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New Haven: Have I Mentioned I Love Momo?

Posted by gauloises1 on August 28, 2009

You have to hand it to Sam Querrey. While everyone was still milling around going, “Really? Sam Querrey won the US Open series? … Huh,” he went out and scored what was probably the second biggest win of his career, coming from behind (heh) to beat Nikolay Davydenko in three sets. Nice.

querrey

Is success making him more attractive, or is it just me? Serious q.

Verdasco trampled over Jurgen Melzer and Andreev overcame Horseface in three sets for the win.

hf

Sadly the best photo I could find to recognise a true NB hero. Also the only one.

But all is not lost! Everybody’s least favourite-ish Argy, Chucho, took out Florent Serra 75 64 to book his spot in the semis. All you people who have in the past called him a useless sack of crap should be ashamed of yourselves. *wags finger*

chucho

Has his uses.

And on the vaginal side, Caroline Wozniacki and Flavia Pennetta progressed in straight sets to set up a nice semi-final clash. The other semi-final will be between Elena Vesnina, who dismissed translucent fish Anna Chakvetadze, and one Momo, who may or may not have been awesome in a three-set win over Svetlana Kuznetsova.

momo2

Yep, she was definitely awesome.

I didn’t see almost all the first set (turned it on just in time to see Momo awesomely save a set point and then go on to take the tiebreak), but it’s safe to say that throughout the match Kuznetsova had her chances to win it. I just never felt like she would, though. It’s odd, but even after Momo lost her way in the second set, I was certain she’d win in the end.

Maybe it’s just that her notoriously fragile mind is in fact a steel trap compared to Sveta’s, I don’t know. Still it’s so good to see her win a tough match, as always.

momo

Marry me, Momo.

Results

Singles – Quarter-finals
[6] S Querrey (USA) d [1] N Davydenko (RUS) 63 36 64
[2] [WC] F Verdasco (ESP) d [11] J Melzer (AUT) 63 61
[7] I Andreev (RUS) d L Mayer (ARG) 64 67(4) 63
J Acasuso (ARG) d F Serra (FRA) 75 64

Doubles – Quarter-finals
M Melo (BRA) / A Sa (BRA) d [3] F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK) 63 64
[4] M Damm (CZE) / R Lindstedt (SWE) d P Hanley (AUS) / J Kerr (AUS) 62 36 10-6

Doubles – First Round
P Hanley (AUS) / J Kerr (AUS) d [WC] D Martin (USA) / R Ram (USA) 62 63

Singles – Quarterfinals
(8) Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) d. (1/WC) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 76(9) 26 63
(2) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. Virginie Razzano (FRA) 64 63
(3) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) d. (Q) Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 62 62
Elena Vesnina (RUS) d. Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) 61 75

Doubles – Semifinals
Benesova/Hradecka (CZE/CZE) d. (4) Bondarenko/Bondarenko (UKR/UKR) 64 20 ret. (K.Bondarenko: left thigh strain)

OOP:

Stadium (from 12.00hrs)
1. Flavia Pennetta vs. Caroline Wozniacki
2. ATP: Andreev vs. Verdasco
3. Querrey vs. Acasuso (NB 15.00hrs)
4. Amélie Mauresmo vs. Elena Vesnina (NB 19.00hrs)
5. ATP: Damm/Lindstedt vs. Soares/Ullyett

Grandstand (from 12.00hrs)
1. Llagostera Vives/Martínez Sánchez vs. Craybas/Raymond
2. Knowle/Melzer vs. Melo/Sa (NB 13.00hrs)

Posted in amelie mauresmo, jose acasuso, leonardo mayer, new haven, sam querrey | Tagged: , , , | 2 Comments »

Tuesday ATP Results: Gstaad, Umag, L.A.

Posted by irefusetotellyou on July 29, 2009

Gstaad

Gstaad

Yeah, I need to move there. NOW.

The scoop: Stanley el Manley moves on, but recent Hamburg finalist Paul-Henri Mathieu is OUT, after a close match with Marcos Daniel of Brazil. Stanley da Manley

Chucho is also out.

