Champions Defense

Two ATP singles finals were played today.

In Brisbane,  Dick beat defending champion Steps in 2 close sets that finished in TBs, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (7).

Good for Dick. I’m totally preparing myself for the ESPN commies hype regarding Dick during the AO *ahem PMac*. Moving along.

The other ATP final was the one in Chennai. Where Marin was able to defend his title. He beat Stan in 2 close sets that also finished in TBs, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3).

I have a soft spot for Marin, so I’m happy that he was able to defend his title.  Look for him to be in the AO Dark Horses list of many of the “tennis experts.”

 

Janko and Stan, and Stan’s pornstar tash advance in Chennai

So HSM fave Janko has made it through to the semis in Chennai, after defeating Thiemo de Bakker 7-5, 7-5. Philosophical delight Tipsy was on blistering form. His sunnies were totally fug though, annoying fangirls worldwide. Anyways, it’s awesome to see Serbian hottie going deep in a tourney. He will play giant killer Marin Cilic next, after the Croatian defending champion defeated Giraldo, 7-6, 6-1.

Meanwhile, Stan the Man, sporting dodgy facial hair that Ron Jeremy would be proud of, also made it through to the semis, after defeating Micheal Berrer in straights. He’ll now face Dudi (ha) Sela, who earlier in the day defeated Lukas Lacko, 7-6, 7-5.

OOP: Saturday, January 9, 2010

Stanley the Manly through, Sod slayer shocked

In all honesty, The Aircel Chennai Open hasn’t been the most exciting tourney happening this week. Howver, Stan and his fuckable backhand have livened things up a bit, as have the surprise losses of certain players.

 

Concubine lover Wawrinka, the “other” yet infinitely more awesome Swiss, who has had a bit of a drop in form over the last few months, looked to be back on top of his game as he defeated American Michael Russell in straights, 6-3, 6-4.  He will now face Michael Berrer, who knocked out Frenchie Stéphane Robert in straight sets. I was inordinately happy that Robert got knocked out, as he had defeated my compatriot Louk Sorenson, the first Irishman to play a tour level ATP match in over 20 years. Suck it, Stéphane. 😛

Meanwhile, Slovakian World #82 Lukas Lacko shocked American Robby Ginepri, who earlier this week ousted The Sod. The first set showcased some great touch and skills at the net from Lacko, while Ginepri looked out of sorts.  The 2nd set saw Ginepri basically fall apart, and his boll toss looked about as good as Baby E’s. Overall, a solid 7-6, 6-4 win for Lacko. He will now face Dudi (ha) Sela, who defeated American Kevin Kim, 7-6, 6-2.

Friday OOP:

  Centre Court Court 1
1
Matches Start At 5:10 PM
Singles Round 3
Thiemo De Bakker
vs
Janko Tipsarevic
Matches Start At 5:00 PM
Singles Round 3
Lukas Lacko
vs
Dudi Sela
2
followed by
Singles Round 3
Stanislas Wawrinka
vs
Michael Berrer
after appropriate rest
Doubles Quarter Final
Allegro. Y / Wawrinka. S
vs
Lu. Y / Tipsarevic. J
3
followed by
Singles Round 3
Santiago Giraldo
vs
Marin Cilic
 
4
followed by
Doubles Quarter Final
Fleming. C / Skupski. K
vs
Bhupathi. M / Bopanna. R