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The Gays and Tennis - Part 142: 2023 Sunshine Double

I thought I'd post a new thread since Part 141 is closed to subscribers yet again. If someone could post this in Part 141 to let them know there is a new thread, it would be much appreciated.

Who do we like on finals day? I'm rooting for Alcaraz. Good men's matches yesterday. Carlos just had a bit too much for Sinner. Tiafoe kept getting behind too much, although I appreciated his efforts to try and stretch the match out. Tiafoe kept fighting. He just needs to tighten up his game and not fall off pace so much. Medvedev was hitting some crazy winners from all over the place. Very impressive. I'll be curious to see how he plays Alcaraz.

I kind of don't care who wins Rybakina vs. Sabalenka. Sabalenka can really blast the cover off the ball. If she's gotten it mentally together, look out rest of the WTA.

by Anonymousreply 355March 29, 2023 6:29 PM

[quote] If someone could post this in Part 141 to let them know there is a new thread, it would be much appreciated.


Thanks, OP, for the new thread.

by Anonymousreply 1March 19, 2023 4:57 PM

Thanks, R1!

by Anonymousreply 2March 19, 2023 4:58 PM

I can envision James Bond struggling for his life as Aryna Sabalenka - playing a sexy masseuse in some posh Alpine ski resort - is choking him with her thighs.

by Anonymousreply 3March 19, 2023 5:18 PM

Ha, good one, R3! I can totally picture that.

I wonder if Sabalenka, Rybakina and Swiatek are going to be a three-way rivalry fighting for Slams and bigger titles? It would be nice if women's tennis had an Alcaraz equivalent. It could use an exciting player to burst on the scene. I can't see Coco Gauff challenging these three, although she had been a thorn in Sabalenka's She-Hulk side. I'm not sure if there is anyone else moving up the ranks who could challenge these three.

by Anonymousreply 4March 19, 2023 5:44 PM

R4 those three have definitely separated themselves from the pack so far this year. When they are focused and their games are on they can beat anyone. Krejcikova is also someone that can challenge anyone most of the time. Everyone else looks average compared to them.

by Anonymousreply 5March 19, 2023 5:54 PM

Coco stated she envisions many battles, and a rivalry with Emma Radacanu. I agree. They'll be fighting tooth and nail for no. 12 in the world.

by Anonymousreply 6March 19, 2023 6:04 PM

R6 🤣

by Anonymousreply 7March 19, 2023 6:10 PM

Pam Lady Ham thinks Coco may not win a Grand Slam title ever

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by Anonymousreply 8March 19, 2023 6:10 PM

Which white male players have yellow skin?

by Anonymousreply 9March 19, 2023 6:11 PM

I am so happy for Sab she has finally broken through. I always thought she was the second coming of Serena if she got her shit together. And it looks like it's all coming together. Good Luck to her , hope she wins all major slams this year

by Anonymousreply 10March 19, 2023 6:11 PM

Oh damn R8

by Anonymousreply 11March 19, 2023 6:15 PM

Ons has been a major disappointment

by Anonymousreply 12March 19, 2023 6:15 PM

Anyone who expected Ons to be a consistent top player let alone a slam winner has not been paying attention. She’s a terrible match player and her shot selection is questionable on the best of days.

by Anonymousreply 13March 19, 2023 6:17 PM

[quote] Ons has been a major disappointment

She's been Onssuccessful.

Being a member of PTPA and its executive board makes her worse in my view. I used to like her a lot.

by Anonymousreply 14March 19, 2023 6:17 PM

R10 the French will be hard for her especially because Swiatek is so lethal on clay. But she has an incredible chance at Wimbledon and the US playing like she has.

by Anonymousreply 15March 19, 2023 6:18 PM

I didn't expect Rybakina to beat the brakes off of Iga the way that she did. That was so satisfying to watch.

Iga mentioning her rib injury on her social media afterwards? *rolls eyes* She'll allude to vague injuries whenever she gets her ass kicked.

by Anonymousreply 16March 19, 2023 6:18 PM

[quote] That was so satisfying to watch.

Oh yes

by Anonymousreply 17March 19, 2023 6:19 PM

#1: don't think Coco will ever win a grand slam much less be number #1 in the world until she fixes that forehand...

#2: Up until a couple of years ago, I thought the next great legendary rivalry on the women's side was going to be osaka vs andreescu

#3: Carlos looks alot better now with his hair grown a bit, parted to the side and colored? He will be very handsome in a few years at this rate. Just needs to get those teeth blinding white and his acne cleared up..

#4: i'm just picturing Tiafoe all wet from a shower and seeing that glorious upturned gravity defying bubble butt of his strutting around the locker room... best ass in men's tennis?

by Anonymousreply 18March 19, 2023 6:20 PM

Do Courier and Goodall ever shut the fuck up? EVER? 2 fops trying to outdo the other! Do they get paid for each word spoken?...

by Anonymousreply 19March 19, 2023 6:23 PM

[quote] Iga mentioning her rib injury on her social media afterwards? *rolls eyes* She'll allude to vague injuries whenever she gets her ass kicked.

To boli tak bardzo!

by Anonymousreply 20March 19, 2023 6:25 PM

Miami wild cards:

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by Anonymousreply 21March 19, 2023 6:26 PM

[quote] Do Courier and Goodall ever shut the fuck up?




by Anonymousreply 22March 19, 2023 6:27 PM

R8 such stupid talk. She just turned 19 for goodness sakes. She has plenty of time. Just because she might not win one in her teens is no reason to write her off.

by Anonymousreply 23March 19, 2023 6:32 PM


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by Anonymousreply 24March 19, 2023 6:50 PM

Shapo and FAA.

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by Anonymousreply 25March 19, 2023 6:51 PM


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by Anonymousreply 26March 19, 2023 6:51 PM

Shapo smiling.

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by Anonymousreply 27March 19, 2023 6:51 PM

Saying Coco will never win a GS is one of the most stupid things i've heard.

Coco is a teenager and she already played a GS final and she is a top 10 player for quite some time.

A good bunch of less talented players than her won GS in the past years.

The problem with Coco is that she was so hyped back in the day that everything she does seems under the expectations but she is doing pretty well

by Anonymousreply 28March 19, 2023 7:22 PM

Rybakina team or Sabalenka team?

by Anonymousreply 29March 19, 2023 7:30 PM

Alcaraz (Garfia) team or Medvedev team?

by Anonymousreply 30March 19, 2023 7:30 PM

If anything, Sakkari and Plisbot are The Ones Who Will Never Win a Grand Slam. Saying that a teenager will never win is just... not smart. At least wait until she's 25/26 to say that it's over.

by Anonymousreply 31March 19, 2023 7:33 PM

Rybakina team

Alcaraz (Garfia) team

by Anonymousreply 32March 19, 2023 7:37 PM

I'm team Rybakina and Alcaraz. These matches could really go either way.

by Anonymousreply 33March 19, 2023 7:39 PM

I'm Rybakina team and Alcaraz team. These matches could really go either way.

by Anonymousreply 34March 19, 2023 7:41 PM

Rybakina is 0-4 against Sab, today will probably be #5.

by Anonymousreply 35March 19, 2023 7:45 PM

Not understanding all the bashing of Coco lately. She just won another singles title at the start of the year. She had a decent Indian Wells too. Is she at her full potential yet? I don't think so. It's absurd to act like she's peaked and will never become 1 of the best of this generation. She still has things to work on but she's quite solid already Did people forget her RG run last year?

by Anonymousreply 36March 19, 2023 7:46 PM

R31 And even that it's quite risky.

Stosur was older, a notorious choker and she missed her big opportunity on RG and even with that she was able to win her GS against one of the best players of all time

by Anonymousreply 37March 19, 2023 7:48 PM

it's cool we're getting an AO final rematch already. Rybakina has really improved her consistency over the last year but Sabalenka has just become a new animal. It's really incredible that Sabalenka was able to so quickly reverse her serving woes. It was 1 of the biggest strengths of her game but then last year she inexplicably started double faulting in double digits almost every match. Most players who get the serving yips never recover (see Ivanovic).

I's say based on form and the h2h Sabalenka is the favorite but Rybakina was quite impressive against Swiatek

by Anonymousreply 38March 19, 2023 7:49 PM

I'm thrilled Tiafoe is getting better. He has become more consistent but he still needs to be more consistent and improve his midpoint tactics. He still sometimes plays a loose point and you can't give away a lot to the top 5. I'm glad he took out annoying, overrated Norrie though and reached his first Masters SF to back up his USO SF last year. Looking forward to what he does in Miami

by Anonymousreply 39March 19, 2023 7:51 PM

my favorite match so far this tournament was without a doubt Sinner def. Fritz. They are so similar with their gangly, unsexy body types and playing style. Fritz has a better serve but Sinner has more power on his groundstrokes. I think most matches they play will be close if both are in good form. Some of the points they were just pounding the shit out of the ball and it was fun to see

by Anonymousreply 40March 19, 2023 7:53 PM

I'm bummed...not confirmed yet but I saw it looks like Mmoh is also out of Miami. That means he'll miss the Sunshine Double and a great opportunity to have gotten more wins and points. He hasn't played since sustaining some leg injury in the match against Tommy Paul. It seemed like it may have been near his groin but not sure. He had to retire there after 1 close set. He just can't seem to stay healthy. This year he's finally been playing some of his best tennis with wins over Zverev, Shapovalov and Giron. Hopefully he can be back during the clay season if he is indeed out of Miami f also jealous that his fiancée gets to comfort him

by Anonymousreply 41March 19, 2023 7:58 PM

Who are hard court specialist?

by Anonymousreply 42March 19, 2023 8:01 PM

R42 Medvedev

by Anonymousreply 43March 19, 2023 8:06 PM

Osaka was a hardcourt specialist...let's see if she ever comes back whether she can improve on clay and grass

by Anonymousreply 44March 19, 2023 8:08 PM

R37 That’s a great example. Another one is Kerber. I’m pretty sure nobody thought she was going to win three majors and for the men Stan is another one that nobody would have predicted 3 majors. It just takes time for some players to get there.

by Anonymousreply 45March 19, 2023 8:08 PM

yeah you really can't always predict when a player will peak. Some do it right away like Hingis and Austin . Others do it after years of being singles journeyman like Wawrinka and Kerber.

by Anonymousreply 46March 19, 2023 8:11 PM

Kerber was pretty good on grass.

She must be one of the most inconsistent number one (with multiple GS) ever (Muguruza is her main competence)

by Anonymousreply 47March 19, 2023 8:12 PM

Could it really be said that Stan and Kerber were journeymen?

by Anonymousreply 48March 19, 2023 8:14 PM

Thought it ridiculous when people were slamming Coco a couple years ago. The hype isn’t her fault. And she comes across as quite lovely so don’t think bashing is right at all.

But it’s now fair to discuss her ceiling. It appears not nearly as high as projected. And she’s plateaued and, arguably, fallen off a bit.

Going into a matchup with a top talent, I don’t give her a chance if her competitor has a good day.

The night 12-18 months in her career will be telling.

by Anonymousreply 49March 19, 2023 8:20 PM

R48 they did not do much at all until their mid-late 20s. There was never a sign they'd consistently challenge the best players. They struggled to win titles for years

by Anonymousreply 50March 19, 2023 8:35 PM

Wawrinka has 16 titles. He won 12 of them from age 28 to 32. His first slam QF was at age 25. He was most definitely a journeyman

by Anonymousreply 51March 19, 2023 8:45 PM

Is Stan journeyman?

by Anonymousreply 52March 19, 2023 8:46 PM

Sabalenka’s lip fillers look awful. Her upper lip is a shelf

by Anonymousreply 53March 19, 2023 8:52 PM

R51 Maybe his results were the ones of a journeyman but it was pretty obvious even when he was a very inconsistent player that on a good day he could be a nightmare to anyone.

by Anonymousreply 54March 19, 2023 8:54 PM

Giron's ass implants look awful. His lower cheeks are like a shelf.

by Anonymousreply 55March 19, 2023 8:55 PM

R54 there are dozens of players on tour who can challenge the best players on a good day. Most of them will never become top players. Wawrinka for the first half of his career was considered a lesser version of Gasquet. Beautiful and glorious backhand but wonky, flawed forehand with poor fitness. Then in 2013 he got much fitter, leading to better decision making in rallies and also made his forehand much steadier. That gave him more belief and he became a 3-time slam winner. There was never an indication he'd make those changes until he actually did it.

by Anonymousreply 56March 19, 2023 9:07 PM

Aryna and Elena are playing Big Babe Tennis.

I'm getting wet!

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by Anonymousreply 57March 19, 2023 9:07 PM

P!nk in attendance back to back days

by Anonymousreply 58March 19, 2023 9:07 PM

[quote] Marv C.


by Anonymousreply 59March 19, 2023 9:09 PM

[quote]P!nk in attendance back to back days

At first I thought it was that clown Bethanie Mattek-Sands

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by Anonymousreply 60March 19, 2023 9:15 PM

Dear God, Krejcikova is homelier than a mud fence.

by Anonymousreply 61March 19, 2023 9:19 PM

Both ladies have lovely personalities. I'm good with either winning actually

by Anonymousreply 62March 19, 2023 9:20 PM

OMG the nerves in thIS tie-break1

by Anonymousreply 63March 19, 2023 9:24 PM

bishes bringin DRAMA

by Anonymousreply 64March 19, 2023 9:25 PM

Who is the cute blond guy in, I presume, She Hulk's box?

by Anonymousreply 65March 19, 2023 9:29 PM

lol looks like I jinxed Sabalenka's serve

Rybakina was hitting the ball much more cleanly in the first set. Most of her misses were when she was unable to get in proper position to strike. Sabalenka's superior movement and athleticism were almost enough to make up for her multiple double faults

by Anonymousreply 66March 19, 2023 9:31 PM

Dedicated Shapo thread.

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by Anonymousreply 67March 19, 2023 9:41 PM

I can't stand him due to his constant Djokovic-ass kissing, overall entitled, whiny personality and I'm glad his singles career is a flop but Pospisil is an example of a big underachiever who can challenge anyone on a good day. He's got a good serve, hits hard on both groundstrokes, good volleyer and decent mover but he's just not consistent. He's too impatient in rallies and a lot of points end on his unforced error. With his talent he should have been a consistent top 15 player who occasionally had deep runs in big events but mentally isn't there. He's someone the top players do not want for an opening round but they're happy if they play him in the third round because he'll choke.

by Anonymousreply 68March 19, 2023 9:44 PM

LMFAO @ Paire needing a WC into the Miami qualifying! How far the nutjob has fallen

by Anonymousreply 69March 19, 2023 9:45 PM

I like Rybakina better just because she doesn't scream every time she hits the ball like Sabalenka does. I'll take the quieter player over the louder player every single time. I can't even stand to watch some bitches, like Azarenka.

by Anonymousreply 70March 19, 2023 9:45 PM

Is he top player?

by Anonymousreply 71March 19, 2023 9:45 PM

My eyes just about rolled out of my head r67, but you do you.

by Anonymousreply 72March 19, 2023 9:49 PM

Rybakina seems like a pretty cool customer.

by Anonymousreply 73March 19, 2023 9:52 PM

Rybakina is pretty cool customer.

by Anonymousreply 74March 19, 2023 9:54 PM



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by Anonymousreply 76March 19, 2023 10:04 PM

[quote] CUN-i-ling-us

All of them!

by Anonymousreply 77March 19, 2023 10:06 PM


by Anonymousreply 78March 19, 2023 10:15 PM

impressive tournament from Rybakina. Defeating Swiatek and Sabalenka consecutively without dropping a set is hard to do

she's shown she's the real deal and Wimbledon wasn't a fluke now that she won IW and finished runnerup at the AO

by Anonymousreply 79March 19, 2023 10:16 PM

Yay, Rybakina. I can't help but stan this ice queen.

by Anonymousreply 80March 19, 2023 10:17 PM

yikes just checked the stats

Sabalenka hit 10 double faults!

more shocking-they were all in the first set. None in the second

by Anonymousreply 81March 19, 2023 10:17 PM

onto the men's

I hope Alcaraz wins. I want him back at #1 even if he doesn't defend his Miami title. Any weeks denying Djokovic are better than none

ideally I'd love for Alcaraz to dominate the clay season. I want to see him beat the shit out of Djokovic and Nadal So sick of them

by Anonymousreply 82March 19, 2023 10:18 PM

@ R81

do you remember Elena Dementia? The bitch was top ten for like a decade and she couldn't serve for shit. She pushed very ball in.

by Anonymousreply 83March 19, 2023 10:20 PM

[quote] She pushed very ball in

I did the same.

by Anonymousreply 84March 19, 2023 10:21 PM

So windy and overcast there, yuck.

by Anonymousreply 85March 19, 2023 10:22 PM

Aryna and Elena are so cute!

by Anonymousreply 86March 19, 2023 10:28 PM

Tommy Haas needs to FIX that hair

by Anonymousreply 87March 19, 2023 10:29 PM

Haas looking old as shit. Way too much time in the sun. He used to be hot

he looks like the German version of pre-trans surgery Bruce Jenner now.

by Anonymousreply 88March 19, 2023 10:30 PM

[bold] Miami ladies' draw is out!

notable first round matches: [/bold]

Mertens vs. Parks classic battle of counterpuncher vs. all-offensive player

Giorgi vs. Kanepi bang bang baby!

