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Image is Everything: Oh, Bangkok. What a Difference a Year Makes

Posted by gauloises1 on September 30, 2009

I mean, the Thailand Open, Thai boxing, I get it, it probably has to be done. And yeah, they probably couldn’t use Jo-Willy twice in two years. But to go from this …


(photo courtesy of Forty Deuce)

To this, in the space of just twelve months …

isner gilles ginepri

You get where I’m going with this.




I mean, kudos for getting Gilles in there.

But the others …

ginepri knee in


Nobody wants to see this.

gilles ginepri isner


gilles ginepri isner3

See how they all look better with their shirts on? There’s a reason for that.

(Also, I love how Gilles is the only one not doing the hands-in-lap shielding. Bet you there’s a reason for that, too.)

13 Responses to “Image is Everything: Oh, Bangkok. What a Difference a Year Makes”

  1. irefusetotellyou said

    I love Gilles’ face in the 1st photo when he’s striking a fierce pose … he’s totally into it.
    He’s also totally scrawny. (Yeah, I know, tell me something you don’t know.)

    Poor Babyface Isner … he’s got a babybody, too. Squishy.

  2. gauloises1 said

    He weighs too much to ever win a Slam, according to someone who quoted someone else on my commentary for a match I can’t remember in a place I’m not sure I’ve been.

    But it’s true.

  3. irefusetotellyou said

    We might have to do an operation involving suctioning off Isner’s baby-belly baby fat and shooting it into Gilles’ body (arms/legs, preferably.)

    Someone get on this.

  4. Saoirse said

    Good to know that Isner is the kind of bloke who keeps his socks on.

    God, I am so turned on right now.

  5. Saoirse said

    And what’s that on Gilles’ t-shirt? ‘Cool something always make me smile’?

    Surely he ain’t referring to the company…

  6. SA said

    Anything after Jo was going to be fail. But Gilles is somehow charming in these photos. He’s totally owning his chicken legs and ridiculous skinnyness.

  7. linex said

    Isner and Ginepri are a joke in those pictures very funny. Gilles skinny or not is cute, however, the boxing profile is not for him, it certainly suited JOWi better.

  8. linz said


    So, Robby hasn’t aged well AT ALL. I used to have a crush on him, but now he’s just super icky. If you’re not going to be attractive OR good at tennis it’s time to go away.

    Johny: I’m STARTING to get over the USOpen. SLOWLY. But the socks aren’t helping. The adorableness is though.

    Gilles is just hysterical and super tiny. How does he have enough strength to hit the ball?!?!

    Gosh, all these pictures are just GOLD. Thank you for finding and sharing Gaul.

  9. Mango said

    Seeing these photos of Gilles reminded me of this:

  10. Gaby said

    hahhahah isner hahahahah with his socks on

  11. oh i is so turned on by jo, gilles and my secret love…isner!! 😛

  12. naughtyT... said

    your secret love’s no secret anymore.

  13. Jackobeanz said

    well nothing about me is very secretive….

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