Typical Chucho-ian antics

Typical Chucho-ian antics

[1] S Wawrinka (SUI) d [Q] F Del Bonis (ARG) 64 75
[4] V Hanescu (ROU) d I Minar (CZE) 62 62
[5] J Chardy (FRA) d [Q] T Ascione (FRA) 63 63
[6] N Kiefer (GER) d J Acasuso (ARG) 76(5) 62
M Daniel (BRA) d [8] P Mathieu (FRA) 76(3) 76(6)
I Navarro (ESP) d [Q] F Dustov (UZB) 76(2) 46 62
J Benneteau (FRA) d [WC] S Bohli (SUI) 76(4) 75
F Serra (FRA) d M Vassallo Arguello (ARG) 63 62
[Q] T Bellucci (BRA) d *[LL] S Lammer (SUI) 67(5) 76(5) 64

Doubles – First Round
[2] M Kohlmann (GER) / S Prieto (ARG) d [WC] A Sadecky (SUI) / R Valent (SUI) 62 75
[4] C Kas (GER) / P Kohlschreiber (GER) d J Hernych (CZE) / I Minar (CZE) 61 57 10-4
L Arnold Ker (ARG) / L Friedl (CZE) d D Martin (USA) / A Motti (ITA) 64 62

I’m really cheering for Stan to win this tournament … I feel he’s earned his keep.

Umag

le Boss continues on in his quest for world domination, defeating Rochus 62 63. Unfortunately, none of my questions were picked for his “Chat” on the Umag website today. Curses.

On the Doubles side, the Djoko-bros were ousted by los Italianos, Fabio / Potito (great first names.) To make matters worse, Djo-bros received a lovely bagel in their first set … OUCH.

[4] J Melzer (AUT) d B Dabul (ARG) 63 75
[5] J Ferrero (ESP) d C Rochus (BEL) 62 63
[7] A Seppi (ITA) d [Q] J Chela (ARG) 64 26 63
F Fognini (ITA) d [8] M Zverev (GER) 26 63 64
P Cuevas (URU) d [WC] I Dodig (CRO) 63 61
F Gil (POR) d S Roitman (ARG) 75 62
P Starace (ITA) d *[LL] G Zemlja (SLO) 61 63
S Bolelli (ITA) d [Q] R Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP) 76(7) 36 60

Doubles – First Round
[1] F Cermak (CZE) / M Mertinak (SVK) d S Stakhovsky (UKR) / L Zovko (CRO) 46 75 10-5
[4] J Knowle (AUT) / J Melzer (AUT) d D Koellerer (AUT) / C Rochus (BEL) 36 64 10-2
F Fognini (ITA) / P Starace (ITA) d [WC] M Djokovic (SRB) / N Djokovic (SRB) 60 75
P Cuevas (URU) / M Gonzalez (ARG) d [WC] I Dodig (CRO) / I Ljubicic (CRO) 64 62

Los Angeles

Robby Ginepri, Marat

In one of the more anticipated matches of the night (… for me, anyway), Maratski finally came through and beat Robby Ginepri, 36 63 64. A sad early exit for Robz, especially after his victory in Indy, but as it’s Marat who won, I can’t complain too much.

Victory at last

Ernests, Isner, Baggy, Consumption, Querrey, and — THANKFULLY — Horseface are also through.

J Isner (USA) d [7] B Becker (GER) 76(8) 76(3)
E Gulbis (LAT) d Y Lu (TPE) 75 62
[Q] C Ball (AUS) d M Gicquel (FRA) 62 76(8)
[Q] R Sweeting (USA) d [WC] T Dent (USA) 64 26 63
[5] I Kunitsyn (RUS) d [Q] S Devvarman (IND) 75 62
M Baghdatis (CYP) d [SE] F Dancevic (CAN) 76(3) 63
[6] S Querrey (USA) d. D Istomin (UZB) 62 60
[8] M Safin (RUS) d. [SE] R Ginepri (USA) 36 63 64
L Mayer (ARG) d. [Q] J Ouanna (FRA) 62 63

Doubles – First Round
Y Lu (TPE) / D Vemic (SRB) d. [4] S Huss (AUS) / R Hutchins (GBR) 63 67(4) 10-6

Unfortunately, though, while browsing through pictures looking for photos of Horseface in action (sadly, none to report,) I came across this \/

[Young children should leave the room and the squeamish may want to shield their eyes … ]

ARRRGHH! ANYTHING but the GIMELSTOB!

ARRRGHH! ANYTHING but the GIMELSTOB!

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ATP Player Photos = Enough Fun to Last a Lifetime

Posted by irefusetotellyou on July 27, 2009

So I have a feeling that the ATP decided that they could increase their macho level by having players take tough, manly-man photos for their bio pics. Needless to say, they’ve failed miserably, although it has provided me much entertainment. Oh, the hilarity of it all!

