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Sunday Titlists 2: 2008/Never Again For Youzhny and Bacsinszky

Posted by gauloises1 on October 25, 2009

Mikhail Youzhny’s last ATP singles title was in 2008 in Chennai. I don’t even remember that. But he’s back to winning ways, beating maiden ATP finalist Janko Tipsarevic 67(5) 60 64 for the Kremlin Cup. It’s the sixth straight year that it’s been won by a Russian. At this point I will try not to say anything about British tennis.

mikhail youzhny salute kremlin cup moscow

mikhail youhzny janko tipsarevic kremlin cup moscow trophies

mikhail youzhny kremlin cup moscow trophy

And the fourth final ended with a first-time winner, Timea Bacsinszky, who defeated Sabine Lisicki 62 75 for the Luxembourg title.

timea bacsinszky luxembourg open celebrates

Obviously I was rooting for Licky, but I thought Bacsinszky played a very solid match. She backed up her great performance against Wickmayer in convincing style and completely outplayed an out-of-sorts Lisicki. Well done.

sabine lisicki timea bacsinszky luxembourg open trophy

timea bacsinszky luxembourg open trophy

Sadly, Lisicki’s loss means she won’t qualify for Bali (that other year-ending championships), with Aravane Rezai taking the final spot. Hopefully she’ll knock up a fetching number for the occasion.

6 Responses to “Sunday Titlists 2: 2008/Never Again For Youzhny and Bacsinszky”

  1. jewell - Make tea, not war. said

    I remember Chennai…poor Rafa. ;-) I think it was something like 6-1 6-0 to Youzhny.

  2. gauloises1 said

    Oh you and your Rafa Rafa Rafa.

    Really? I’m sorry I missed it :)

  3. jewell - Make tea, not war. said

    I don’t know, I think my willingness to reference a horrible loss for my boy shows my dedication to you…I should get praise and love for that. ;-)

    But anyway, it was a good moment for Youzhny. :)

  4. gauloises1 said

    Do I ever give you anything except praise and love?

    Don’t answer that.

  5. AmyLu said

    Yeah, that Chennai loss would not be high on my list of fond tennis memories. I was in Ecuador and for some reason Chennai is aired on TV there. I’m quite happy Youzhny won today — and would love if he’d have a resurgence of sorts next year.

  6. irefusetotellyou said

    I’m happy that Youzhny won, especially on home turf, but he still scares the bejesus outta me.

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