New Balls, Please

"Climbing the Comeback Mountain with the Tower of Tandil."

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27 Responses to “About”

  1. kefuoe said


  2. naughty T,our man in Ha...larity said

    lol. I would sure love to score with my head with Wonn. aaaah see you in a few hours baby.

  3. irefusetotellyou said

    Obvz I’m a newcomer to this here blog, but let me just say that it’s HILARIOUS, and gave me waaay too much enjoyment yesterday. . .


  4. stelle95 said

    blog roll me and ill blog roll you 🙂

  5. stelle95 said

    Why did you change ur site?

  6. Saoirse said

    This blog is the greatest thing since sliced cheese! Discovered it a few weeks ago, after surviving the harrowing experience of seeing Elf loose to Moray Eel here in Montreal (almost died of heat stroke myself but it was worth it to see the Tower of Tandil in all his sweaty shorts glory) fell madly in love with him and been hunting him down all over the internet since… and oh what joy to discover that I am no longer alone in my love/ossesion/devotion towards that big piece of talented eye candy! I am now hooked to this blog and need my daily fixes badly. Fantastic work, keep it up!

  7. sophienz said

    I found you through Forty Deuce, and I’m so glad I did!
    I’ve been a huge fan of JMDP since the Masters Cup at the end of last year, and then I was lucky enough to see him play up in Auckland at the Heineken Open. After that, the rest was clearly history.
    Thanks for posting all the wonderful photos of Elf (among others) and generally being hilarious 🙂

  8. durich100 said

    Hi, great Blog. Here is probably the best tennis blog in Argentina:

  9. stelle95 said

    Awesome blog would you be bsale to put my tennis blog on?

  10. Headcases said

    Great blog ! I’ve been reading it for a while now

    Here’s mine : i just started it , if you can add it to your blogroll it’s awesome otherwise it’s fine anyway 😉

  11. Kelly said

    Just thought you would like to know that Stan the Man married his concubine 🙂

    Courtesy of

  12. Maria said

    Am a bit tipsy but also wanted to ad my love for this blog. Am glad I sdecided to watch the US Open final otherwise would not have discovered this talented young peice of totty. Big sloppy kisses to Elf in the new year and looking forward to more fromm this blog.

  13. Silvia said

    Hi there! I just discovered your blog and I’m surfing and reading as much as I can… Great work.
    A little question for you… Why do you call Del Potro “Elf”?

    • gauloises1 said

      Thanks, Silvia 🙂

      To be honest, I’ve been doing it for such a long time I barely even remember any more. I think it was back in the summer of 2008 when he had his great American run and was a wee bit skinnier than he is now. What with being so tall and lithe and (to my eyes) oddly beautiful, he just reminded me of a Lord of the Rings-style elf. Except tall and tennis-playing and Argentinean and quite hairy and clumsy. I didn’t have this blog (or any blog) then but other commenters at picked it up, as did C Note at Forty Deuce and it just kind of became second nature, really.

      • Silvia said

        It makes perfect sense. I don’t considere him handsome, but I agree with the Elvish thingie. To be honest, I prefer guys like Feña… but since JM (as I call him) is my fellow countryman, I always follow him and try to read what the fans say about him. 😀

  14. Jen said

    My search is over.

    This is THE blog that I will come to in order to get my daily fill of Marin/Delpo/Tennis.

    I’ve been laughing nonstop for the last hour and a half reading your blog (and annoying the heck out of people around me).

    Who are you????!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You’re a genius.

  15. Maddi said

    omg i love your blog ! it is hilarious ! im a huge marin and del potro fan so u can imagine my excitment when i discovered your blog the other day ( i spent hours going through previous blog entries on ‘elf’ and marin and lol-ing at your comments). had the best time lol. its so good to know that im not alone in my marin cilic and juan martin obsession ( however mildly unhealthy it is lol) 🙂 im a huge tennis fan, so thanks

  16. Brian Hall said

    love your blog. Your commentary is uniguely fresh, your humor cutting, and you writing talent clearly evident in both. Keep it coming.

  17. B said

    How am I just now discovering your blog? I haven’t been this excited about something or entertained in ages. I’m afraid your blog will become my crack.

    • haha glad about it 🙂 Well, I made the blog a few months ago, so it’s not that old… you haven’t missed much 😀 I’m really glad that you’re excited with it and I’d like to thank you fro everything.

  18. Hey! Amazing blog, no doubt about it 🙂 Are you interested in link exchange? I have a blog about Tomas Berdych and I’m currently working on it in order to become a top visited blog about him. So, I was interested if you want to exchange links… if so, you can contact me on my mail or comment above.
    Anyway, here’s the link to my blog – .
    Best regards,

  19. iodine said

    This blog is amazing; have been following Delpo since 07 and I have never laughed and cried so much as when I read you and your bits.

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