More Tuesday Randomness

Guess who?

OK, there should be some rule that if you’re a hairy skinny white dude, you shouldn’t be shirtless next to Feli. It doesn’t work.

Thank you, Janko. You give the girls what they want. I salute you. However, did you really have to practice with Lames Blake? I mean it’s kind of a bonerkill.

Not to mention I had to pretend like I was taking some pics of Lames so I didn’t look like a total stalker. But I forgive you.

Poor Carlos. He had to withdraw, and he got attacked by kids before that. Yes, Tuesday was “Kids Day” or whatever. They were *everywhere.* ¬†Honestly, kids should be banned from the tournament. Except for the ballkids, obvs.

Totally besties. In my mind. And that’s all that matters.

Why did he have to lose? FML. Honestly. To be a FrenchieKAD is to suffer.

I saw Vika practicing twice on Tuesday. Once with CanWoz and once with her hitting partner or whatever. She was really in a good mood, smiling, saying “nice shot” and other compliments to CanWoz.

I guess Miami holds good memories for her. Hope she wins again.

Of course randomness wouldn’t be randomness without a Mo sighting. I was walking out of the park to go home. Took the back way that passes Court 4 and there’s Mo’s head in my path, lol. He was rather randomly watching the Baltacha match on an outer court. I guess he’s a fan. And since he’s Mo, he couldn’t sit like everyone else. He had to stand. He’s that awesome.

All the pictures are Jills property. Don’t take any of them without her¬†permission. Thanks.

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

Wednesday Results: ATP

Brisbane: Fun stuff happening in Brisbane. Nice, competitive matches, with a few surprising beatdowns thrown in. I was shocked by how well Ball played against Dick; he even had a set point in the first set. Blake had a hard time against Frenchie Gicquel, saving 3 MPs to eventually come out with a win (unfortunately). Monf vs Serra was another close one. Monf’s seemingly injured, but still hanging in there. Good for me, since he’s one of my tennis-pool picks. Also, RICHIE WON EASILY, woot.

I really can’t take him and Jo being injured all year again. This better be minor. Also, I love his hair at the moment.

I woke up at 5:30 to see Berd and Marcos, because they’re 2 of my faves, and I’m so glad I did. Berd pretty well destroyed Marcos, beating him 6-0 6-1 in a little over an hour.

Though I usually hate lopsided matches, I enjoyed this one because I was so happy about Tomas’ form. I really hope he keeps it up going into the AO.

Full Brisbane Men’s Results:

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Singles – Second Round
[1] A Roddick (USA) d [WC] C Ball (AUS) 76(0) 63
[2] R Stepanek (CZE) d [Q] O Dolgopolov Jr. (UKR) 57 76(4) 62
[3] G Monfils (FRA) d F Serra (FRA) 67(5) 76(5) 61
[4] T Berdych (CZE) d M Baghdatis (CYP) 60 61
J Blake (USA) d M Gicquel (FRA) 63 36 76(8) – Saved 3 M.P.
R Gasquet (FRA) d [Q] M Ebden (AUS) 63 64
W Odesnik (USA) d A Falla (COL) 67(8) 62 61
[8] T Bellucci (BRA) d H Levy (ISR) 64 46 64

Doubles – Quarter-finals
J Blake (USA) / A Roddick (USA) d [4] M Melo (BRA) / B Soares (BRA) 76(3) 64

Doubles – First Round
[3] M Llodra (FRA) / A Ram (ISR) d [WC] P Luczak (AUS) / J Sirianni (AUS) 36 64 10-7

Chennai: No one’s really talking about Chennai, and so Janko, Marin and Stan are quietly making their ways towards the semifinals/final. Marin had a close call today, losing the first set to Granollers but eventually winning 6-4 in the third. Janko had a great match against Devvarman, winning in easy straight sets. I noticed that Janko has a new tattoo, on the back of his left upper arm. It looks rad.