Some players only succeeded in looking mildly pissed off:Gilles Simon, Robin Soderling

Some managed to look smolderingly hot.

Rawr!

Rawr!

And some just took it way, way too seriously.
Tyra Banks called. She wants her "fierce" look back.

Tyra Banks called. She wants her "fierce" look back.

Others scared the bajesus out of me.

David Nalbandian, Radek Stepanek

Sorry, Nalby and/or Sex lovers, but these pictures make them look like convicted criminals who are 1 second away from beating the shit out of you.

And some need a re-take. Like NOW. Stanislas Wawrinka, Lleyton Hewitt

These photos make them look about 50 pounds heavier than they really are.

Some looked so unbelievably goofy that I scared by cat by laughing so uproariously.

Well, with a nickname like "Chucho," I guess I shouldn't expect much.

Well, with a nickname like "Chucho", I guess I shouldn't expect much.

And some are just the cutest wittle things I’ve ever seen.

Victor Troicki

All in all, though, a scary rapist-esque picture (I’m looking at you, Nalby) is better than no picture at all.

Leonardo Mayer

Leonardo Mayer, supposedly

Leonardo “Horseface” Mayer– perennial no-show, professional buzz-killer, and my archnemesis — STRIKES AGAIN!

Posted in andy roddick, ATP, david nalbandian, dmitry tursunov, fernando verdasco, gilles simon, jose acasuso, leonardo mayer, lleyton hewitt, mardy fish, radek stepanek, robin soderling, stanislas wawrinka, viktor troicki | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments »

D Cup QFs: Horseface and Chucho No Match for Team BirdWorm

Posted by gauloises1 on July 12, 2009

Czech Republic 2 Argentina 1

mayer

If only for that photo, I’m glad Mayer is on the team. But it was a tough D Cup debut for the horsefaced Leo, as he and partner Chucho fell to Berdych and Stepanek in straight sets. Yes, amazingly this …

mayer chucho

… didn’t quite get the job done against this …

berdych steps

So now Elf has to win his rubber against Berdych (who beat him the only time they met) just to keep the tie alive for probably-Pico to face Steps. Yeah. This is going to go great.

At least the Argies managed to work in a few episodes of losing their shit hilariously. All credit to Berdych and Stepanek, though. I’ve not seen them playing doubles before and they made a great team, simply outclassing the Argies in every department. Berdych was rock solid and Stepanek wavered once or twice on serve, but came up with some great shots when it counted. They had synchronised fist-pumping and ass-patting and everything.

steps berdych

This photo gives me thoughts I never wanted to have. Not necessarily good thoughts, but … thoughts.

I’m just saying.

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Image is Everything: My D Cup Runneth Over

Posted by gauloises1 on July 10, 2009

An unnecessarily convoluted title for what is, after all, just a bunch of Argie photos.

berd pico

The long and the short and the hot of it.

chucho elf

“Team” Argentina. You have to love them.

TENNIS-DAVIS/

Why so serious?

dc practice

Show me another DC team that can match this quotient of awesome/ridiculous hair.

chucho elf practice

I’m serious.

leo chucho elf practice

Show me.

elf tito

Look at him trying to volley. Bless.

pico

Pico is stretchy.

pico elf

Elf attempts subtle perving.

TENNIS-DAVIS/

Elf fails.

elf pico2

Fairly sure Elf just suggested something disgusting.

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D Cup Quarterfinals: Czech Republic-Argentina

Posted by gauloises1 on July 10, 2009

This is the big one. From a YFB perspective, anyway.

argie dc team

Davis Cup team or police lineup? You decide.

Let’s be honest here. The Argies are still hurting from The Event Which Shall Not Be Mentioned, and they’re a man down. Not just any man, either. The Czechs on the other hand are fresh(ish) from a great win in the last round, and Berdych certainly looked in excellent nick at Wimbledon. He’s also beaten Elf within living memory – as has Stepanek.

The first day of the tie should be plain sailing enough for JMDP, as he faces Ivo Minar. Stepanek has a knee injury (he was suffering at Wimbledon), but is also quite possibly being kept in reserve for the doubles and then what could be a decisive match on Sunday. I don’t expect Pico to beat Berdych, so that leaves the distinct possibility that Elf will play the doubles on Saturday (and let’s be frank, probably lose), THEN have to step up for the potentially decisive fourth rubber against Berdych. All of which could be great fun.

berdych steps

They certainly think so.