ANDREESCU vs. RADUCANU!!!!!! and winner gets Sakkari! what a fun but crazy section of the draw

Stephens vs. Rogers

by Anonymousreply 89March 19, 2023 10:33 PM

Berrettini's struggles continue

he played the Phoenix challenger this week after getting bounced in the opening round at Indian Wells

yesterday he lost to #132 Shevchenko 4-6 6-3 3-6

by Anonymousreply 90March 19, 2023 10:35 PM

Haas back in the day

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by Anonymousreply 91March 19, 2023 10:36 PM

I recall back in the 90s-early 2000s some fraus used to run a rudimentary website dedicated to Tommy Haas. They called him "Haas with ass".

by Anonymousreply 92March 19, 2023 10:38 PM

Now that the match is about to start, I'll ask again:

Alcaraz (Garfia) team or Medvedev team?

by Anonymousreply 93March 19, 2023 10:40 PM

Ima say Med Team.

I like Carlitos, but maybe I like Med more. He's quirky and seems intelligent and has a style all his own.

by Anonymousreply 94March 19, 2023 10:42 PM

Are Rybakina and Sabalenka rubbing muffs?

by Anonymousreply 95March 19, 2023 10:44 PM

Carlitos Team -doubly so if he comes out in Hot P:ink again tonight.

by Anonymousreply 96March 19, 2023 10:46 PM

No R95

by Anonymousreply 97March 19, 2023 10:46 PM

Alcaraz is so annoying with his fist-pumping after every point. GO MED.

by Anonymousreply 98March 19, 2023 10:47 PM

If Sabalenka doesn't munch rug then I'm Suzanne Lenglen.

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by Anonymousreply 99March 19, 2023 10:47 PM

Sabalenka has a fun personality, was fun to see her stick her tongue out at Rybakina when Rybakina was trying to pay tribute to her.

by Anonymousreply 100March 19, 2023 10:57 PM

[quote] was fun to see her stick her tongue out at Rybakina when Rybakina was trying to pay tribute to her.

I did not see that. Is funny.

by Anonymousreply 101March 19, 2023 11:02 PM

Why do they ride the players in golf carts at Indian Wells? It seems cheesy.

Tennis Paradise my ass.

by Anonymousreply 102March 19, 2023 11:05 PM

Medvedev's snarly contempt and bigoted assaults on umpires overrides his sometimes sly humor for me, even when he's funny by default. Team Alcaraz.

by Anonymousreply 103March 19, 2023 11:07 PM

Alcaraz team.

by Anonymousreply 104March 19, 2023 11:09 PM

R100, I thought that was rude

by Anonymousreply 105March 19, 2023 11:11 PM

R105 Oh please. She meant it in jest.

by Anonymousreply 106March 19, 2023 11:17 PM

Is that their first meeting?

by Anonymousreply 107March 19, 2023 11:17 PM

[quote] Is that their first meeting?

Not in bed!

by Anonymousreply 108March 19, 2023 11:27 PM

Thank you wind. The bulge on Carlos

by Anonymousreply 109March 19, 2023 11:30 PM

Charlize lezzing it up in the stands

by Anonymousreply 110March 19, 2023 11:33 PM

Carlitos wins first set 6-3.

by Anonymousreply 111March 19, 2023 11:48 PM

I sense a Medvedev racket smash session is coming

by Anonymousreply 112March 19, 2023 11:54 PM

Medvedev's giving off Raskolnikov vibes.

by Anonymousreply 113March 19, 2023 11:58 PM

Bulgiest I've ever seen Carlos.

by Anonymousreply 114March 19, 2023 11:59 PM


by Anonymousreply 115March 20, 2023 12:03 AM

Doucheboy Robin Thicke in the stands.

by Anonymousreply 116March 20, 2023 12:04 AM

Alcaraz is a diamond.

by Anonymousreply 117March 20, 2023 12:07 AM

Carlitos has whipped Daniil's shorts down and is giving his ass a very public spanking.

by Anonymousreply 118March 20, 2023 12:08 AM

Так больно!

by Anonymousreply 119March 20, 2023 12:11 AM

Finish him Carlos!

by Anonymousreply 120March 20, 2023 12:14 AM

Alcaraz has been quite subdued in this match. Very little of the fist pumping and grandstanding that a poster upthread accused him of. I think he saves that for when he's not giving his opponent a full drubbing.

by Anonymousreply 121March 20, 2023 12:15 AM

Carlitos wins.

by Anonymousreply 122March 20, 2023 12:24 AM

King Carlos

by Anonymousreply 123March 20, 2023 12:24 AM

Carlitos seems like the Sidney Crosby of tennis: an amiable man child.

by Anonymousreply 124March 20, 2023 12:35 AM

Has to be said; he looks to be hung like a motherfucker.

by Anonymousreply 125March 20, 2023 12:43 AM

With an ass on top of that.

by Anonymousreply 126March 20, 2023 12:44 AM

I love Medvedev so much.

by Anonymousreply 127March 20, 2023 12:48 AM

Yeah, I like Med too.

by Anonymousreply 128March 20, 2023 12:55 AM

Count me in too, like Med a lot.

by Anonymousreply 129March 20, 2023 1:02 AM

Well, Medvedev is certainly more likeable than he used to be.....sometimes.

by Anonymousreply 130March 20, 2023 1:04 AM

He just seems like a decent bloke. He's unconventional and, yes, he's had his controversial moments but he's not an arsehole.

He seems not to take himself too seriously. Also seems very intelligent - his English is very good and he speaks fluent French. Not your average tennis player.

by Anonymousreply 131March 20, 2023 1:13 AM

[quote] Also seems very intelligent - his English is very good

Like me!

by Anonymousreply 132March 20, 2023 1:18 AM

R132 Are you the Shapo Troll whose Shapo thread slid embarrassingly into oblivion because no-one cared?

by Anonymousreply 133March 20, 2023 1:24 AM

Maybe a reformed arsehole, R131. He had a whole compendium of arseholery before reformation.

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by Anonymousreply 134March 20, 2023 1:26 AM

[quote] Are you the Shapo Troll whose Shapo thread slid embarrassingly into oblivion because no-one cared?

I am R8 on that thread!

by Anonymousreply 135March 20, 2023 1:30 AM

Quite a few tennis players speak more than one language, and more than a few more than two. Makes sense since English is generally the language of the WTA and ATP your yet players are from all over the world, and many train in countries other than they're home country

by Anonymousreply 136March 20, 2023 2:04 AM

My English is limited given how I am slavishly devoted to Mother Russia.

by Anonymousreply 137March 20, 2023 2:10 AM

Medvedev was so gracious - saying that Alcaraz was very friendly and popular, saying hello to a couple hundred people every day -- well something like that.

One of the tennis youtubers was talking about the way he plays tennis is very smart. Though Alcaraz with the big serve and the drop shots looks pretty clever too.

by Anonymousreply 138March 20, 2023 4:01 AM

On live-tennis.eu you can filter the players under 18, 19, 20, etc. so I used a filter to only show the players under 20 and then checked their profiles on the ATP website: of the fifty I've profiled ONLY ONE player has a OHBH, an atypical 6'7" player with a trilingual name Giovanni (IT) Mpetshi (Congo) Perricard (FR), all the others came back with a THBH. Guys, this is it, when the petulant Tsitsipas and the flashy but cognitively-challenged Shapo are retired, the OHBH will be Finnished!

by Anonymousreply 139March 20, 2023 12:02 PM

R41, thank you for that update on one of my boyfriends. I was hoping he could get some points. He just can't seem to handle top 100 status. All those injuries, and he'd made some recent comments that he was glad that they had subsided. Looks like he's forever going to be relegated to the futures.

by Anonymousreply 140March 20, 2023 12:31 PM

I’ve always liked Danil. Smart guy with a great sense of humor- clearly does not take himself too seriously. Carlos is a tennis genius. If he can ward off injuries he will be the next great champion. He’s also a nice guy it seems. We’ve got a great replacement for Federer and Nadal. Novak is a great champ, maybe the greatest, but his self absorption is a big turn off.

by Anonymousreply 141March 20, 2023 12:45 PM

Yeah Novak is infuriating. I'll agree he's probably the GOAT but personality-wise he's just horrible. He's really fucked up his legacy with his anti-vac shit. He's probably more famous for that than his considerable tennis achievements.

by Anonymousreply 142March 20, 2023 12:53 PM

R142 Sorry, I hate Novak, but he is right when it comes to "vac-shit"

by Anonymousreply 143March 20, 2023 1:20 PM

[quote]Tommy Haas needs to FIX that hair

Is balding Tommy still going commando?

