taversham: (stan arse)
( 14 Sep 2013 08:05)
With wins from Stan, Marco, Robin, Thiemo, Kohli, Flo, Murray, Lleyton and Tomic, all the Davis Cup World Group Play-Offs are shaping up okay, except for the Belgians losing the doubles to the Israelis.

My favourite thing about today yesterday in tennis though was Marco's cute little press conference after winning. Partly because he's charming and adorable in every language, mostly because I cannot stop LOLing at the way Seve stares at him from about 0:23 to 0:33. He stops, doesn't blink, he doesn't move, and then he goes back to normal. Did he object to something Marco said? (Maybe the lack of self-belief in himself/the rest of the team, or the opposite, too much pressure on Stan?) Was he having a cheeky micro-nap? Was there just a wasp near by and he was paralysed with fear? idk, but it amuses me.

(He does it again later, but wih less glaring at Marco, so less fun.)

Or maybe it's not that fun at all and I'm just overtired...
I must confess I fell asleep after Stan lost the first set, having rather written it off. Because it's Stan, and it's Berdych, and while I know Stan can play well (he's not the 9th seed for nothing), I also know that in many ways any slam which he doesn't lose in the first round of is a success, and before this tournie he hadn't won consecutive matches since before Wimbledon so getting to the fourth round here is good and fine and brilliant. But to wake up and find that he won?! There was much squeeage, negl.
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And then I read about the crowd shouting "We want Federer" at him, and had to talk myself out of flying to New York to sort these morons out. Eventually calmed myself down by staring at this pic


Now to face this guy. (Don't worry Muzz, I won't hold it against you if you win...)
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Bonus perk: Yves has gone into full on protective mother-hen mode over his boys on Twitter. I <3 him.
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And it's a good day for the Swisses in general, Marco and Steph have both done winning in St Remy against the first and second seeds.

(Re: this post's title - full respect to Tommy for beating Federer, and his comeback in general is amazing, and you all know I love anyone with a one-handed backhand, but as a Kohli-fan there is always part of me who thinks "cheaty lie-y tosspot!" everytime I see him, and additionally I'm beginning to find Fed's losses less unexpected and more a little sad (it's the end of an era![/Rachel Greene]). So, you know...I like this upset better.)
My poor little men
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My poor little man
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My poor little Stan

(Sorry, Marco. You do know I love you too, right? Because you're fabulous, and I completely underestimated you because this was so much more than I was expecting, even though I should /know/ you can do this...I forgot 2007 so soon. Forgive me?)

On a lighter note, it cannot only be me who thinks dirty things when they see this picture.
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...Too soon?

On a bitchier note, how does anyone on earth find Berdych attractive?
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I mean, really now. And a hat indoors? Ick.
Let me introduce:

Roger
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Stan
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Michi
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Yves
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Steph
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and Marco
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(I think we can all agree the names are perfect - now I'm waiting for a nice beardy one to call George.)
Let me introduce:

Roger
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Stan
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Michi
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Yves
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Steph
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and Marco
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(I think we can all agree the names are perfect - now I'm waiting for a nice beardy one to call George.)
Yeah, so Roger's not playing Davis cup.
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I would explain why this pisses me off, but, eh, I think I've done that for every other tie he pulled out of, and it's probably pretty obvious, and you all know the main reason is really just "I WANT TO SEE FEDERINKA DOUBLES AGAIN IT'S BEEN AGES AND AGES :((((((((((((((((", even if I dress it up with other more logical reasons.

So it's down to Stan, Marco, Yves and Mr Suave to deal with Kazakhstan. Who are going to be the doubles-team?

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These two, for the adorbs?

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These two, for the lols/pain?

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These two, for the competence?

And oh my cock, daviscup.com says the final day starts at 6:00 GMT?! Where even is Kazakhstan? Australia?? Christy-almighty.
Yeah, so Roger's not playing Davis cup.
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I would explain why this pisses me off, but, eh, I think I've done that for every other tie he pulled out of, and it's probably pretty obvious, and you all know the main reason is really just "I WANT TO SEE FEDERINKA DOUBLES AGAIN IT'S BEEN AGES AND AGES :((((((((((((((((", even if I dress it up with other more logical reasons.

So it's down to Stan, Marco, Yves and Mr Suave to deal with Kazakhstan. Who are going to be the doubles-team?

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These two, for the adorbs?

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These two, for the lols/pain?

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These two, for the competence?

And oh my cock, daviscup.com says the final day starts at 6:00 GMT?! Where even is Kazakhstan? Australia?? Christy-almighty.
taversham: (kohli dodge)
( 1 Aug 2010 08:57)
I'll be honest, I can't really keep up with what's happening in the tennis week. What with all the rain delays and stuff in Umag, and Vliegen going out in the first round already in the American one, and the Swiss one being generally silly, I just haven't been paying enough attention. But some things that have happened that are interesting (pictures aren't all actually from this week, because Daylife is fail):

Seppi beat both the baby Belgian (expectedly)


and then also the crazy-but-not-racist Austrian (not so expectedly. tbh, it's nice that I've started assuming that he'll win matches, except it's more disappointing when he doesn't. I mean, before I was just like "lol, oh jürgen" when he lost (...or indeed when he won), and now I'm more "*gaasp*", iyswim.)


Marco beat Bellucci and then lost to Andreev which I find kinda amusing.


Yuri was /fucking amazing/


And Tipsi and Feli have spent the whole week flirting on Twitter, while occasionally playing tennis

(can't find a pic of them together, but that's Mr Tipsarevic looking beautiful for your pleasure)

The finals are Murray/Querrey, Almagro/Gasquet, and Ferrero/Starace. I'm voting for MAndy, Nico and Juanqui, but tbh my main interest is that pretty Nieminen got to the doubles final in Gstaad (with some Swedish guy).

Next week, Stan's back!
Hopefully Nalbandian will beat Ram so that Stan can beat Nalbandian. It'll be like old times. :)
taversham: (Default)
( 23 Jan 2010 14:11)
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Let Tipsi's awesomeness lure you in. )

Edit: Bah. When I posted this there were no AO picspams on my f-list, and then you all sneakily posted them in the 45 minutes I spent finding pictures (...5 minutes on Daylife, 40 looking at pictures of Feli in his jockstrap). Sorry if the pics are all dups by now.
taversham: (Default)
( 11 Jan 2010 05:54)
Stan and Cilic in their sexy winners capes. (Technically only Cilic won.)
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I like this ceremonial shawl business. Seems so much more practical as a prize than some of the other shit they give out. Like whatever the crazy-ass blue thing Stan got for the Kooyong Exo was. I mean what's he meant to do with that? You couldn't even put it in a trophy cabinet because people who saw it would be like "...Didn't you win any actual trophies?". Now a shawl on the other hand, he can wear that to parties :P

Wide load. )

Oh God, it's nearly 6am. How did that happen.
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