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Bangkok: What the Hell, Jo?

Posted by gauloises1 on October 4, 2009

No defense of his title for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, as he lost in the semis to Viktor Troicki, 16 62 63. I didn’t see the match so I can’t say what happened (I hate the Asian swing, I feel so bloody uninformative). But it does mean pictures of Sad Jo, which do things to me.

tsonga jo-wilfried thailand open bangkok

tsonga jo-wilfried bangkok thailand open

Great stuff for Troicki though, who’s now 2-0 up on Jo. I never know quite how to feel about Viktor Troicki. He’s yummy, obviously (longest eyelashes on the ATP tour, I’m quite sure of that), and when he’s on he’s got a great game, but I’ve seen too many abrupt retirements and temper tantrums to quite be a fan. Although kudos for the salute to the crowd. That’s Nolesque.

troicki viktor bangkok thailand open

Incidentally, does anybody know what the deal is with the guy next to him? He seems to have been at virtually every match, dressed in ridiculous get-ups, leading the cheers somewhat indiscriminately. Oh well. I salute him as a fellow manic tennis fan.

So it won’t be an all-French final, but it will be at least demi-French, as Gilles Simon beat Jurgen Melzer 64 76(3). This will be Gilles’ first final of the year, I believe; nominally a happy occasion, not that you’d know it from these photos.

gilles simon bangkok thailand open

gilles simon bangkok thailand open

Oh Gilles. Why so serious?

5 Responses to “Bangkok: What the Hell, Jo?”

  1. Mlle. Marseillaise (a.k.a Joan) said

    I need Gilles to win. Viktor Troicki can go in the corner with asian cheerleader dude and **** himself. I need my Gilly to win so he can be happy and I can see his sunshine of a smile.

    Also, there’s a Federbear where the hell is Jo’s bear. If anyone on the tour deserves his own adorable stuffed bear, it’s Jo. If I can’t have the real Jo in my bed, I want an adorable stuffed animal version of him.

  2. gauloises1 said

    I want Gilles to win so much. He’s had such a crappy year. Allez la redemption! (I don’t know what the French for “redemption” is so I just mentally pronounced it with a French accent.)

    OMG yes there needs to be a Jo bear so badly. Although I feel like it needs to be machine washable.

  3. naughtyT... said

    I beg to differ, Gilles, who I love dearly (AND he touched my arse), has lots of titles and poor Viktor has not so many…. like actually none.. so go go go Viktor.

  4. irefusetotellyou said

    Huh? He touched your golden buns?


  5. naughtyT... said

    Estoril! It was a huge moment… and Wonn Monaaaaaahko put his arm around me too.. all in all a grand time.

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