Look who's going to be playing in the final at Newport:
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unfff. I'm sure I've mentioned my height-disparity!kink before, and this scenario is only a little step down from this one in terms of omgwant:
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Other tennis happenings:
* the Swiss were underwhelming, but crushed poor little Portugal anyway. Plus Stan and Roger were decidedly un-cuddly and un-sweet and un-cute for their whole match. Compared to previous Davis Cup matches, and Olympic matches, and Indian Wells matches anyway. (...Though maybe I'm a little biased, I was rooting for Stan and Steph to play the doubles. Because it's been OMG-ages since they played, and Stan/Roger played earlier this year. And Steph and Stan were together first, and really it's not like they can play doubles at other tournaments, whereas Federinka could all the time, if they could be arsed. Except Steph got a wildcard for Gstaad, so he and Stan can play together there - hopefully repeating their run to the final *dreams*)
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Also, mini!Stan was there. I want one.
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(And she was there with her tremendously hot mama, which Blick says means Stan and her are back together. I assumed it more just showed that Ilham isn't a bellend (and we knew that already, she's a mega-classy lady) and let her little girl see her papi play. Also, I can't find the pics of Stan's alleged "South American beauty" to compare and it's probably someone else entirely, but who's that lady behind Yves here?)
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Yves himself shouldn't be left out of consideration when talking about Stan's potential partners I feel. And I love that cute smiley guy at the top right. Stan should go out with him. (...Ilham deserves better.)

* Germany were a mess. Flo managed to suffer a complete physical collapse while being 2 sets up and lost, Kohli kept doing the difficult things right - getting breaks back, etc - and then ballsed up tie breaks, Petzsche and Kas blew all their chances. And they all looked bored/awkward/fugly in the team photo. What a disappointing tie.
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At least the French were cute when they won.
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* Aspelin (and Lindstedt) won. I'm still hoping he changes his mind about retiring.

* Ferru beat RAndy in straights. And Feli beat Mardy. And the Bryans won. Sorry Americans/Andy-fans/Fish-fans/Verdasco&Granollers-fans, but for me this tie couldn't be going any better.

* South Africa lead the Netherlands 2-1. I know the Dutch are thiemo-less, but still wasn't expecting that. Hoping Tommy can get a win (...seems like only 20 minutes ago I was all excited about him playing his first tour match, now he's in the Top 100 and playing live Davis Cup rubbers...time flies).

* Darcis is in a final. But AHM is injured :/
Look who's going to be playing in the final at Newport:
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unfff. I'm sure I've mentioned my height-disparity!kink before, and this scenario is only a little step down from this one in terms of omgwant:
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Other tennis happenings:
* the Swiss were underwhelming, but crushed poor little Portugal anyway. Plus Stan and Roger were decidedly un-cuddly and un-sweet and un-cute for their whole match. Compared to previous Davis Cup matches, and Olympic matches, and Indian Wells matches anyway. (...Though maybe I'm a little biased, I was rooting for Stan and Steph to play the doubles. Because it's been OMG-ages since they played, and Stan/Roger played earlier this year. And Steph and Stan were together first, and really it's not like they can play doubles at other tournaments, whereas Federinka could all the time, if they could be arsed. Except Steph got a wildcard for Gstaad, so he and Stan can play together there - hopefully repeating their run to the final *dreams*)
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Also, mini!Stan was there. I want one.
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(And she was there with her tremendously hot mama, which Blick says means Stan and her are back together. I assumed it more just showed that Ilham isn't a bellend (and we knew that already, she's a mega-classy lady) and let her little girl see her papi play. Also, I can't find the pics of Stan's alleged "South American beauty" to compare and it's probably someone else entirely, but who's that lady behind Yves here?)
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Yves himself shouldn't be left out of consideration when talking about Stan's potential partners I feel. And I love that cute smiley guy at the top right. Stan should go out with him. (...Ilham deserves better.)

* Germany were a mess. Flo managed to suffer a complete physical collapse while being 2 sets up and lost, Kohli kept doing the difficult things right - getting breaks back, etc - and then ballsed up tie breaks, Petzsche and Kas blew all their chances. And they all looked bored/awkward/fugly in the team photo. What a disappointing tie.
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At least the French were cute when they won.
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* Aspelin (and Lindstedt) won. I'm still hoping he changes his mind about retiring.

* Ferru beat RAndy in straights. And Feli beat Mardy. And the Bryans won. Sorry Americans/Andy-fans/Fish-fans/Verdasco&Granollers-fans, but for me this tie couldn't be going any better.

* South Africa lead the Netherlands 2-1. I know the Dutch are thiemo-less, but still wasn't expecting that. Hoping Tommy can get a win (...seems like only 20 minutes ago I was all excited about him playing his first tour match, now he's in the Top 100 and playing live Davis Cup rubbers...time flies).

