Posted by gauloises1 on October 12, 2009
So after making heroic efforts to wake up for the men’s final in Beijing (8.30 a.m. on a Sunday is beyond heroic for me, OK?), I only saw four games of it before it was rained off and then had to go out just as it resumed. Upside: I did get to see the Nadal-Cilic match during the rain delay, and wow, Marin played seriously well. That was something.
Sadly not the same fortune for him today. He lost to Nole, 62 76(4). On the other hand, I seriously love Nole, so I’m still happy. Multiple faves FTW!
Still a great tournament for Marin; he’s now got wins over two of the top four (are we still calling them the Big Four?) and made the finals of a 500. All-round encouraging signs.
Doesn’t China know never to wear gold and silver together?
And nice for Nole to get a title in the week that he took back the no. 3 spot, as well. Happy faces all round.
In the WTA final, which I also missed, Svetlana Kuznetsova lived up to expectations and beat Agnieszka Radwanska 62 64 for her third Beijng title. Nice, and it also affords an opportunity to enjoy some hilarious Svetlana stylings with the trophy.
And Andy Roddick salvaged something from the week, making the doubles final with his partner Mark Knowles. Unfortunately they were beaten by the Bryans, but still. And Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai took the women’s doubles trophy. Good stuff.
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Posted by gauloises1 on July 12, 2009
Croatia 2 U.S.A 1
This is actually the best picture of the Bryans I could find from today. Although admittedly I didn’t look too hard. Anyway, a Bryan referred to their Croatian opponents (Zovko and Karanusic, and no I don’t care enough to check the spelling) as “sacrificial lambs” in a pre-match interview, and it wasn’t far wrong. They fell to the brothers 63 61 63.
By resting Karlovic, the Croatians were essentially – not to say, wisely – conceding the point today. With the players they had to draw on, it’s not a good thing to have to face the Bryans. They were just too good.
So it’s up to Marin tomorrow to secure the crucial point in the fourth rubber to send Croatia through to the Davis Cup semifinals. I’m not worried though (lie: I am). Who can defy this awesomeness?
Ajmo, you boyos.
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Posted by gauloises1 on July 6, 2009
Not pictured: murdered prostitute.
Fine Serbian engineering.
Come on you boyos.
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Posted by gauloises1 on May 6, 2009
The Bryan brothers suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Jan Hernych and Ivo Minar in Munich today, 16 62 11-9.
There’s an old saying that applies here, I feel.
Wear lederhosen, get your ass kicked.
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Posted by gauloises1 on May 5, 2009
Yeah, it does exactly what it says on the tin.
The woman who took this photo is dead now.
If you see the photo, in seven days you will die.
(via the Bryan Bros twitter)
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Posted by gauloises1 on April 23, 2009
The Bryans would like you to know what they’re up to in Barcelona.
With brothers like that …
Anyway, bet you £50 that woman’s been fed through a woodchipper by now.
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