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Robin Rocks, Marat Mastered by Mini-Me

Posted by gauloises1 on October 23, 2009

You know what? I’m getting quite fed up with all the Soderling hate floating around. Can we pretend his existence isn’t defined by his history against that Spanish guy and take a moment to appreciate Robin Soderling? Not only is he a legitimate excuse to look at pictures of Magnus Norman …

magnus norman

… but he’s the only seed left in the entirety of the Stockholm Open. And he gives good photo.

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robin soderling stockholm open

robin soderling stockholm open

Go on. Hate that ass. I dare you.

Anyway, Soderling beat Seppi 61 63 to join Olivier Rochus, Baggy, Arnaud Clement and Jarkko Nieminen (who got a walkover from Tommy Haas due to the flu) in the quarterfinals. Good stuff.

In Moscow, it was a pretty good day for the people who aren’t really anybody, particularly. Robby Ginepri beat Marcel Granollers and even bagelled him in the second, qualifiers Kukushkin and Marchenko defeated Odesnik and Golubev respectively, Christophe Rochus was forced to retire trailing Janko Tipsarevic, and Marat Safin failed to do the decent thing and consolidate his defeat of Davydenko, falling to Evgeny Korolev.

evgeny korolev kremlin cup moscowmarat safin kremlin cup moscow

Moscow

Singles – Second Round
[6] J Tipsarevic (SRB) d C Rochus (BEL) 64 21 ret. (illness)
R Ginepri (USA) d M Granollers (ESP) 76(5) 60
[Q] M Kukushkin (KAZ) d W Odesnik (USA) 63 64
[Q] I Marchenko (UKR) d A Golubev (KAZ) 61 16 64
E Korolev (RUS) d M Safin (RUS) 64 76(4)

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[1] F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK) d I Andreev (RUS) / D Koellerer (AUT) 60 63
[3] P Cuevas (URU) / M Granollers (ESP) d K Beck (SVK) / F Polasek (SVK) 64 62

Stockholm

Singles – Second Round
[1] R Soderling (SWE) d A Seppi (ITA) 61 63
J Nieminen (FIN) d [2] T Haas (GER) w/o – flu
O Rochus (BEL) d [8] F Lopez (ESP) 46 64 61
M Baghdatis (CYP) d R Kendrick (USA) 62 62
[Q] A Clement (FRA) d [Q] M Berrer (GER) 36 76(7) 61

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[1] B Soares (BRA) / K Ullyett (ZIM) d F Lopez (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) 62 61
[2] S Aspelin (SWE) / P Hanley (AUS) d B Becker (GER) / D Skoch (CZE) 64 63
A Beck (GER) / C Kas (GER) d [3] J Kerr (AUS) / T Parrott (USA) 64 62
[4] J Coetzee (RSA) / S Huss (AUS) d A Clement (FRA) / R Lindstedt (SWE) 76(3) 36 10-7

8 Responses to “Robin Rocks, Marat Mastered by Mini-Me”

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

    Magnus Norman looks to me like Freddie Ljungberg’s older but less aged and less hot brother.

    Seriously though, did people not see the French Open final and winner’s ceremony? If you hate Robin after watching that then you can just crawl back into your hole, Rasputin.

  2. naughtyT...asia doesn't swing,it blows said

    haven’t you heard?? Everything only happens in relation to Fedal. What kind of tennis LaLa land are you living in? Kolya is pretty evil too.

  3. gauloises1 said

    …. Rasputin?

    Well, you know me, naughty. Fighting the doomed FOOP fight.

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

    Yeah Rasputin. He was the only evil historical figure I could think of. I guess you would have prefered it if I had chosen Spanish Influenza as the evil person.

  5. gauloises1 said

    Ah right. It was the hole bit that threw me off. I was trying to think whether Rasputin had ever lived in a hole.

  6. irefusetotellyou said

    Magnus Maximus looks even better now than ever. No yoke.

  7. saint saens said

    Sodders is kind of shy and awkward. People instinctively scent blood and like hyenas will round up on the shy and awkward, bark at them, gnaw at them, shit on them, etc. I know, I’m shy and awkward. But I’m learning not to appear so anymore, maybe Robs will learn too.

  8. lauren said

    I can’t get past Magnus’ boffin forehead.

    ps Ollie is the shorter, hotter Rochus.

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