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by Anonymousreply 144March 20, 2023 1:50 PM

Wawrinka doesn't play in Miami?

by Anonymousreply 145March 20, 2023 5:37 PM

Carlos put on a spectacular display yesterday. Medvedev looked completely at a loss and couldn't figure out how to counter the variety Alcaraz displayed. Even though it went quick, it was fun to watch Alcaraz in god mode. I hope he grabs a Slam or two this year. And I hope one of the Slams is the French. Anything but another Nadal or Djokovic win there.

by Anonymousreply 146March 20, 2023 5:38 PM

Carlitos is bulging significantly lately. I wonder if his dick is still growing?

by Anonymousreply 147March 20, 2023 6:11 PM

Da menz draw is out!

by Anonymousreply 148March 20, 2023 6:23 PM

R158 = Pam Shriver

by Anonymousreply 149March 20, 2023 6:33 PM

R139 Don't forget Musetti.

I don't like Mpetshi Perricard's one hand backhand.

There are several young players with one hand backhand (i remember a german kid who was pretty good).

Anyway, i think the one to watch from juniors right now is Thijs Boogaard. He is dutch 14 years old and he is already in the top 40 of the junior ranking (he won a lot of matches in a row at the end of last year an the beginning of this one)

by Anonymousreply 150March 20, 2023 8:59 PM

R149 sees into the future.

by Anonymousreply 151March 20, 2023 9:07 PM

[quote]If Sabalenka doesn't munch rug then I'm Suzanne Lenglen

This picture with her 'soulmate' Paula Badosa was taken recently, but Sabalenka was quick to point out on Twitter they both have boyfriends

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by Anonymousreply 152March 20, 2023 9:11 PM

There a german junior Shoenhaus who has a very good one hand backhand. It's too soon to know if he is going to be a pro. He was one of the top players from U14 two years ago and he is doing quite well on juniors (nothing spectacular but good).

Anyway most juniors don't win GS till they are in their last two years (17-18), of course there are exceptions, Rune won at 16 (and Mochizuki, and last years US Open champion and Rafa Nadal academy alum, Martin Landaluce)

by Anonymousreply 153March 20, 2023 9:12 PM

R152, Sabalenka and Badosa both look like cockhounds. They do not ping at all However,

Krejčíková, Siwatek, Pegula, Raducanu, Ons, Saakari, Rybakina... all ping to high heaven, snd look like carpet munchers

by Anonymousreply 154March 20, 2023 9:49 PM

Ons is married. Rybakina doesn't ping to me at all.

by Anonymousreply 155March 20, 2023 9:52 PM

She is married so she cannot ping?lol

by Anonymousreply 156March 21, 2023 12:45 AM

Wawrinka pings here?

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by Anonymousreply 157March 21, 2023 12:47 AM

Pegula is married. too.

by Anonymousreply 158March 21, 2023 1:27 AM

[bold] notable first round men's matches

see R89 for the women's [/bold]

Murray vs. Lajovic with winner to get Cressy

Nakashima vs. Otte

Popyrin vs. M. Ymer

Daniel vs. Rinderknech

Monfils vs. Humbert

Bublik vs. Wolf will be streaky fun. Anything can happen point to point

Thiem vs. Sonego

by Anonymousreply 159March 21, 2023 2:00 AM

I saw a rumor elsewhere that Rybakina is quietly dating her young, hot coach. Good for her.

by Anonymousreply 160March 21, 2023 3:02 AM

Why does Isner not stick with a single doubles partner? He is playing Miami with Hubie and played Indian Wells with Fat Sock. He's had different partners for other recent tournaments.

by Anonymousreply 161March 21, 2023 3:04 AM

yay Martina!

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by Anonymousreply 162March 21, 2023 3:07 AM

Federer signs Swiatek and Shelton !

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by Anonymousreply 163March 21, 2023 3:10 AM

Why Is Coco not playing with McNally anymore? They've gone on record saying they are still best buddies, but the official word is that each wanted to concentrate on their singles, especially McNally, but yet both are still playing doubles, just with different partners? Course, Coco is doing better with Pegula...

by Anonymousreply 164March 21, 2023 9:40 PM

You answered your own question R164. Coco's team doesn't want her stuck with McNally, who isn't likely to make the same main draws as Coco, so it's simply practical. Chris Evert dumped her own sister as a doubles partner, to partner a Communist. It's just business.

by Anonymousreply 165March 21, 2023 10:29 PM

[quote]Chris Evert dumped her own sister as a doubles partner, to partner a Communist. It's just business.

Yeah but she had a big dick.

by Anonymousreply 166March 21, 2023 10:31 PM

Did someone say big dick!?

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by Anonymousreply 167March 21, 2023 10:37 PM

Day 1 results:

Giorgi def. Kanepi 7-6(4) 6(4)-7 7-6(4)

both Fruhvirtova sisters lost

Mertens def. Parks 6-1 6-4

DL fave Garin qualifies for main draw

Paire def. Kokkinakis 6-4 4-6 7-5 to qualify but Kokkinakis gets in as a lucky loser too

by Anonymousreply 168March 22, 2023 8:12 AM

That Parks girl has a great figure, but man she plays brainless tennis.

by Anonymousreply 169March 22, 2023 8:25 AM

Does anyone think Carlos Alcaraz can complete the Sunshine Double? His performances in the last three rounds of Indian Wells were impressive, taking out Auger-Allliasime, Sinner, and Medvedev in straights. I hope he continues on and takes Miami as well. He's the most exciting player we've seen in a long, long time, who can actually grab these big titles.

by Anonymousreply 170March 22, 2023 8:42 AM

His volleying ability wasn't realized at Wimbledon last year, losing to Sinner. This year he'll def be Novak's main threat.

by Anonymousreply 171March 22, 2023 8:48 AM

Wasn't Carlitos injured much of last year? I wonder about his durability.

Mainly, I just want Novak and Rafa to disappear - sick to death of them.

by Anonymousreply 172March 22, 2023 8:50 AM

I agree, R171, he's the main threat to Djokovic. I worry, too, R172, about him being injury prone. But despite his injuries last year and this year, he's still winning big titles. Nadal was someone who frequently bothered with injuries throughout his career, yet he's tied for most Slams of all time. Hopefully Carlos and his team can manage his health. The modern game is brutal on the body.

I also agree, R172, that Nadal and Djokovic need to go. Djokovic will be the last holdout. Nadal is fading physically, and I think that in turn is taking a mental toll on Nadal. Federer was relatively injury-free throughout most of his career, although I suspect he bothered with injuries more than he let on. He just didn't call them out as frequently as Nadal, who often seemed to say he had something wrong with him if he lost. Cue, "My foot hurt so mush!"

I'd rather see the young guys vie for Slams this year, meaning the 22 and under club. Tsitsipas was a huge disappointment in the Australian final this year. I just think that generation doesn't have the belief that Alcaraz, Sinner, Rune, and others who are younger do. They believe they can beat the best and they believe they belong in the winner's circle. The generation just before them and not much older than them are still blinded by the Big 3 mystique.

by Anonymousreply 173March 22, 2023 8:59 AM

Not sure I’m seeing it for Sinner. His game is huge but he is spectacularly unclutch.

by Anonymousreply 174March 22, 2023 9:13 AM

Swiatek pulls out of Miami with rib injury.

by Anonymousreply 175March 22, 2023 3:09 PM

Lol, no she is ok, rybakina is in 4th round, that's all. She doesn't want to be embarrased again .

by Anonymousreply 176March 22, 2023 3:28 PM

It should be made an ATP Rule that Marcos Giron plays in grey shorts.

Stuh-rewth that's hot!