* Darcis is in a final. But AHM is injured :/
taversham: (jarkko sad)
( 31 May 2011 19:48)
Dani's been banned again.

But this time for ever.

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(Maybe he'll appeal the decision, but idk what good that'll do.)

The stupid tosser. Why can't he be more like Petzsche or Tipsy? You know, fixing matches, but cleverly enough so that there's no evidence. (...I would ask that he, hey, just not fix matches or something like that, but this is Köllerer we're talking about.)

Plus he has to pay a $100,000 fine. I hope the wine sales from his website are through the roof this year, or that's gonna be a struggle - he's earnt about tuppence in prize money recently, what with all the injuries (...and other fines he had to pay).
taversham: (jarkko sad)
( 31 May 2011 19:48)
Dani's been banned again.

But this time for ever.

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(Maybe he'll appeal the decision, but idk what good that'll do.)

The stupid tosser. Why can't he be more like Petzsche or Tipsy? You know, fixing matches, but cleverly enough so that there's no evidence. (...I would ask that he, hey, just not fix matches or something like that, but this is Köllerer we're talking about.)

Plus he has to pay a $100,000 fine. I hope the wine sales from his website are through the roof this year, or that's gonna be a struggle - he's earnt about tuppence in prize money recently, what with all the injuries (...and other fines he had to pay).
...No, not Frings/Wawrinka, though don't think I've let that ship sail. And with Frings being all "I want to play abroad!", and Lausanne being so lovely, it gets more probable that it'll become real life by the day, even if Federer and Ballack don't have a garden party.

But anyway, guess who was at Kohli's match yesterday.
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Yes, Azaouagh! (And some other, less sexy, Bochum players.)

Kohli was obviously also distracted by his prettiness because he lost to DGT.
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(I wish he'd let his hair get longer again.)

And Kas and Petzschner lost the doubles as well.
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Leaving Germany at one tie won, one lost, meaning they need a 3-0 win over Russia to guarantee getting to the final.

They'd better make it, or Kühnen will, non-euphemistically, get out his sword.
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But maybe euphemistically as well.
...No, not Frings/Wawrinka, though don't think I've let that ship sail. And with Frings being all "I want to play abroad!", and Lausanne being so lovely, it gets more probable that it'll become real life by the day, even if Federer and Ballack don't have a garden party.

But anyway, guess who was at Kohli's match yesterday.
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Yes, Azaouagh! (And some other, less sexy, Bochum players.)

Kohli was obviously also distracted by his prettiness because he lost to DGT.
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(I wish he'd let his hair get longer again.)

And Kas and Petzschner lost the doubles as well.
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Leaving Germany at one tie won, one lost, meaning they need a 3-0 win over Russia to guarantee getting to the final.

They'd better make it, or Kühnen will, non-euphemistically, get out his sword.
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But maybe euphemistically as well.
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.)
taversham: (Default)
( 26 Mar 2011 03:00)

"Wassup, my Manislas! So I booked our weekend away together. How does 25th-28th March strike you?"
"Don't we have to do tennis that weekend?"
"What, are you sure?"
"Yeah, Miami! I'm so excited, I've got a lovely draw, getting to the quarters again looks achievable."
"But the hotel's non-refundable..."
"Offer it to Verdasco and Lopez?"
"I was just looking forward to it, you know? After having to watch you playing doubles all last week, with him...Why don't you ever want to play doubles with me? We could play doubles in Madrid, or Rome."
"...So anyway, Andy, about this weekend."
"Yes?"
"Well, if we both lose our first match, we'll be done by Friday."
"And we'll have the whole week after free too! Let's swim with dolphins, that always looks so romantic."
"Like Ljubicic and Starace?"
"Exactly."
"And you don't think there'll be any knock to your reputation by losing to challenger-level American qualifiers in back-to-back Masters tournaments?"
"Nah. Don't worry about it."


...And so, with Kohli down a break in the third, it is now Mardy Fish upon whom I am relying to salvage my Fantasy Tennis team in this tournie. Ungood times.
taversham: (Default)
( 26 Mar 2011 03:00)

"Wassup, my Manislas! So I booked our weekend away together. How does 25th-28th March strike you?"
"Don't we have to do tennis that weekend?"
"What, are you sure?"
"Yeah, Miami! I'm so excited, I've got a lovely draw, getting to the quarters again looks achievable."
"But the hotel's non-refundable..."
"Offer it to Verdasco and Lopez?"
"I was just looking forward to it, you know? After having to watch you playing doubles all last week, with him...Why don't you ever want to play doubles with me? We could play doubles in Madrid, or Rome."
"...So anyway, Andy, about this weekend."
"Yes?"
"Well, if we both lose our first match, we'll be done by Friday."
"And we'll have the whole week after free too! Let's swim with dolphins, that always looks so romantic."
"Like Ljubicic and Starace?"
"Exactly."
"And you don't think there'll be any knock to your reputation by losing to challenger-level American qualifiers in back-to-back Masters tournaments?"
"Nah. Don't worry about it."


