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Shtoo-rill II: The Verdasconing

Posted by gauloises1 on April 26, 2011

Hey, so. I wrote a thing about Heather Watson for and another thing about Alisa Kleybanova which should be up soon. But because I love you, here’s some more pictures courtesy (and copyright) of the fantastic Pedro Mendes of the goings-on in Estoril.

Jarmila Gajdosova sexing it up.

Pablo Cuevas. Likewise.

The very cute Tiago Fernandes, who will one day be a thing, mark my words.

Heather Watson, a.k.a. Our Hev, who had a really tough match today against Tamira Paszek and missed qualifying into the main draw. She was understandably gutted, but we won’t forget her.

Adrian Mannarino and Gaston Elias respectively, both of whom lost today.

Antonio Van Grichen, coach of Vika, Vera and Ivanovic, checking out the craic.

Jo and Marc Gicquel checking out the Chardy-Mannarino match.

Bendy Robin, who has been just a beast on the practice courts.

Dimple close-up during the practice match with Verdasco. Believe me, it wasn’t Verdasco’s tennis that was worrying him.

Verdasco wringing out his shirt. Love the expression on Robin’s face in the second photo.

Verdasco using the world as his washing line. He was not looking good in practice today, I’m told. Tennistically, that is.

Gilles and Yves Allergo playing doubles on Centralito. They lost to Pablo Andujar and Daniel Gimeno-Traver, but the most entertaining part of the match was waiting for Gilles to explode in frustration. Which he duly did, yelling “Ah, this fucking bitch of a line!” during the second set. Comedy gold.

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Double the Fun

Posted by gauloises1 on January 10, 2010

Just because these photos warm my heart and include at least one pretty person, I’m going to exercise my right to arbitrarily care about doubles and give some props to Jeremy Chardy and Marc Gicquel for winning the Brisbane men’s doubles title, knocking out Andy Roddick and James Blake in the semis and Lukas Dlouhy and Leander Paes in the final.

Happy days.

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USO Day Four: Shazza, A-Rod Untroubled

Posted by gauloises1 on September 4, 2009

Both night matches on Ashe were breezed through, which is probably good given how late they started. Maria Sharapova beat American teenager Christina McHale 62 61. Apart from being completely overmatched and a slightly unfortunate choice of outfit, I didn’t think McHale was half bad.


masha mchale

Andy Roddick finished off the day by stomping all over Marc Gicquel, 61 64 64. I’d crashed by this time, but judging from the Gicquel action shots, it looks like it might have been a little bit fun.




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RG Day Five: ATP Round-Up

Posted by gauloises1 on May 29, 2009

So Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Jeremy Chardy weren’t the only Frenchies to go through today. Paul-Henri Mathieu defeated Pablo Andujar and Marc Gicquel beat Andreas Beck to book his place in the third round:


La Monf also made it through, beating Victor Crivoi 4-3-3 and most importantly, conserving energy and ensuring he did no more damage to his somewhat battered body:




Kolya finished his match against Diego Junqueira in style and Andy Roddick matched his best French Open finish yet by advancing to the third round over Ivo Minar. And while three Argies (Pico, Junq in the Trunq and Leonardo Mayer) fell, two more advanced – Maximo Gonzalez beating Andrea Seppi, and most importantly, THIS GUY:



Straight sets over Tricky Vicky, can I get a HELL YEAH?

Also through: Christophe Rochus, Tommy Haas, Jurgen Melzer, and Igor Andreev and Tommy Robredo …




… and probably some other people I’ve forgotten due to the sheer ridiculousness of those pictures.

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