Rafa defeats RRBC to win 5th RG title

I’m too emotional to write in a coherent manner, so I’ll let Rudyard Kipling do the talking, with a line from my favourite poem;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run –
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man my son

Mallorcan Rafael Nadal Parera defeated Robin Bo Carl Soderling, 6-4, 6-2, 6-4, to win his 7th Slam title today.

Sod played well, but not up to his awesome standard during the rest of the tournament. Rafa played a wonderful match, hitting plenty of astounding winners, and looking more like his 2008 self.

Robin deserves so much fucking credit for his incredible run. He, for the second consecutive year, defeated the World #1 and defending champion, this time Roger Federer. He played brilliant tennis to come through a tough 5 set semi against Berdych.

As I’ve recently admitted, mainly thanks to our Queen Vitch Jills, I am becoming a Sod fan. He plays some amazing tennis, and is genuinely hilarious and awesome off court. Robin will now reach his career high ranking of World #6. Congrats on an amazing fortnight, dude. And good luck for Wimbledon. Hugs to Robin fans.

But today was about one man……

Rafa was more emotional than we’ve ever seen him after a match. He genuinely cried his heart out after winning his 5th Roland Garros title. He spoke of how difficult the last year was for him, what with the injury to the holy knees, the tear in his abdominal muscles, and seperation of his parents, and he thanked the crowd and his ever-present team for their support. He seems to be in a much better place now than he was last year, and I for one couldn’t be more proud to call myself a Rafa fan. He teared up again as the Spanish National Anthem, La Marcha Real, was played. Beautiful moment.

Rafa will now regain his World #1 ranking from Roger Federer, and heads into Wimbledon on a 22 match winning streak, after going undefeated in the clay season. Vamos!

Felicitaciones, campeon!!!

Massive hugs and love to all our fellow Rafa fans.

Hotness of the Week: Marat Safin

Yes, ladies, it’s that time again. HotW is back, and this week our subject is Marat Safin.

Where do I start? Check out that smile!

Maratski workin a hood like only he could, his eyes are making me melt

Look. At. That. Body

Marat is a former World Number One, and he is delicious

He’s a total GQ Motherfuck€r

He retired at the end of last year, breaking the hearts of fangirls (and fanboys) worldwide

He looks shit hot even when sporting a black eye. Unf!

Part of his charm is that he just seems to not give a fuck. He’s like “I’m badass, deal with it”

*sobs* Remember this? Maratski is a two-time Grand Slam champion.

Basically, there’s no need for a summation in this case. He’s Marat Mikhailovich Safin, and he’s a sexy bastard.



Hotness of the Week Chicks Edition; Flavia Pennetta

So, anyone who reads HSM regularly, or follows me on Twitter, will know that I have a total girlcrush on Miss Flavia Pennetta, or Bella Flavia, as I like to call her.

For starters, she has amazing legs

She just embodies typical Italian beauty and grace

Her smile makes my heart all fluttery, and she’s a chick FFS!

She has had sex on a tennis court before, as she admitted in an interview.  I want. With her.

She can “smize” amazingly well. Tyra Banks and her fivehead would approve

She has great fashion sense (love those shoes), but look at that smile! I love it!

She is a BAMF. She once said she’d “have a quickie with Marat Safin.” See? She’s just like us!

Le sigh. She really is bella.

When she was having a hard time personally in 2007, she didn’t let it ruin her. Hells no, she went away, worked on her tennis, and became the first Italian Chick to crack the Top 10. Awesome!

What is there left to say? She’s Italian, beautiful, sexy, cute, has a great sense of humour, would bone Maratski, is bubbly and vivacious, and a damn good tennis player.

I would totally marry Flavs and have her Italian babies. Le sigh.  She’s the only chick I’d ever say that about.

Forza Bella Flavia!



Hotness of the Week, chicks edition #1

We here at HSM pride ourselves on being great believers in equality. A fair few of our HSM readers are dudes, so, this post is for them. Our very first HotW chick subject is Ana Ivanovic.

She is blazing hot

For someone so shy and dorky, she does “come hither” eyes pretty well

The girl rocks sexy clothes damn well

She knows how to work the camera

She looks good wet (!)

She grew up in a working class family and learned how to play tennis an an abandoned swimming pool. That is inspirational stuff, y’all

She says she’s “trilled” all the time, which is fucking adorable

Again, she rocks wetness well

She is a UNICEF ambassador, which shows that she’s beautiful both inside and out

She is a grand slam champion, and quite frankly, deserves more fucking respect than she often gets

So, Ana won a match today, and is hot and beautiful and sweet. We salute you, Baby E.  AJDE!

(This post is really dedicated to Curt and Parker, for being loyal and epic Ana fans. We love you guys)

*Insert Miami Vice Joke Here*

Thank you Miami! Nando in a Jet-Sky. Nando Shirtless. Just one thing. Can he please just shave? Jills can you find him and tell him something about this situation? Anyway….

Nando Pic Spam Alert!!!

He was so made for this.

Sigh. That smile ❤

Tom Cruise in Risky Business or Don Johnson in Miami Vice? You guys make the choice.

Just Because I Can.

I was going to add them to the post down there, but this deserve there own post. Why? Because is Gonzo. He’s looking adorable and awesome like always.

Gonzantic Pic Spam Alert!!!

Did I mentioned that I love him? Le Sigh.

Hotness Of The Week: Feliciano Lopez

Well, well. Look what we have here: another Hottie of the Week. Emma did one on Friday. Today is Monday so this is a new week. We did one of Nando, so of course the next one was going to be Feli. It’s kind of impossible to keep those two apart.   Feli Lopez: The Prettiest Man on the ATP Tour (yes I gave him that title because it is true). Let’s start, shall we?

He doesn’t mind getting oily and posing for gay magazines.

He’s part of one of the most epic bromances in ATP History.

He likes to be shirtless a lot.

He has the body of a Greek god. He’s like Adonis reincarnated, I swear.

He can go all model on you. I see a second career in the future.

Did I mention that he goes shirtless a lot?

He can also be a BAMF on court. Especially in Davis Cup. Suck on that Argentine crowd.

He also possesses one of the most amazing asses on the ATP tour, maybe even in the world. Also, he likes to play without his underwear and just wearing a jockstrap. Don’t believe me? Check out the video up there.

Feli, all the fangirls and some fanboys salute you. Keep us giving what we want. Because Deli Lopez brings the meat. (TM Neil)