taversham: (feli hats)
( 4 May 2013 19:06)
With my dissertation finished, and only one essay and one exam left of my university career, I should possibly be thinking about what I should do afterwards....

But it's much more fun to look at all the cuteness from the tennis world that I've missed while I've been doing focussing.

Kohli and Feli went on a date to play with the dolphins! (With some other dudes.)
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Spanish-German OTP. I love that Kohli is blatantly in a wetsuit a size smaller than all the others. And also this video, where Jo, Feli and Seppi all say vaguely intelligent things about the dolphins ("they're so agile", "they're so clever", etc) and Kohli's just amazed at how big they are. "They always seem so small in the TV." I love Kohli, he's such a moron. (Cf. his inability to say the phrase "seven-six in the third" at 0:15 an again at 1:25...I'm so cruel, bullying the English as additional language speakers...but I just find it so adorable, and Kohli's an idiot in German too, so I don't feel too bad about him.)

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He and Tommy also had fun playing tennis with some men who usually do driving not tennising. Glock and Spengler? I don't follow F1, I only know Hamilton, Vettel, Alonso, and that one who is in the Head and Shoulders advert whose name escapes me. This Timo Glock chappie is effing adorbs though, so I may have to start taking an interest. Plus Kohli and Bruno seem to have already sorted out where their second double date will be, which is sweet.
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Announcement: While I am happy for Sr Robredo to be back and playing and winning after all the injury troubles he's had, he is quickly exhausting my good will. In the last month he's taken out Robin, Tobi and Stan (...and Stan's wife). Well, Tommy, consider this your warning, no more special treatment. You have clearly had plenty of recovery time, as indicated by that title that what you won, so you are no longer excluded from any irrational hatred from my direction should you beat any more of my boys.
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Yes, I thought that would make you think.

Stan did beat Muzz in Monte Carlo though, which was nice except Andy was just playing really badly so it wasn't a totally satisfying win. (Stan disagrees with my assessment, there: "I was playing really good, he wasn't playing that good. And that's perfect for me." *cheeky smile*.) He also got to go on an awkward little sailing trip in Portugal with Vesnina.
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With Stan (and Ferru) in the final in Oeiras and Kohli in the final (and Dima and Jarkko and Marcos all in the doubles final) in Munich, all is looking good for this week.
taversham: (kohli sexy)
( 17 Aug 2011 21:38)
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Because Stan basically is The Cat.

Despite that, he lost. To Golubev.
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I'm pleased he was able to end his 4583-match long losing streak and all, but did it have to be against Stan? (And then he completely blew it against Steps too.)

But someone else has been doing lots of awesome.
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Kohli! Idk why Roddick seems to implode so often when he plays against Kohli...well, "so often" = twice, but I'm grateful for it. (I'm also staggered that that was really RAndy's first penalty point ever. Ever. Previous umpires have not been doing their jobs properly, tbh.)

Doesn't he look pretty when he's ball tossing.
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*dreamy sigh*

(I'm not usually a subscriber to the idea that you can tell a player is doping by just looking at a picture of them in action, so many problems with that, but...seriously, Petko?)
taversham: (kohli sexy)
( 17 Aug 2011 21:38)
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Because Stan basically is The Cat.

Despite that, he lost. To Golubev.
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I'm pleased he was able to end his 4583-match long losing streak and all, but did it have to be against Stan? (And then he completely blew it against Steps too.)

But someone else has been doing lots of awesome.
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Kohli! Idk why Roddick seems to implode so often when he plays against Kohli...well, "so often" = twice, but I'm grateful for it. (I'm also staggered that that was really RAndy's first penalty point ever. Ever. Previous umpires have not been doing their jobs properly, tbh.)

