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Shtoo-rill

Posted by gauloises1 on April 23, 2011

That’s how you pronounce ‘Estoril’, apparently, and that’s where I am, havin’ it large (and sometimes small). I’m doing some writing for other sources but I thought you’d appreciate some photo content.

No, they’re not my photos. I didn’t bring a camera – at least, not one that I can hook up to a computer. (I’m bringing the disposable camera back.) These are courtesy of the fantastic Pedro Mendes and I’m sure you’ll agree he’s a handy man with a lens.

The omnipresent Jeremy Chardy, daring you not to look at his bulge.

The very beautiful Jarmila Groth Gajdisova at the draw ceremony.

The very lovely Heather Watson, who had a great win in qualifying aganst Karolina Sprem and was then nice enough to chat to me afterwards. Forgot to ask if she would be stalking Delpo though.

Speaking of which …

The big man was on cheerful form in practice today, generally goofing around and being a bit lazy. He was cracking those forehands, though. And was promptly engulfed by a crowd of autograph-seeking kids as he left the court.

… No comment.  

(These photos belong to Pedro Mendes, so please don’t steal them.)

8 Responses to “Shtoo-rill”

  1. irefusetotellyou said

    “being a bit lazy” = Me and Delpoid have so much in common! Sometimes I can’t even tell us apart.

    On a related(ish) matter, those are darn nice photos, I can’t wait to see more of ‘em as the tournament (and by “tournament” I mean “JMDP”) progresses!

  2. Saoirse said

    +1 on everything IRTTY said

    Thank you for posting those wonderful pics for all of us devoted fans to enjoy and give a big thumbs up to my new BF Pedro Mendes for me, alright?

    Please tell me you did some proper stalking of the big man yourself…

  3. your personal doctor of chemistry said

    If you can, take a few minutes off from your elfnapping plans and help Robin find his mojo…seems like he lost it somewhere in France..

    • naughty T....urbane gentleman said

      Robin’s mojo was very much in evidence on the practice courts today as he whipped Verdasco’s arse in a practice set… seriously huge hitting and cracking winners from every conceivable angle. Impressive stuff.

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