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by Anonymousreply 177March 22, 2023 4:54 PM

It wont matter cause Swiatek will probably dominate the clay but this withdrawal brings her a bit closer to the other players rankings wise.

by Anonymousreply 178March 22, 2023 4:58 PM

R143, Novak is spectacularly wrong and if a lot of people did what he has been doing, millions would be dead. The tournament he organized in Serbia during the pandemic was a spreader event in the sport. You must be a dunderheaded MAGA.

Novak is not exempt from the health regulations of any nation where he travels, because he is Novak. No one is an exception.

by Anonymousreply 179March 22, 2023 6:03 PM

Am I the only one fascinated by sour faced lingerie model/ Giorgi?

by Anonymousreply 180March 22, 2023 8:03 PM

R172 No, he was not. He was injured in the last part of the year.

It seems he had serious injuries because he had to withdrawn two very important tournaments but it was a question of bad luck not of serious injuries.

Jack Draper has way more problems than Carlos in that department

by Anonymousreply 181March 22, 2023 8:22 PM

I don't think Swiatek's problem is Rybakina. Her problem is that she is lethal when she dominates the score but she tends to take very bad decissions when she is behind.

Rybakina has a great serve, which is a big problem when you are losing because it's difficult to break her which puts more pressure.

I don't think Swiatek will have any problem on clay, when she is clearly the best player, but matching her last year's results is going to be difficult

by Anonymousreply 182March 22, 2023 8:24 PM

Ymer with a bad injury yet he's still playing. How smart is this? He can barely walk. He should just retire.

by Anonymousreply 183March 22, 2023 8:28 PM

Finally! He retired.

by Anonymousreply 184March 22, 2023 8:29 PM

Is that JJ Wolfe dude Christian? He's playing with a huge cross around his neck😬

by Anonymousreply 185March 22, 2023 8:30 PM

Marci shows his abs

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by Anonymousreply 186March 22, 2023 8:39 PM

^ are those leopard-print shorts?

by Anonymousreply 187March 22, 2023 8:59 PM

[quote]are those leopard-print shorts?

I think so. His clothing sponsor is Hydrogen, their outfits are usually quite...different lol

The new Nike kits are pretty ugly

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by Anonymousreply 188March 22, 2023 9:09 PM

^ truly hidjus

by Anonymousreply 189March 22, 2023 9:10 PM

Chair umpire seem a little to eager to help with that bra tightening

by Anonymousreply 190March 22, 2023 9:41 PM


by Anonymousreply 191March 23, 2023 12:59 AM

I like the Sunshine Double because we get to see right away how players will adjust in another big tournament. And even though IW and Miami are both hard courts, the conditions are way different. The court in Miami is faster, obviously it's way more humid, often warmer, less difference between night and day than in the desert. Should be interesting. Alacaraz, Fritz, Rune, and Sinner are all on the same half of the draw again - the top half (lol). The bottom half is a great opportunity for any number of players. If Med can put the IW thrashing behind him, he could make the final in Miami. Tsitsipas could get on track. Shelton could have another breakthrough in his home state. Tiafoe could follow up his best ever Masters performance with another SF or better. Will be interested to see if players can learn something from Alacaraz if they have to play Med - and if Med will actually stand anywhere near the court if opponents start to utilize the Alacaraz playbook.

by Anonymousreply 192March 23, 2023 1:35 AM

[bold] notable results today: [/bold]

Andreescu gives cameltoe with tight shorts in her 6-3 3-6 6-2 win over Raducanu

Kenin gets a win over Aussie scrub Sanders

Fernandez def. Tsurenko

Rogers def. continually slumping Stephens 6-4 3-6 6-2

Nakashima def. Otte

Fucsovics def. Cachin

Wolf def. Bublik 7-5 6-3

Lajovic def. Murray 6-4 7-5

Humbert def. Monfils 3-3 ret. due to wrist pain

Struff def. Fognini 6-4 5-7 6-4

by Anonymousreply 193March 23, 2023 2:05 AM

Why is Andrescu serving sweaty Camel toe lately?

by Anonymousreply 194March 23, 2023 2:21 AM

She's chunky and wears shorts that are too tight in her crotch.

by Anonymousreply 195March 23, 2023 2:25 AM

Nava def. Isner in 2 tiebreaks

well done

by Anonymousreply 196March 23, 2023 3:08 AM

Very well done. Less Isner is always a good thing.

by Anonymousreply 197March 23, 2023 3:17 AM

Murray, Monfils, Fognini, Isner, Ramos-Vinolas, Basilashvili, Johnson all out in the qualies or first round. Wouldn't be surprised to see Thiem and Gasquet follow suit.

by Anonymousreply 198March 23, 2023 3:57 AM

Lindsey Davenport was saying during the Stephens/Rogers match tonight that the court is so fast that there haven't been many (or any) long rallies (9 shots or more). Or something like that. Seems like that would be an advantage to players like Med and Rybakina.

by Anonymousreply 199March 23, 2023 4:01 AM

"Lindsey Davenport was saying during the Stephens/Rogers match tonight that the court is so fast that there haven't been many (or any) long rallies (9 shots or more). Or something like that. Seems like that would be an advantage to players like Med and Rybakina."

It is, but for different reasons. Rybakina is a power player - she can overpower people on any court, including slow courts. A fast court just makes her shots even more deadly and gives her opponents even less time to react. The only thing she has to worry about on a faster court is her defense - will it be so fast that more players will bother her with their power and rob her of time.

Med, comparatively to most other top men, is not a power player at all (not that he NEVER hits a powerful shot) - rather he's a counterpuncher and grinder who works points to draw an error from his opponent or eventually draw a weak reply so he can get to the forecourt and have a put away shot. He likes faster courts because it assists him with producing a faster ball that will make it possible for him to get his opportunities earlier in a point. And since he's good at redirecting his opponents' pace, when his opponents are hitting faster due to the court, he has more pace to redirect. Basically, he hits harder/faster when his opponents hit harder/faster. [How hard they hit is fairly static, but how fast the ball comes depends on how hard they hit AND the court speed.] He doesn't like to create his own pace because he's not really good at it. His serve - which his one affirmative weapon - is also more potent on a faster court.

BUT, Med can sometimes be overpowered, and on a faster court even more so if his opponent is clicking. His very deep court positioning - which makes it very tough to get a ball past the thoroughly mobile Med, can also be his downfall as players can drop shot, serve and volley, and hit short angles to throw off his rhythm and get him out of position - which Alacaraz did a ton of in the IW final.

by Anonymousreply 200March 23, 2023 4:17 AM

When can we see Daddy or Tommy?

by Anonymousreply 201March 23, 2023 6:02 AM

Tommy's playing doubles with Ben Shelton on Thursday, which can be seen on Tennis TV. Way better choice from Ben than his IW doubles partner, horror Rune.

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by Anonymousreply 202March 23, 2023 6:23 AM

Alcaraz’s coach, JCF, has said he believes Carlos is only playing at 60% of his full potential at this stage of his career.

That’s scary for the field.

by Anonymousreply 203March 23, 2023 9:08 AM

A grain of salt. His coach said it and then it was boosted by his PR team. He's impressive, no doubt, but, he's only number 1 because Wimbledon didn't award points to Djokovic. Remember, Del Potro was going to be the next big thing. Let's see how his body holds up.

BTW. I forget, how did not awarding points punish the tournament, help Ukraine, punish Russia? I see how it clearly punished the 2 most hated players and a few others and helped the most beloved players but no one else suffered. Did they? Bad Wimbledon! Bad! No points for you.

by Anonymousreply 204March 23, 2023 10:04 AM

Poor Misery. He won this thing once when it was in the Keys.

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by Anonymousreply 205March 23, 2023 10:46 AM

Oh, I actually think Alcaraz, barring injury, has quite a ceiling.

by Anonymousreply 206March 23, 2023 11:10 AM

When will Casper play? I didn't see his name on the OOP for today.

by Anonymousreply 207March 23, 2023 1:33 PM

R207 he will play tomorrow. His next opponent won yesterday

by Anonymousreply 208March 23, 2023 1:38 PM

I'm an Alcaraz fan, but I agree with what everyone is saying. His playing style is aggressive and very fun to watch (unlike Djokovic' boring pushing), however that will cause a toll on his body. He is only 19 and has already been injured a lot. Djokovic plays boring tennis imo, but it's smart tennis. He is hardly ever injured. He is almost 40 and still #1 (well, from next week again anyway), that says it all. Alcaraz is also short, so he will always work ovetime to compensate for it when serving. It's good Alcaraz had an early breakthrough because who knows how long he'll last. Maybe he'll retire at 25. That is why it's important to win as many titles as possible now when he's young and healthy.

by Anonymousreply 209March 23, 2023 1:42 PM

It's possible, R209, but people said the same thing about Nadal when he was in his teens and early 20s. I was waiting forever for Nadal to finally fade, but he kept on until the second half of last year. He frequently dealt with injury, more than Federer and Djokovic, but he's tied for the all-time men's Slam count.

Alcaraz could wind up like Nadal, dealing with injuries but always coming back and getting quality points. In fact, Tennis.com had an article about that this morning as to how Nadal was in the Top Ten for a record 18 straight years. Link to that article provided.

I do think we haven't seen Alcaraz at his peak yet. He is streaky and has a tendency to over-hit at the worst times, often losing leads and complicating matches. I was encouraged at his performance against Medvedev. He had a few consecutive points where he was a bit streaky, but overall he managed that match better than I've seen him do by staying mostly steady, working the point with patience, which you absolutely need against Medvedev, and waiting for his chances rather than forcing it. That's what made that bead-down all the more impressive.

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by Anonymousreply 211March 23, 2023 2:12 PM

To echo others, it will be interesting to see how Alcaraz's body holds up. He better have a great conditioning and fitness team around him, as well as a physio, and anybody else. "Modern" tennis is so physical. And the way Alcaraz plays - like Djokovic - with constant hard plant on the ground and cutting the ball off while stretched, often in an open stance split - that takes its toll. Plus, he's not quite as light on his feet as Djokovic, and his ground strokes are somewhat more belabored.

by Anonymousreply 212March 23, 2023 3:21 PM

Cris Garin Vs Marcos Giron just starting now

My loins may explode.

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by Anonymousreply 213March 23, 2023 4:09 PM

Does your groin grin over Giron v. Garin?

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by Anonymousreply 215March 23, 2023 4:29 PM

Shang is wearing an earring on his left ear. Does which side it's on mean anything any more?

by Anonymousreply 216March 23, 2023 4:33 PM

I don't think so.

by Anonymousreply 217March 23, 2023 4:46 PM

On the Tennis Podcast, they were discussing what a friendly guy Carlos is. Apparently, as he exited Indian Wells, he was calling out goodbye to everyone.

These brats like Rune gets lots of attention. Let’s enjoy these years of innocence for Alcaraz.

by Anonymousreply 218March 23, 2023 4:46 PM

Giron of the great ass team or Garin team?

by Anonymousreply 219March 23, 2023 5:13 PM

Quad God Garin grinds it out!

by Anonymousreply 220March 23, 2023 6:16 PM

Garin tops Giron."

"Giron bottoms out."

by Anonymousreply 221March 23, 2023 6:35 PM

Was there any reason in Miami why Garin and Giron were not playing in thongs?!

by Anonymousreply 222March 23, 2023 6:42 PM

Eubanks is ridiculously charming. He’s warm and great at spinning stories. Talked on TC just now about meeting Coco when she was five and how they now have a big brother, little sister dynamic that fills a void for him, as he doesn’t have any younger siblings.

by Anonymousreply 223March 23, 2023 7:51 PM

R179 R179 I am not vaccinated and I didn't kill anyone. And I know tons of people who are and they are dead. Jab DOESNT prevent spreading infection, is that clear? This is impossible.

by Anonymousreply 224March 23, 2023 8:35 PM

Garin won! I'm very happy. Nice to see the Latin Americans doing well on hard court and not just clay.

by Anonymousreply 225March 23, 2023 8:47 PM

Alcaraz could be a big problem to Medvedev in the future because unlike most top players (who get tired of hitting the russian wall) Alcaraz has the skills and the power to cause trouble to Daniil. Those drop shots could be lethal for the russian and unlike most young players Alcaraz has very good hand at the net

by Anonymousreply 226March 23, 2023 9:00 PM

Nice puff piece on Shapo and his Swedish squeeze.


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by Anonymousreply 228March 23, 2023 9:11 PM

who is the blonde bimbette on TC?

by Anonymousreply 229March 23, 2023 9:20 PM

Mark Knowles is a HAWT daddy.

by Anonymousreply 230March 23, 2023 9:34 PM

RE: Alcaraz, nice guy. Apart from tennis, throughout history, In general, as an ethnicity, is there a nicer and hotter group of guys than the Spaniards? Post Inquisition/ Aztec and Mayan genocide, of course. Even if they're not attractive, which most are, they are warm and inviting.

The world's most fuckable guys?

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by Anonymousreply 231March 23, 2023 9:42 PM

David Ferrer was thicc, hawt, an excellent player, and had fabulous hair.

by Anonymousreply 232March 23, 2023 9:43 PM

Mark Knowles is definitely hot. But he and Jim Courier also look almost like twins (at least sitting down).

by Anonymousreply 233March 23, 2023 9:45 PM

Can Tommy Paul ever win a GS?

by Anonymousreply 234March 23, 2023 10:08 PM

Fuck no.

by Anonymousreply 235March 23, 2023 11:54 PM

Does Shapo look like this spanish porn guy?

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by Anonymousreply 236March 24, 2023 1:58 AM

I would say Shapo looks more like this celebrity.

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by Anonymousreply 238March 24, 2023 4:22 AM

[quote] Does Shapo look like this spanish porn guy?

He does. I would never think "Chris Diamond" is Spanish though looking at his pics.

[quote] I would say Shapo looks more like this celebrity.

I would say Shapo looks more like Janice from The Muppets.

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by Anonymousreply 239March 24, 2023 4:41 AM

Janice from The Muppets.

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by Anonymousreply 240March 24, 2023 4:41 AM

[quote] Travel Like A Pro - Denis Shapovalov

Mar-ee-oh Kart

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by Anonymousreply 241March 24, 2023 5:31 AM

[bold] notable results today [/bold]

lucky loser Kokkinakis accepts Bergs choking 3 match points in a 4-6 6-3 7-6(7) win

Sonego def. Thiem 7-6(7) 6-2 Thiem falls to 1-8 record this season

DL fave McDonald def. Galan

in #QuadSquad DL fave battle Garin def. Giron 6-4 2-6 6-4

Lehecka def. Coria

Rybakina def. Kalinskaya the Bouchard lookalike 7-5 4-6 6-3

Azarenka demolishes Giorgi 6-3 6-1

Gauff def. Marino

Ostapenko def. Shapovalov's gf Mirjam Bjorklund 6-3 6-4

Potapova def. Kostyuk 6-1 6-3 and obviously no handshake

Collins back to winning over Tomova

Pegula def. Sebov

Badosa def. Siegemund

Mertens upsets Kasatkina 4-6 6-2 6-2

by Anonymousreply 242March 24, 2023 6:40 AM

Now that Nadal's down to 13th, Djokovic has more titles than the rest of the Top Ten put together.

by Anonymousreply 243March 24, 2023 7:49 AM

[bold] expected competitive matches for Friday

who are you picking? [/bold]

Sakkari vs. Andreescu

Fritz vs. Nava

Sabalenka vs. Rogers

Zverev vs. Daniel

Rublev vs. Wolf

Jabeur vs. Gracheva

Ruud vs. Ivashka

Alexandrova vs. Townsend

Krejcikova vs. Sasnovich

Kalinina vs. Kenin

Dimitrov vs. Struff

Rune vs. Fucsovics

RBA vs. Ruusuvuori

Schwartzman vs. Wu

Cressy vs. Lajovic

Kudermetova vs. Vondrousova

ADF vs. Nakashima

Kvitova vs. Noskova

Bencic vs. Fernandez

by Anonymousreply 244March 24, 2023 8:16 AM

poor Domi dominated again :-(

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by Anonymousreply 245March 24, 2023 10:50 AM

Zizou Bergs is VERY handsome

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by Anonymousreply 246March 24, 2023 12:52 PM

Good to see Old Warhorse Gasquet continuing to defy the years and show the young whippersnappers a thing or two.

He could be back in the Top 40 next week - I'm hoping he can get to 600 ATP wins by this year's French Open - he's on 596!

by Anonymousreply 247March 24, 2023 12:56 PM

so what exactly is wrong with Thiem?

by Anonymousreply 248March 24, 2023 1:41 PM

ZaSu Pitts.