Anyway. My expectations are low for this tie. Just beat Ivo Minar, Elf, and then we’ll see.

TENNIS-DAVIS/

We’ll see.

Friday
Tomas Berdych (CZE) v Juan Monaco (ARG)
Ivo Minar (CZE) v Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)

Saturday
Lukas Dlouhy/Radek Stepanek (CZE) v Juan Martin del Potro/ Leonardo Mayer (ARG)

Sunday
Tomas Berdych (CZE) v Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
Ivo Minar (CZE) v Juan Monaco (ARG)

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Onwards to Ostrava

Posted by gauloises1 on July 6, 2009

The Argies are getting ready to suck and fail rock and roll in Ostrava against the Czech Republic.

argies dc1

argies dc2

Thoughts:
1) For the love of holy god, Elf, take off the fricking lavendar hat.
2) Pico is such a camera whore.
3) Mayer looks a little too pleased just to be there. Play it COOL, Leo.

I associate Topper with players that suck. Does it really strike fear into the hearts of the enemy?

elf dc

Well hello there.

As I have mentioned once or twice, I have a bad feeling about this tie. (And I don’t care what anyone says, it’s not DC without Nalby.) But at least we get some Elf-Pico action …

pico elf

Tandilese go travelling.

elf pico

Yeah. If I was sitting next to a shirtless Pico, I probably wouldn’t be able to stop giggling either.

(thank you to the lovely people at JMDP’s MTF forum for the pictures)

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Argentina Announce DC QF Line-Up

Posted by gauloises1 on June 17, 2009

Argentina’s Davis Cup captain Tito Vasquez has named his line-up for the quarter-final against the Czech Republic: Juan Martin del Potro, Juan Monaco, Leonardo Mayer and Jose Acasuso.

elf

pico

mayer

chucho

Vassallo Arguallo will also go along as a practice partner. They’ll practice in Paris after Wimbledon, then go to Ostrava for the tie, which will be held July 10th – 12th.

With Nalbandian unavailable following hip surgery, JMDP will be the first singles player with (in theory) Monaco as the second. Leonardo Mayer beat James Blake in the first round of Roland Garros recently before losing to Tommy Haas. He’s also in the quarter-finals of Eastbourne after beating Benneteau and … someone else (fucking new ATP site won’t work so I can’t look it up.)

But basically … yeah. I’m a big fan of all these guys – well, not so much ol’ horse-face Mayer, or Chucho, really – but I have such a bad feeling about this. JMDP is basically leading the team, which just makes me want to cry and scream “HE’S TWENTY YEARS OLD!”. And Vasquez isn’t exactly being shy about loading the pressure on to his shoulders:

“David was the one who would have adapted best (to the fast surface). That’s an important absence. We’d have better chances with Del Potro and Nalbandian,” Vazquez said.

“But ‘Delpo’ has evolved a lot, he can be (world) number one, he showed that at Roland Garros.”

(via Reuters)

Um, yeah. No pressure. It’s not like he’ll be facing a hostile crowd and two players (Stepanek and Berdych) who have beaten him in very recent memory.

I really do have a bad feeling about this. And even if they win, it just won’t be Davis Cup without this:

elf nalby

Can I deal with more broken-hearted Davis Cup Elf?!

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RG Day Five: Chucho Choches Against Federer

Posted by gauloises1 on May 28, 2009

Another interesting match that I missed …

fed2

I thought Roger was going to roll this one in straights, but instead the first set was very tight. It eventually went to Federer 10-8 in the tiebreak, at which point I assumed Chucho’s challenge would fade away. Wrong again; Chucho upped his level and took the second set 7-5. He then went up 5-1 (I think) in the third set, at which point there was mass frazzling all over the Fed fandom.

fed hands

Fortunately for the Federators, at this point Chucho did what he does best.

chucho

He choked.

Federer broke, and then broke again, and then broke again to take the set 7-2 in the tiebreak.  At which point Chucho really did implode. He lost the fourth set 6-2 and Federer went through to the third round.

chucho fed

I really feel for Chucho on this one, it’s another tough loss. Still, although this tournament needs a big surprise, Federer losing in the second round should not be it.

Onwards and upwards, Roger.

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