sport.

The Italians haven't had a male Grand Slam champion since 1976 when Adriano Panatta won the French Open. Currently Jannik Sinner is their top ranked player.

Kyrgios, who previously was in a relationship with Berrettini's ex-girlfriend Ajla Tomljanovic, took to Twitter to defend Berrettini, arguing that he can do what he wants.

'Isn't it his choice to prioritise?' said Kyrgios.

'I can assure you this, he is making more bank than Sinner off the court and for some of us, money is important.'

Berrettini is very popular with advertisers and has his own clothing range with fashion giant Hugo Boss. He has also won over $10million in prize money from tennis.

by Anonymousreply 575February 21, 2023 1:30 PM

Oh don't worry your vacant little head about it, Kuntios. By the time he's your age Sinner will have made many times your earnings in prize money and endorsements, and you will be living as a clownish footnote in the annals of Tennis History. A less successful Nastase.

by Anonymousreply 576February 21, 2023 1:47 PM

...and Sinner will bore everyone as much as your precious not-HAWT Felix Ugly Allamess-eemer.

by Anonymousreply 577February 21, 2023 1:57 PM

I'm not a particular fan of Sinner...or Felix come to that... just stating the inevitable.

Kyrgios is a joke and a clown, and the circus will quickly move on from him. Serious players who put in the hard work will ultimately reap the bigger rewards.

by Anonymousreply 578February 21, 2023 2:23 PM

R577 loves to spew vitriol at anyone any time, R578.

by Anonymousreply 579February 21, 2023 5:29 PM

DL icons She Hulk and Peppa Pig will be playing each other tomorrow at the Dubai Open

by Anonymousreply 580February 21, 2023 5:48 PM

[quote] One year later, the same story, with Alcaraz welcoming the ball kids under his umbrella in Rio de Janeiro.

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by Anonymousreply 581February 22, 2023 3:04 AM

Can't you all shut the fuck up while I'm counting my millions?

by Anonymousreply 582February 22, 2023 5:03 PM

I know his tattoos don't go down well with DL Seniors but I find that Alex Molcan is getting sexier with every passing tournament.

And his bulge is particularly perky in this match against Hugo Dellien in Rio

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by Anonymousreply 583February 22, 2023 11:18 PM

Djokovic has applied for an exemption to enter the US for Indian Wells and Miami without a vax.

Fucking pussy.

by Anonymousreply 584February 23, 2023 12:05 AM

Little Richard to Novaxxx

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by Anonymousreply 585February 23, 2023 12:45 AM

Finally watched the Netflix doc. Daddy comes off like a decent guy. He's kinda sweet. Yet horny

by Anonymousreply 586February 23, 2023 5:51 AM

How is it evident he's horny in the documentary?

by Anonymousreply 587February 23, 2023 5:52 AM

He sired a child when he was 18. Its safe to say he's horny.

by Anonymousreply 588February 23, 2023 5:55 AM

R588, I asked how it's evident he's horny in the documentary. It's evident he was horny outside the documentary.

by Anonymousreply 589February 23, 2023 5:58 AM

Daddy likes to fuck. Let him be.

by Anonymousreply 590February 23, 2023 6:11 AM

He's young, he should be enjoying himself.

by Anonymousreply 591February 23, 2023 6:44 AM

[quote]Daddy likes to fuck. Let him be.

Hear, hear. I'm even willing to help!

by Anonymousreply 592February 23, 2023 11:24 AM

Misery grinds out another 3-set win

werq that titanium hip

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by Anonymousreply 593February 23, 2023 12:40 PM

Misery team or Muller team?

by Anonymousreply 594February 23, 2023 3:14 PM

Young hottie Arthur Fils is playing Gingio II today. Fils lost to Sinner a couple of weeks ago after having some set points in the first set.

by Anonymousreply 595February 23, 2023 4:14 PM

Fellows that were in the mood Don't just stand there, let's get to it Strike a pose, there's nothing to it

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by Anonymousreply 596February 23, 2023 4:25 PM

Fils wins by a walkover. Haven't heard what's happened to Sinner.

Fils faces The Stanimal in the Semis. Beauty Vs The Beast,!

by Anonymousreply 597February 23, 2023 4:44 PM

Christopher O'Connell; currently causing Medvedev as headache in Doha:

Hottie or Nottie? What say you, Judge Judys of DL?

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by Anonymousreply 598February 23, 2023 5:57 PM

HotHotHottie

by Anonymousreply 599February 23, 2023 8:00 PM

Gingio II out because he's "exhausted." Apparently fever and unable to train as he wants. Fils with walkover to the QFs.

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