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by Anonymousreply 249March 24, 2023 1:41 PM

Wow! JJ Wolf broke Rublev in the first game of the match. Is he a MAGAT? He must be religious, playing with that cross all the time...

by Anonymousreply 250March 24, 2023 3:17 PM

R250, players from Catholic or Orthodox countries often wear crosses or religious medals, it’s cultural as much as anything, but Wolf’s cross is really ostentatious.

by Anonymousreply 251March 24, 2023 3:38 PM

As was his mullet.

by Anonymousreply 252March 24, 2023 3:56 PM

Rublev broke back. 5-5 now.

by Anonymousreply 253March 24, 2023 3:57 PM

Now it's 6-6 and they're in the tie break, first set.

Is it Wolf or Rublev who's playing with the cross? Because Wolf is an American - so maybe an evangelical?

by Anonymousreply 254March 24, 2023 4:04 PM

Rublev and Shapo won !!!

by Anonymousreply 255March 24, 2023 5:08 PM

I don't like Andreescu, really fro know good reason. She bugs me.

by Anonymousreply 256March 24, 2023 5:19 PM

She has a fro?

by Anonymousreply 257March 24, 2023 5:19 PM

Lol. "For," not "fro." My bad.

by Anonymousreply 258March 24, 2023 5:22 PM

I'm shallow. I think Andreescu is on the plain side so I don't like watching her much.

Rybakina and Swiatek on the other hand.... roll on pretty ladies.

by Anonymousreply 259March 24, 2023 5:23 PM


by Anonymousreply 260March 24, 2023 5:29 PM

Lesbian sighted at R259!

by Anonymousreply 261March 24, 2023 5:35 PM

Rybakina and Siwatek are both fugs. The lezzie at 250 has no taste or understanding of beauty or what's hot

by Anonymousreply 262March 24, 2023 6:23 PM

Andrescu is such a drama queen. WTF kind of fall was that?

by Anonymousreply 263March 24, 2023 6:27 PM

Bianca seems like a bitch, but not in a fun way like Fernandez

by Anonymousreply 264March 24, 2023 7:19 PM

R248, I’m not aware of Thiem having any injury. I do know he’s said to be experiencing a phenomenon that afflicts lots of folks following wrist surgery. While the docs tell them the wrist is fine to return to full activity, the brain often tells the player that making sharp contact with a ball coming at you at high speed is going to destroy your wrist. And he has a bad case of it that he may never shake. All mental.

I hope he’s looking into things like hypnosis. I had hypnosis for my extreme fear of public speaking and quickly emerged as a really comfortable public speaker.

When your brain is fucking with you, you need to fuck with your mindset… whatever it takes.

by Anonymousreply 265March 24, 2023 7:37 PM

Thiem is simply done and over with. It takes one to know one.

by Anonymousreply 266March 24, 2023 8:12 PM

Rybakina isn't totally unfortunate-looking.

by Anonymousreply 267March 24, 2023 9:06 PM

Commentator extraordinare Mr. Cames Jourier warned the audience to turn away is Marton Fucsovics removes his shirt. Bitch don't want anyone getting any ideas.

by Anonymousreply 268March 24, 2023 9:09 PM

^ bitch don' wanna SHARE

by Anonymousreply 269March 24, 2023 9:20 PM

Carlitos is taking poor Bagnis to the woodshed.

by Anonymousreply 270March 24, 2023 9:23 PM

Prakash Armitraj, what do we think? He regularly seems to over do it - talking fast, stammering, getting overly excited when guests visit the studio.

by Anonymousreply 271March 24, 2023 9:48 PM

"The out of bounds areas around the courts are turquoise blue like the glimmering South Florida surf."

by Anonymousreply 272March 24, 2023 9:51 PM

I like looking at Prakash and his muscles. Sure he's a nepo baby and ended up being a journeyman but I don't mind him. Only real negative for me is how kiss-assy he is

by Anonymousreply 273March 24, 2023 10:23 PM


Ruusuvuori knocks RBA out in the rd64 at both Indian Wells and Miami

by Anonymousreply 274March 24, 2023 10:24 PM

Jabeur came back way too early from knee surgery. Very poor showing today against Gracheva. Just 4 games? yikes

by Anonymousreply 275March 24, 2023 10:25 PM

Garcia and Kudermetova seem to be cooling off from their 2022 hot form

Garcia got whupped 2-6 2-6 to Cirstea

Kudermetova 4-6 2-6 to Vondrousova

by Anonymousreply 276March 24, 2023 10:26 PM

R274 Good for the Finn. I'm Norwegian. I always root for the Noedic players, well, with the exception of Rune. Really can't stand him.

by Anonymousreply 277March 24, 2023 10:31 PM

Wow, what a demolition by Alcaraz! He hardly broke a sweat against the Argentine. 6-0, 6-2 is basically as good as it gets.

by Anonymousreply 278March 24, 2023 10:32 PM

Thiccmanovic takes out the UGOAT in a 3rd set TB

by Anonymousreply 279March 24, 2023 10:43 PM

Zverev bageled in the first set by Taro Daniel.

by Anonymousreply 280March 25, 2023 1:37 AM

Just saw a clip of match point (Zverev) and the announcer said he was dealing with "some external factors" - is he injured? Happy for the little Japanese guy though - wait he's 6'3" - he just looked small next to 6'6" Zverev.

by Anonymousreply 281March 25, 2023 3:54 AM

Zverev gave himself an insulin shot during a changeover in the second set.

Daniel just had his number tonight.

by Anonymousreply 282March 25, 2023 4:00 AM

Was it a case of Zverev karma?

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by Anonymousreply 283March 25, 2023 4:04 AM

A. Zverev.

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by Anonymousreply 284March 25, 2023 4:05 AM

Rybakina v Kalinskaya was Battle of the Babes. Of course they are both Russian.

by Anonymousreply 285March 25, 2023 4:08 AM

I'm newly back to tennis and was googling around - WTF? Anyway, he's a Type 1 diabetic who was told he couldn't play tennis because of that (as a kid, I guess) So good on him - glad he's become open about it to inspire other juvenile diabetes, which is a whole different and much worse condition than old/fat people's type 2.

Two hours after the match the ATP announced Zverev had been defaulted from his singles match and withdrawn from the tournament. “Due to unsportsmanlike conduct at the conclusion of his doubles match Alexander Zverev has been withdrawn from the tournament in Acapulco,” a tournament statement said. Feb 23, 2022

by Anonymousreply 286March 25, 2023 4:48 AM

Yea, Zverev is lucky he wasn’t arrested after that incident last year, R286, when he nearly assaulted the chair umpire with his racquet. He also beats his girlfriends. (Allegedly!)

Sampras had thalassemia and won 14 Grand Slams and dominated the sport for a decade.

by Anonymousreply 287March 25, 2023 5:01 AM

Fucsovics: is so hot!!!

by Anonymousreply 288March 25, 2023 5:40 AM

[bold] notable Saturday matches expected to be competitive

who do you pick? [/bold]

Tsitsipas vs. Gasquet Stefanos is dealing with a shoulder issue but still decided to play the Sunshine Double and we saw what happened at IW

Gauff vs. Potapova

Pegula vs. Collins

Rybakina vs. Badosa

Ostapenko vs. Haddad Maia

Hurkacz vs. Kokkinakis

Musetti vs. Lehecka

Berrettini vs. McDonald

Evans vs. Sonego

Coric vs. Eubanks

Baez vs. Garin

Azarenka vs. Linette

Shelton vs. Mannarino

by Anonymousreply 289March 25, 2023 5:45 AM

Having Zverev as a spokesperson for type 1 diabetes is like having Trump as a spokesperson for incontinence.

by Anonymousreply 290March 25, 2023 5:52 AM

"Don't be timid or ashamed about your type 1 diabetes, kids - you can be an asshole just as well as the next guy"

by Anonymousreply 291March 25, 2023 6:04 AM

DL fave Rune took out DL fave Fucksovics in straights.

by Anonymousreply 292March 25, 2023 11:10 AM

R282 Taro Daniel is another spanish product. He played in Spain since very young, in fact his sister Kana (who was more promising than him but vanished pretty soon) even represented Spain in some tournaments

And i'm torn about Rune, he is such a brat with bad sportsmanship but on the other hand he is really focused on tennis (unlike most youngsters) and he really wants to win (and put the effort to do it)

by Anonymousreply 293March 25, 2023 12:46 PM

Happy for Casper!

by Anonymousreply 294March 25, 2023 12:56 PM

R292 How is Rune a fave? He's an annoying brat. He always acts like he's 5 years old. Absolutely disgusting.

by Anonymousreply 295March 25, 2023 12:57 PM

I think only about 2 people have ever voiced any approval of Rune - and they were only because they like his legs! Not a DL favourite!

by Anonymousreply 296March 25, 2023 1:23 PM

Zverevv- is he done?

by Anonymousreply 297March 25, 2023 1:30 PM

Battle of the bitch faces, Collins vs Pegula.


