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Bilbao Baggins

Posted by gauloises1 on December 14, 2009

Juan Carlos Ferrero had a good week, defeating Guillermo Olaso (replacing Albert Montanes), Tommy Robredo and Nicolas Almagro to win the Masters exhibition tournament in Bilbao. Which is apparently Spanish for ‘bad hat’.

No, I don’t know.

He was also on hand to present bromancer-in-arms and Davis Cup hero David Ferrer with a golden medal for sporting merit in recognition, presumably, of his general awesomeness.

Men in love suits.

7 Responses to “Bilbao Baggins”

  1. irefusetotellyou said


    You could fit 2 Juan Carlos’s in that faux-beret.

  2. robert said

    It’s not a faux-beret, it’s THE beret. What we know as a French type of cap is actually a Basque cap (Bilbao is in the Spanish part of the Basque Country; there’s of course also the French part of it).

    There’s a tradition of Basque rural sports (wood chopping, stone lifting, bale tossing etc.). Winners receive a Basque beret (txapela) as a trophy, hence the Basque word for “champion”, txapeldun, literally “one who has a beret”.

  3. lauren said

    Back in the days when Roddick won the USO, JC seemed to be sharp-faced arrogant git with the world’s worst bleached ‘highlights’. But now… just look at him. Lovely in every way.

    ps – Ferru has always been lovely.

    pps – wished you had cropped Almagro out of that first pic.

  4. naughty T said

    ssssh keep it under yer hat… those basques can get pretty riled about their head gear!!!

  5. harini said

    Love the pics of Boss and Ferru. Gosh they’re adorable.

    And Boss and the hat = made of win.

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