...And so, with Kohli down a break in the third, it is now Mardy Fish upon whom I am relying to salvage my Fantasy Tennis team in this tournie. Ungood times.
taversham: (feli/ferru)
( 24 Mar 2011 17:17)
"Hey, kid! I said I was doing my hair this way today, you can't copy me."
"...Wow, you did your hair? I just overslept...plus you never told me anything about-"
"Yeah, shut up."
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Aww.

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Awwwww.
taversham: (feli/ferru)
( 24 Mar 2011 17:17)
"Hey, kid! I said I was doing my hair this way today, you can't copy me."
"...Wow, you did your hair? I just overslept...plus you never told me anything about-"
"Yeah, shut up."
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Aww.

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Awwwww.
taversham: (federinka)
( 17 Mar 2011 01:33)
I'm not usually a massive fan of the custom LJ banners, but I do like how this one kinda works with my Firefox...mood? theme? what are they called now? ETA: "Persona".

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Except the pot of gold.


Tennis-wise: Stan won, woohoo, he's so awesome (...well, comparatively). Kohli did alright against Delpo...I mean, really he should have won the second set (but probs not the match), and both of them were pretty choke-heavy, but there were bits when he played much less passively than he has been of late which is a good sign, and I was expecting him to get steamrollered, not lose in tiebreaks. Plus he beat (an albeit injured) Söderling already, so that's fine. And Ivo's doing his best to make the Miami wildcard people look silly, so good for him.

Oh, and FEDERINKA DOUBLES. Hee. It'll never stop being the best thing ever (thank God for random youtubers uploading videos of their matches though, why won't Indian Wells stream them?)

And it's my second-favourite Portu- no, actually, first-favourite Portuguese football player's birthday (sorry, Hugoal, but you brought it on yourself).
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Happy Birthday! ...Yeah, he seems cheered.

(At first I missed his hair, but now I think I like him better this way...)
taversham: (federinka)
( 17 Mar 2011 01:33)
I'm not usually a massive fan of the custom LJ banners, but I do like how this one kinda works with my Firefox...mood? theme? what are they called now? ETA: "Persona".

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click for fullsize

Except the pot of gold.


Tennis-wise: Stan won, woohoo, he's so awesome (...well, comparatively). Kohli did alright against Delpo...I mean, really he should have won the second set (but probs not the match), and both of them were pretty choke-heavy, but there were bits when he played much less passively than he has been of late which is a good sign, and I was expecting him to get steamrollered, not lose in tiebreaks. Plus he beat (an albeit injured) Söderling already, so that's fine. And Ivo's doing his best to make the Miami wildcard people look silly, so good for him.

Oh, and FEDERINKA DOUBLES. Hee. It'll never stop being the best thing ever (thank God for random youtubers uploading videos of their matches though, why won't Indian Wells stream them?)

And it's my second-favourite Portu- no, actually, first-favourite Portuguese football player's birthday (sorry, Hugoal, but you brought it on yourself).
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Happy Birthday! ...Yeah, he seems cheered.

(At first I missed his hair, but now I think I like him better this way...)
taversham: (feli woaw)
( 22 Feb 2011 03:38)
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And it's not even Miami yet.
taversham: (feli woaw)
( 22 Feb 2011 03:38)
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And it's not even Miami yet.
taversham: (bremenorgy)
( 16 Jan 2011 14:59)
Couple of other pics from the match yesterday, because...I can't help it.

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It's like, every time I blink, Per gets taller.

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Tbh, I find Silvestre almost constantly adorable. When he plays like he did yesterday, that's just a bonus.

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That bit was nice, excited running and cuddling is always good.

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Plus it reminded me of this, so that's even better.


Really, this is the ship I've ever been closest to tinhatting. ...It was only meant to be for the lols, how did it all go so right wrong.

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You! You're not allowed to be injured again, ever.

Other cuteness happened yesterday/today/Friday/Monday (Australian time is too complicated) too. Mostly this:
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But also this:
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Win that slam, Stan.
taversham: (bremenorgy)
( 16 Jan 2011 14:59)
Couple of other pics from the match yesterday, because...I can't help it.

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It's like, every time I blink, Per gets taller.

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Tbh, I find Silvestre almost constantly adorable. When he plays like he did yesterday, that's just a bonus.

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That bit was nice, excited running and cuddling is always good.

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Plus it reminded me of this, so that's even better.


Really, this is the ship I've ever been closest to tinhatting. ...It was only meant to be for the lols, how did it all go so right wrong.

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You! You're not allowed to be injured again, ever.

Other cuteness happened yesterday/today/Friday/Monday (Australian time is too complicated) too. Mostly this:
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But also this:
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Win that slam, Stan.
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