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The Week In Winners: First Titles For Anderson & Dodig

Posted by gauloises1 on February 7, 2011

Rather a bizarre week in the ATP, wasn’t it? In Johannesburg, weird-looking giant homeboy Kevin Anderson captured the title; he was the fourth seed, but I don’t think anybody quite expected that. Still, with seeds tumbling earlier in the week, Anderson had a good opportunity and made the most of it, beating Adrian Mannarino in the semis and Somdev Devvarman in the final to take his first ATP title at the age of 24.

In Santiago, veteran Tommy Robredo took his tenth title (and his first since this time back in 2009), staging a comeback against Santiago Giraldo who served for the match up 5-2 in the second set before Robredo prevailed in three.

Robredo’s on to Costa do Saiupe next, where he’ll face Fabio Fognini who he defeated in the Santiago semi-finals, not unacrimoniously:

(via FueBuena)

Once I was a little boy
Then Fognini called me a piece of shit*

And rounding off the week in bizarre occurrences, pretty much the only Croatian in the draw who no-one expected to win Zagreb won Zagreb – namely, Ivan Dodig, who backed up consecutive upsets of Ivan Ljubicic and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez by defeating eighth seed and last year’s finalist Michael Berrer for the title.

It’s always a great feel-good story when a journeyman has a good week and takes his first title, particularly when it happens in front of his home crowd. Particularly impressive for Dodig, as he had to contend with the Worst Coitus Interruptus Ever:

Dear oh dear.

*not an actual translation

4 Responses to “The Week In Winners: First Titles For Anderson & Dodig”

  1. naughty T....urbane gentleman said

    Anderson actually looks like those horns might have come from him… freakish. ….. oh well done on the title etc.
    and ugh Santi and his complete fail on match serving.. horrible reallly considering how shit Robredo is.

  2. neilintoronto said

    of course it was Cedric Mourier who was the judge in the Dodig match, he is without a doubt the WORST umpire in the ATP. I hope he got lynched.

  3. Juan José said

    Neilintoronto wrote a variation of what I wanted to write, which was:

    As always, Cedric Mourier is out there ruining someone’s day. He absolutely sucks. I hate that guy.

    Eff you, Mourier!

  4. notnow said

    Journeyman having just turned 26.. interesting statement.

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