All he needs to do to get to the semis is beat Thiemo de Bakker. And he’s simply too badass not to win that match. Ajde!

Full Chennai Results:

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Singles – Second Round
[2] M Cilic (CRO) d M Granollers (ESP) 67(3) 63 64
[4] J Tipsarevic (SRB) d [WC] S Devvarman (IND) 62 61
T de Bakker (NED) d R Haase (NED) 63 64
S Giraldo (COL) d J Hajek (CZE) 64 62

Doubles – First Round
Y Allegro (SUI) / S Wawrinka (SUI) d [1] E Butorac (USA) / R Ram (USA) 36 64 10-5
C Fleming (GBR) / K Skupski (GBR) d J Hajek (CZE) / L Lacko (SVK) 64 64
[WC] Y Bhambri (IND) / C Moya (ESP) d R Ginepri (USA) / D Sela (ISR) 62 46 10-5
J Cerretani (USA) / T Rettenmaier (USA) vs [3] M Bhupathi (IND) / R Bopanna (IND) 36 55 – postponed due to rain
Y Lu (TPE) / J Tipsarevic (SRB) vs M Berrer (GER) / S Greul (GER) 52 – postponed due to rain

Doha: There’s really not much to say about Doha. Without the cat and Rafa’s new kit to brighten things up, this place would be dead. Fed, Rafa, and Kolya breezed through in straights. Fed and Kolya killed some hotness in the form of Evgeny and Marco. I wish Jo hadn’t had to withdraw. He’d have added some much-needed life to the tourney.

Younes lost the final match of his career to Darcis and there was a ceremony for him:

Ernie had a nice win over Seppi. His reward is the chance to play Fed in the QFs. Divine intervention would be nice right about now.

Full Doha Results:

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Singles – Second Round
[1] R Federer (SUI) d E Korolev (KAZ) 62 64
[2] R Nadal (ESP) d P Starace (ITA) 62 62
[3] N Davydenko (RUS) d M Chiudinelli (SUI) 63 64
[5] V Troicki (SRB) d O Rochus (BEL) 62 62
[7] I Karlovic (CRO) d [Q] B Becker (GER) 46 63 62
[Q] S Darcis (BEL) d [WC] Y El Aynaoui (MAR) 63 61
L Kubot (POL) d S Stakhovsky (UKR) 62 76(5)
E Gulbis (LAT) d A Seppi (ITA) 64 75

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[2] F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK) d S Darcis (BEL) / L Kubot (POL) 46 76(6) 11-9
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / A Montanes (ESP) d W Moodie (RSA) / M Youzhny (RUS) 62 26 10-6
E Korolev (KAZ) / S Stakhovsky (UKR) vs [3] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL)
[4] C Kas (GER) / D Norman (BEL) vs M Chiudinelli (SUI) / V Troicki (SRB)

Janko Tops Moya in Chennai

First round singles got underway in Chennai with Marin moving one step closer to defending his title, beating Kunitsyn in straights. The most interesting match of the day for me was the return of Carlos Moya, who played Janko, the #4 seed. It was a fairly competitive match, but surprisingly (to me, anyway) Janko won in straights.

Better luck next time, Chuck.
Here are the full results for Monday:

Singles – First Round
[2] M Cilic (CRO) d I Kunitsyn (RUS) 62 64
[4] J Tipsarevic (SRB) d [WC] C Moya (ESP) 63 76(2)
J Hajek (CZE) d [6] S Greul (GER) 36 62 64
T de Bakker (NED) d [8] R Ram (USA) 61 61
S Giraldo (COL) d B Phau (GER) 64 67(6) 63

Doubles – First Round
[2] M Granollers (ESP) / S Ventura (ESP) d M Kohlman (GER) / R Schuettler (GER) 76(5) 63
[WC] S Devvarman (IND) / S Singh (IND) d [4] R de Voest (RSA) / S Lipsky (USA) 62 75

The OOP for Tuesday: