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Image is Everything: D Cup Quarter-finals

Posted by gauloises1 on July 12, 2010

Because nothing generates quite so much fantastic photoage as Davis Cup. You know it to be true.

sorry but ive to say i fcking won davis cup!omg

Pretty sure I could snap him like a twig. A twig.

Marin’s left arm makes a desperate bid for freedom.

Get the man a Big Mac, a big drink and a big vuvuzela.

“Did I leave the gas on …?”

This is not the face I’ve missed.

This is the face I’ve missed.

Put it away, Nole. Or I will come to Serbia and show you where to … never mind.

“Mr. President. What the hell.”

Nothing beats a good old-fashioned Serbian love huddle.

Eduardo Schwank looking in no way ridiculous.

Eduardo Schwank being no way ridiculous.

Kind of impossible to dislike Gael when he finds himself on this planet long enough to win a big match.

Tipsy wants a cuddle. No-one on this earth can blame him.

They shoot horses, don’t they?

Premature celebrating.

Yeah, Youzh better run.

Having beaten Spain at tennis, France take them on at the art of the manly hug. And win.

Have him caramelised and sent to my room.

Nole Major and Nole Minor.

Look who showed up to ‘help’.

“I’m a little lamb who’s lost in the woods …”

Kolya contemplates the many tragedies of life.

Shamil contemplates finding another job.

You’re not helping.

Homoerotic celebrations: must try harder.

Posted in david ferrer, david nalbandian, davis cup, eduardo schwank, gael monfils, gilles simon, horacio zeballos, igor andreev, ivan ljubicic, janko tipsarevic, julien benneteau, marin cilic, markko djokovic, michael llodra, mikhail youzhny, nenad zimonjic, novak djokovic | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

D Cup: Croatia 1 – 4 Serbia

Posted by gauloises1 on July 12, 2010

I have to say, this one got a bit short-changed for me this weekend; I was focused on Argentina and France. Much has been said and written about the political background to this one, and the sad behaviour of some fans in Split. But at the end of the day, the players all showed up, did their jobs, played some fantastic tennis and treated each other and the spectators with respect. So that’s what I’m going to hastily honour.

Nenad Zimonjic and Janko Tipsarevic, or as I mentally refer to them ‘Errol Flynn and Crazy Eyes’ won their doubles rubber.

Marin once again veered wildly between thrilling …

… and enormously disappointing.

Markko Djokovic was there as a reserve for no adequately explained reason.

And Nole did the absolute business, winning both his matches to put Serbia into their first ever Davis Cup semi-finals.

A fine effort, but less clothing and much more wetness required for full marks, Serbia.

7-6(3)  6-4  6-1
6-4  7-5  6-2
6-3  6-2  6-4
6-3  6-3  6-2
6-2  7-6(5)

Posted in davis cup, janko tipsarevic, marin cilic, markko djokovic, nenad zimonjic, novak djokovic | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Image is Everything: D Cup Sunday

Posted by gauloises1 on September 20, 2009

I can’t believe it’s time for my final Davis Cup picspam. God, I love this event so much. It should be played every weekend.

czech republic

“My work here is done,” he seems to say.


Happiness is a champagne-soaked Belgian.


I’m a sucker for behind-the-curtain photos.


I’m also a sucker for Jo.


Back to the dustbin of tennis history with you, Thiemo de Bakker.


Allez Les Bleus.


Murray searches for an escape hatch to another country.


Pole dance.


That’s pretty much how I reacted to the GB-Poland results.

Except without the laughing. And my hair’s not as shiny.


If there was a Crazy Cup, Serbia would win it hands down.


I feel as if I’ve interrupted Robin’s dance routine.


Gratuitous ass shot #1.


Gratuitous ass shot #2.


Bless you, Somdev.


Yuki’s eyebrows really deserve a picspam of their own.

Posted in andy murray, christophe rochus, davis cup, janko tipsarevic, jerzy janowicz, jo-wilfried tsonga, julien benneteau, michael llodra, michel przysieny, nenad zimonjic, novak djokovic, olivier rochus, robin soderling, roger federer, somdev devvarman, steve darcis, thiemo de bakker, tomas berdych, viktor troicki, yuki bhambri | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

D Cup Saturday: Everybody Else

Posted by gauloises1 on September 20, 2009

Well, the two semifinals may have been clinched, but pretty much everybody else in the World Group is doing their best to keep it interesting. Apart from Serbia, who have now beaten Uzbekistan 3-0 to stay in the World Group, courtesy of Zimonjic and Tipsarevic, a maiden doubles pairing who beat Istomin and and Dustov 62 63 62

nenad janko

Such soft, shiny hair …

Despite the best efforts of Melo and Sa, the Lapentti bros, Nico and Giovanni, gave Ecuador a 2-1 lead over Brazil with a five-set doubles victory. I’m torn on this one. There’s hotties on both sides of the net, but Nico says he might not retire if Ecuador stay in the World Group, and I do love me some Nico …


Italy pulled off a bit of a shock today after Federer was benched for the doubles, leading Wawrinka and Chiudinelli to fly the flag.

wawrinka chiudinelli

They have consequently learned an important lesson: underestimate Potito Starace at your peril. The weaselly one teamed up with Simone Bolelli to nick the doubles rubber 64 62 76(3).

bolelli starace2

Of course, one of them will have to beat Roger Federer to win the tie, but whatever. Enjoy your moment, guys. Also looking good in blue were Les Bleus, ably represented by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Michael Llodra, who beat Thiemo de Bakker and Igor Sijsling in four sets 63 36 76 64.


Llodra nearly comes a cropper.

llodra tsonga2


Not sure if they’re playing or celebrating, to be honest. Either works.

Sweden also notched up a 2-1 lead, with Soderling and Lindstedt beating Hanescu and Horia Tecau (apparently a thing) in straight sets to give them the edge after Hanescu’s victory over Vinciguerra yesterday.

soderling lindstedt

The Ukraine managed to pull a point back, beating Belgium in the doubles for 2-1, and Austria are currently a break up in the first set of the doubles match with Chile, which they need to win to stay in the World Group.

In “I dream of the World Group but could never get there”, Great Britain are facing an uphill struggle against Poland. Yeah … Poland. Murray, who continues to struggle with his wrist injury, stepped up for the doubles with Ross Hutchins, but they lost to Frystenberg and Matkowski 75 36 63 62. This basically means Poland are going to win, unless Dan Evans – ranked 302 in the world – can somehow win a match tomorrow. Which will not happen. Bugger it.

muzz hutch

Says it all.

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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.


Fine Serbian engineering.

nestor zim

Come on you boyos.

Posted in bryan bros, daniel nestor, nenad zimonjic, titlists, wimbledon | Tagged: , , | Leave a Comment »

RG Day Four: Ana Wins, JJ Wins More

Posted by gauloises1 on May 27, 2009

Defending champion Ana Ivanovic made it through to the third round with a straight sets victory over Tamarine Tanasugarn, 61 62.


Her fans are having the same reaction.

While she was doing that, compatriots Jelena Jankovic, Nenad Zimonjic and Nole Dokovic were hanging out with some old guy.

pres jj nole

Who happens to be the president of Serbia.

pres jj

Eat that, Carla Bruni.

Seriously, how fantastic would First Lady JJ be?

nenad jj pres

Or at least First Beard JJ.

Posted in ana ivanovic, french open, jelena jankovic, nenad zimonjic, novak djokovic | Tagged: , , , | 10 Comments »

Image is Everything: Saturday Stars

Posted by gauloises1 on May 23, 2009

So, Warsaw, Dusseldorf, Kitzbuhel and Strasbourg all had their finals today.

As I said elsewhere, I know these tournaments don’t get much attention. (Even from me.) The build-up to Roland Garros, the lack of big names and seeds in the finals … But do you think it matters to the winners today, that we snobby tennis fans will be placing mental asterixes next to their wins? Not a bar of it.

So big props to the soft-haired Serbs in Dusseldorf, the qualifier Dulgheru in Warsaw, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in Kitzbuhel, and Aravane Rezai in Strasbourg. Well done indeed.

That said, I didn’t watch any of the matches so just have some pictures.



gg-l trophy

gg-l champagne

team serbia2

tipsy troicki



Now get your asses to Paris. Stat.

Er – except you, Dulgheru. I don’t think you’re in the draw.

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Belgrade Results: Doubles Briefly Interesting

Posted by gauloises1 on May 7, 2009

You know, I’m trying to be interested in this tournament. It feels somehow imperialistic not to be interested. But I’m just not, you know, that much. Some people won, some people lost, Cips – who has been dubbed as “a surprise of the tournament” in the vaguely adorable vernacular of the official website – did the former …

ATP Serbia Open 2009, second round

Ice Cips.

But the real surprise of the day came in the doubles, where no. 1 seeds Nestor and Zimonjic lost to Djokovic (not that one) and Madjarovski. Kind of embarrassing, hmmm?

nes zim


Congratulations, Marko Djokovic. You now have your very own YFB tag. It will probably never be used again.

Singles – Second Round
[2] I Karlovic (CRO) d B Dabul (ARG) 64 76(5)
[4] A Seppi (ITA) d L Mayer (ARG) 64 61
M Daniel (BRA) d [6] I Ljubicic (CRO) 64 63
[Q] F Cipolla (ITA) d [7] A Clement (FRA) 16 64 62

Doubles – First Round
[WC] M Djokovic (SRB) / D Madjarovski (SRB) d [1] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) 76(2) 26 10-6
[2] L Kubot (POL) / O Marach (AUT) d J Tipsarevic (SRB) / V Troicki (SRB) 64 61
M Granollers (ESP) / S Ventura (ESP) vs S Querrey (USA) / S Roitman (ARG)

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