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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!

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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?

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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.

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Posted in agnieszka radwanska, andy roddick, beijing, bryan bros, hsieh su-wei, marin cilic, mark knowles, novak djokovic, svetlana kuznetsova, titlists | Tagged: , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

USO Day Fourteen: It *MUST* Be Love

Posted by gauloises1 on September 14, 2009

Big congratulations to Lukas Dlouhy and Leander Paes, who beat Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles 36 63 62 in the final to capture the men’s doubles title. I must confess I was rooting for them, basically because I adore their celebrations, and they didn’t disappoint this time.

TEN-US OPEN-MENS DOUBLES

TEN-US OPEN-MENS DOUBLES

I’m not sure, but I *think* they’ve just had the time of their lives.

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Is Knowles’ kid wearing a fireman helmet? Did he/she (can’t tell) steal it from Elf?!

TEN-US OPEN-MENS DOUBLES

And a good time was had by all.

Posted in leander paes, lukas dlouhy, mahesh bhupathi, mark knowles, titlists, us open | Tagged: , , , | 1 Comment »