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Exhibitionism in Kooyong

Posted by gauloises1 on January 13, 2010

So, the AAMI Classic is happening in Kooyong this week. It’s the spiritual home of Australian tennis, you know. To be honest I’ve never really got the point of this one, but it’s an exo, it’s a warm up, it has good players, and I once met a lady in the pub who told me that she used to usher there and once had to hide Steffi Graf in the crowd when she was Andre Agassi’s Secret Love. So there.

And the players do tend to lend themselves to nice photoage …

They’ve more or less lined up the players in order of how much I like them, isn’t that sweet?

I know where you’re coming from, Ivan.

Well hello there, Nole.

And hello to you too, giant tanned man.

Just cute.

So that’s the field, basically. The draw’s here, although it makes me feel lost and confused. Basically, everyone will play, and then at some point someone will be handed a shiny trophy.

Oh, and Andy Murray – despite being turned down for a main draw spot in favour of Ivan Ljubicic (deal with that a minute) – will play a match against someone on Thursday ‘outside the round robin format’. So, basically he’ll be playing a mini-exhibition all by himself. This makes me sad.

Tonight’s action kicks off in about an hour or so:

Ivan Ljubicic v Juan Martin del Potro
Novak Djokovic v Tommy Haas
Fernando Gonzalez v Fernando Verdasco
Robin Soderling v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

4 Responses to “Exhibitionism in Kooyong”

  1. linz said

    One of these things is not like the others….

    (I’m talking about Ivan).

    The Tommy-Gonzo-Tsonga-Nando lineup looks yummy. Where do I buy that?

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

    Whoever did the draw needs to be punched in the face. It felt like one of those pictures that supposedly shows a 3D image if you stare at it long enough. Anger.

    Looking at a tanned Juan Martin makes me feel better though.

  3. lauren said

    How on earth did you manage to find smiling photos? Everywhere else I see pics of them sitting there looking as sour as only a bunch of guys paid handsomely to party could do.

    As for the Murray/Ljubi choice…. I’m gobsmacked.

  4. Maria said

    Juan’s looking yummy, the fifth photo makes me laugh; slightly naughty smile, Nole’s looking pretty. Plenty of unshaven hotness. His hair looks reddish from pics of his match with Ivan, at least his hair now matches his beard. :p

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