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Tell Your Daughters, Do Not Walk the Streets Alone Tonight

Posted by gauloises1 on November 30, 2009

Congratulations to Bob and Mike Bryan, who defeated Max Miyrni and Andy Ram in straight sets to take the ATP World Tour Finals doubles trophy and the year-end no. 1 ranking.

The gutters will run red with blood.

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Draw Me a Muzzard

Posted by gauloises1 on November 19, 2009

As you’ve probably heard, the draw for the World Tour Finals took place on the London Eye today.

Group A
Roger Federer
Andy Murray
Juan Martin del Potro
Fernando Verdasco

Group B
Rafael Nadal
Novak Djokovic
Nikolay Davydenko
Robin Soderling

A lot of people seem to think that Group A is the group of death, but I’m not convinced. I think the eventual winner will come from Group B. Just a thought.

Oh and the doubles draw:

Group A
Nestor/Zimonjic
Bhupathi/Knowles
Cermak/Mertinak
Fyrstenberg/Matkowski

Group B
Bryan/Bryan
Dlouhy/Paes
Kubot/Marach
Mirnyi/Ram

Apparently the doubles is also going to be streamed/televised, too. Good times.

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Beijing: Oversized Trophies and Stuffed Somethings For All!

Posted by gauloises1 on October 12, 2009

So after making heroic efforts to wake up for the men’s final in Beijing (8.30 a.m. on a Sunday is beyond heroic for me, OK?), I only saw four games of it before it was rained off and then had to go out just as it resumed. Upside: I did get to see the Nadal-Cilic match during the rain delay, and wow, Marin played seriously well. That was something.

Sadly not the same fortune for him today. He lost to Nole, 62 76(4). On the other hand, I seriously love Nole, so I’m still happy. Multiple faves FTW!

beijing atp novak djokovic china open 2009

beijing atp marin cilic china open final 2009

Still a great tournament for Marin; he’s now got wins over two of the top four (are we still calling them the Big Four?) and made the finals of a 500. All-round encouraging signs.

beijing atp marin cilic novak djokovic china open trophy ceremony

Doesn’t China know never to wear gold and silver together?

beijing atp novak djokovic china open trophy2

beijing atp novak djokovic china open trophy

And nice for Nole to get a title in the week that he took back the no. 3 spot, as well. Happy faces all round.

In the WTA final, which I also missed, Svetlana Kuznetsova lived up to expectations and beat Agnieszka Radwanska 62 64 for her third Beijng title. Nice, and it also affords an opportunity to enjoy some hilarious Svetlana stylings with the trophy.

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beijing wta svetlana kuznetsova china open trophy 2009

beijing wta svetlana kuznetsova china open trophy

And Andy Roddick salvaged something from the week, making the doubles final with his partner Mark Knowles. Unfortunately they were beaten by the Bryans, but still. And Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai took the women’s doubles trophy. Good stuff.

beijing atp mark knowles andy roddick china open doubles

beijing atp andy roddick bob bryan china open 2009

beijing wta hsieh su-wei peng shuai

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Cute or Creepy? You Decide

Posted by gauloises1 on August 25, 2009

OK, my distaste for the Bryan brothers is a matter of public record. But I really enjoyed this New York Times piece on their careers and their unique situation as doubles specialists and siblings.

bryans

That being said, I’m not sure whether that article made me more kindly disposed towards them, or more terrified that they’re going to cut my face off. What do you think?

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Oh My God, No

Posted by gauloises1 on August 19, 2009

According to the Bryan bros’ twitter, Andy Murray will be featured rapping a verse on their forthcoming album.

andy raps

It’s Hutch lying amid the tangled sheets like a porn star that really makes this art.

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D Cup QFs: That Was Predictable

Posted by gauloises1 on July 12, 2009

Croatia 2 U.S.A 1

bryans

This is actually the best picture of the Bryans I could find from today. Although admittedly I didn’t look too hard. Anyway, a Bryan referred to their Croatian opponents (Zovko and Karanusic, and no I don’t care enough to check the spelling) as “sacrificial lambs” in a pre-match interview, and it wasn’t far wrong. They fell to the brothers 63 61 63.

By resting Karlovic, the Croatians were essentially – not to say, wisely – conceding the point today. With the players they had to draw on, it’s not a good thing to have to face the Bryans. They were just too good.

So it’s up to Marin tomorrow to secure the crucial point in the fourth rubber to send Croatia through to the Davis Cup semifinals. I’m not worried though (lie: I am). Who can defy this awesomeness?

marin

prpic marin

TENNIS-DAVIS/

Ajmo, you boyos.

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Image is Everything: I Can't Remember When This Happened

Posted by gauloises1 on July 6, 2009

bryans bump

Not pictured: murdered prostitute.

zim

Fine Serbian engineering.

nestor zim

Come on you boyos.

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Bob Bryan & Liesel Huber Take Mixed Doubs

Posted by gauloises1 on June 5, 2009

So Bob Bryan (possibly. The caption says that but who the hell knows?) and Liesel Huber won the mixed doubles trophy today.

Hey, America?

bob liezel

Enjoy the killing spree.

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