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by Anonymousreply 299March 25, 2023 1:41 PM

Pepa Pig is playing right now v. Hadid Maia. She won the first set but is down 1-4 in the second.

by Anonymousreply 300March 25, 2023 4:54 PM

When you're a billionaire (Pegula), you can afford bitchface.

by Anonymousreply 301March 25, 2023 5:03 PM

Go Jelena! Hate the Miami crowd , so obnoxious and pro Hadad

by Anonymousreply 302March 25, 2023 5:50 PM

Yesssssssss Jelena!!

by Anonymousreply 303March 25, 2023 6:05 PM

Matteo and Lorenzo both dumped out today.

heir bad seasons continue to get worse.


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by Anonymousreply 304March 25, 2023 7:29 PM

Ostapepa and Rune are both DL faves.

Love isn't necessary.

by Anonymousreply 305March 25, 2023 9:08 PM

Musetti booti

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by Anonymousreply 306March 25, 2023 9:10 PM

lovelier than springtime

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by Anonymousreply 307March 25, 2023 9:12 PM

Is like to see pics of some of these posters here. Probably makes you feel better bashing the looks of others since you’ve always been so insecure about your own.

by Anonymousreply 308March 25, 2023 9:15 PM

Half the women's draw are Czech players. Huge fan of Barbora, Petra, Celine Dion lookalike

by Anonymousreply 309March 25, 2023 9:18 PM

Poor Coco. I was pulling for her. She really just imploded.

by Anonymousreply 310March 25, 2023 9:18 PM

Coco is on a downward spiral

by Anonymousreply 311March 25, 2023 9:20 PM

^ her FH collapsed

by Anonymousreply 312March 25, 2023 9:20 PM

Pegula is currently pummeling Danielle

by Anonymousreply 313March 25, 2023 9:21 PM

Danielle is a DL fave, though most us hate her.

by Anonymousreply 314March 25, 2023 9:23 PM

[quote] Pegula is currently pummeling Danielle


by Anonymousreply 315March 25, 2023 9:24 PM

Can Danielle's skirt be any shorter?

by Anonymousreply 316March 25, 2023 9:28 PM

Why can't the men wear those?

by Anonymousreply 317March 25, 2023 9:32 PM

Pegula has very pretty coloured eyes

by Anonymousreply 318March 25, 2023 9:34 PM

I’m generally inclined to despise a billionaire’s kids, but Pegula, by all accounts, sounds like a pretty good person.

by Anonymousreply 319March 25, 2023 9:46 PM

^ agreed

she has her own identity and drive, which is nice to see

by Anonymousreply 320March 25, 2023 9:55 PM

FAA def. Monteiro in 2 tiebreaks a very physical match. I've said before I don't understand how Monteiro hasn't become a top clay courter yet. Heavy forehand very fit.

by Anonymousreply 321March 25, 2023 10:05 PM

Halys upsets de Minaur in 3 tiebreaks!

de Minaur had break point, match point at 5-4 in the 2nd set. He also had 2 more in the 3rd set tiebreak

by Anonymousreply 322March 25, 2023 10:07 PM

Uh oh Collins is coming for Pegula's ass

by Anonymousreply 323March 25, 2023 10:08 PM

McDonald upsets Berrettini in 2 tiebreaks

making Matteo's Sunshine Double a total flop. Not surprising after he lost in the Phoenix challenger last week in between the Masters

by Anonymousreply 324March 25, 2023 10:08 PM

Garin def. Baez in straights. Solid win since he lost to him before both times on clay

by Anonymousreply 325March 25, 2023 10:09 PM

Eubanks upsets Coric in 3 sets shockingly none went to a tiebreak

so Coric joins Stephens and Berrettini as flopping hard in the Sunshine Double. All 3 missing chances to pick up valuable points

by Anonymousreply 326March 25, 2023 10:09 PM

Tsitsipas gets a walkover from Gasquet so the shoulder rests for another 2 days.

by Anonymousreply 327March 25, 2023 10:11 PM

Linette with a 3 set upset over Azarenka

by Anonymousreply 328March 25, 2023 10:11 PM

Pegula takes out Collins 6-1 7-6(0) decent handshake "see you at Fed Cup" lol

by Anonymousreply 329March 25, 2023 10:18 PM

She implossioned!

by Anonymousreply 330March 25, 2023 10:24 PM

Hubie team or Kokk team?

K. Hemsworth team or Etcheverry team?

Watanuki team or Tiafoe team?

Barrere team or Norrie team?

RCB team or Medvedev team?

Mannarino sauce team or Shelton team?

by Anonymousreply 331March 25, 2023 10:31 PM

The Kokk takes the first set over Hubie in a TB

by Anonymousreply 332March 25, 2023 10:31 PM

Sonego def. Evans in 3

Evans off to a poor start this season

by Anonymousreply 333March 25, 2023 10:40 PM

And Sonego is far easier on the eyes.

by Anonymousreply 334March 25, 2023 10:41 PM

Kokkinakis is so hot.

by Anonymousreply 335March 25, 2023 10:47 PM

It does make me laugh all the fuss made about the financial difficulties lower-ranked players face like having to share hotel rooms and take public transport between cities in order to make enough money on the tour. Then you had Pegula posting pictures on her social media on her dad's private jet.

by Anonymousreply 336March 25, 2023 10:48 PM

there's a real trash factor to Kokkinakis that turns me off

all the tattoos, the constantly changing (often dumb-looking) hairstyles

by Anonymousreply 337March 25, 2023 10:55 PM

Hubie walks pigeon-toed like Agassi.

by Anonymousreply 338March 25, 2023 10:56 PM

R335 He's even hotter in person.

by Anonymousreply 339March 25, 2023 11:24 PM

He better be hotter in person because he’s maybe a six to me. Not even nice calves.

by Anonymousreply 340March 25, 2023 11:47 PM

lmfao Kokkinakis choking badly all 3 match points in the tiebreak

karma for Bergs choking badly against him last round on match points

by Anonymousreply 341March 25, 2023 11:48 PM

Watching the Kokk now. I was wrong. He’s not a six. That’s too high.

by Anonymousreply 342March 26, 2023 12:53 AM

Kokkinakis blew match point in the second-set tiebreak.

by Anonymousreply 343March 26, 2023 12:57 AM

(And I normally wouldn’t be so bitchy about someone’s looks but he’s such an asshole who treats women like shit.)

by Anonymousreply 344March 26, 2023 12:59 AM

R337 that very trash fact and the crazy BDF is what turns me on. Hotter with that new hair.

by Anonymousreply 345March 26, 2023 1:32 AM

Coco was fairly terrible today. Good wakeup call.

by Anonymousreply 346March 26, 2023 2:21 AM

Coco needs a reset

by Anonymousreply 347March 26, 2023 2:26 AM

Hoping they (her parents) are listening to the right people.

by Anonymousreply 348March 26, 2023 2:28 AM

Jelena is a very large girl. Roomy.

by Anonymousreply 349March 26, 2023 2:41 AM

Shelton looks like a chipmunk.

by Anonymousreply 350March 26, 2023 3:01 AM

New thread. Thanks to OP of the new thread.

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by Anonymousreply 351March 26, 2023 3:07 AM

Poor Paola

by Anonymousreply 352March 26, 2023 3:14 AM

Was just watching Sabalenka and there's something about her jawline that looks so masculine. She's sailing through - maybe Rybakina can stop her. She's prettier and has great legs.

Today - American pretty boy Taylor Fritz has to face Spanish phenom Alcaraz. Oh well, he did well to reach the QFs.

Italian ginger Sinner vs some Finn with the weird last name of Ruusuvuori, who by contrast to Sabs, has a rather feminine jawline.

by Anonymousreply 353March 29, 2023 4:58 PM

Is Daddy Fritz pretty or handsome?

by Anonymousreply 354March 29, 2023 5:49 PM

Actually neither. To me he's just against-my-type "hot" with his stringy frame and stupid scooped-neck tennis blouses. He's REALLY not my type normally, but there's just something there. He exudes a trashy, nasty, I-don't-give-a-fuck bro sexuality.

by Anonymousreply 355March 29, 2023 6:29 PM
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