Doesn't he look pretty when he's ball tossing.
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*dreamy sigh*

(I'm not usually a subscriber to the idea that you can tell a player is doping by just looking at a picture of them in action, so many problems with that, but...seriously, Petko?)
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 :/
...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.
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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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...)
Kohlschreiber and Kas went to the zoo and did being cute with the zebras and penguins:
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(Clicks for much bigger, if you fancy)

But then Kohli had to withdraw from the singles because of an injury. Boo.
Kohlschreiber and Kas went to the zoo and did being cute with the zebras and penguins:
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(Clicks for much bigger, if you fancy)

But then Kohli had to withdraw from the singles because of an injury. Boo.
taversham: (Default)
( 4 Jun 2010 14:04)
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[11] Tennis (Ferrer/Robredo, De Bakker, Haase, Kohlschreiber, Melzer, Söderling, Wawrinka, Djokovic/Troicki)
[29] Football (Mielitz, Marin/Pizarro, Rosenberg, Frings/Prödl, Almeida, Frings/Almeida, Pizarro/Frings, Wiese, Frings, Klose/Borowski, Schaaf, Borowski, Schulz, Baumann, Diego, Löw)
[6] The Goodies (Graeme, Tim, Tim/Graeme, Tim+kitten)
[14] Have I Got News For You (Ian, Paul, Ross Noble, Laura Solon, James May, Paul/Ross)
[10] Top Gear (James, Jeremy/James)
[8] Other (Porn, Ellis Hollins, Brittas Empire, Alles was zählt (Axel, Roman))

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taversham: (Default)
( 4 Jun 2010 14:04)
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[11] Tennis (Ferrer/Robredo, De Bakker, Haase, Kohlschreiber, Melzer, Söderling, Wawrinka, Djokovic/Troicki)
[29] Football (Mielitz, Marin/Pizarro, Rosenberg, Frings/Prödl, Almeida, Frings/Almeida, Pizarro/Frings, Wiese, Frings, Klose/Borowski, Schaaf, Borowski, Schulz, Baumann, Diego, Löw)
[6] The Goodies (Graeme, Tim, Tim/Graeme, Tim+kitten)
[14] Have I Got News For You (Ian, Paul, Ross Noble, Laura Solon, James May, Paul/Ross)
[10] Top Gear (James, Jeremy/James)
[8] Other (Porn, Ellis Hollins, Brittas Empire, Alles was zählt (Axel, Roman))

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Here )

gifs used for the HIGNFY icons and the gypsy one can be found here

comments and credit are both appreciated :)
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.
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Making the moves on/with Muzz there :)

Is it wrong for me to ship this?
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I mean I know she's not quite legal yet, but he's hardly an old man. (I don't know why I feel guilty about this when I unashamedly ship him and his brother, which is probably less legal, and arguably grosser.) And they're just so cute.

Oh, guess who else won their doubles! (I can't find a picture from today, but this'll do, even though it's about 7 years old.)
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(I thought when I looked at that "oooh, Stan shaved" and then I realised back then he probably didn't need to.)

Thiemo also won, which makes me all kinds of happy.
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(That picture isn't from today either, but you can't really go wrong with Dutch cuddling.)

Rochus Senior lost though, but we can have a picture of him cuddling someone anyway.
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And look what Bremen won yesterday:
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Pretty, no?

Poor Baumi having to sit all on his own though.
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(And does anyone want me to send them one of the "Holiday promotion $10 off a paid account things"? Because I have spares.)
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Making the moves on/with Muzz there :)

Is it wrong for me to ship this?
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I mean I know she's not quite legal yet, but he's hardly an old man. (I don't know why I feel guilty about this when I unashamedly ship him and his brother, which is probably less legal, and arguably grosser.) And they're just so cute.

Oh, guess who else won their doubles! (I can't find a picture from today, but this'll do, even though it's about 7 years old.)
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(I thought when I looked at that "oooh, Stan shaved" and then I realised back then he probably didn't need to.)

Thiemo also won, which makes me all kinds of happy.
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(That picture isn't from today either, but you can't really go wrong with Dutch cuddling.)

Rochus Senior lost though, but we can have a picture of him cuddling someone anyway.
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And look what Bremen won yesterday:
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Pretty, no?

Poor Baumi having to sit all on his own though.
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(And does anyone want me to send them one of the "Holiday promotion $10 off a paid account things"? Because I have spares.)
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