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Beijing: Oversized Trophies and Stuffed Somethings For All!

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!

beijing atp novak djokovic china open 2009

beijing atp marin cilic china open final 2009

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.

beijing atp marin cilic novak djokovic china open trophy ceremony

Doesn’t China know never to wear gold and silver together?

beijing atp novak djokovic china open trophy2

beijing atp novak djokovic china open trophy

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.



beijing wta svetlana kuznetsova china open trophy 2009

beijing wta svetlana kuznetsova china open 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.

beijing atp mark knowles andy roddick china open doubles

beijing atp andy roddick bob bryan china open 2009

beijing wta hsieh su-wei peng shuai

5 Responses to “Beijing: Oversized Trophies and Stuffed Somethings For All!”

  1. AmyLu said

    I watched the end of the second set of the men’s final (I missed the first set and a half due to sleeping through the tape delay of the match that started at 10 am so yeah, completely understand the 8:30 difficulties), and I thought Nole’s game was clicking more than I’ve seen in a while, particularly on the FH side. I actually thought Marin played well in patches, but he revealed his inexperience at points, where he’d sometimes try to go for a winner that wasn’t really there. And, he can’t be happy that he was broken twice serving for the second set. But, on the whole, he should be immensely pleased with his tournament.

    And, the trophy ceremony had some fun moments — the female announcer wanted Nole to impersonate Rafa, which he didn’t want to do so he suggested that a fan come on court and impersonate him. To which she cut him off and said, “no, you are changing the rules” or something to that effect. Their interactions were funny — he also tried to say something in Chinese, and when he finished, she said, “okay” and sounded completely unimpressed. That made me laugh. A lot.

  2. irefusetotellyou said

    How come the girls get boy stuffed things and the boys get girl stuffed things?

    This is just one of the deep thoughts I had about tennis today.

  3. Westney said

    Aw, you can really tell that this one meant A LOT to Nole. Good on him.

  4. doesn't swing,it blows said

    I love that RAndy decided to do a groin bump instead of a chest bump.. no wonder the guy bagged himself a swimsuit model

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