I love the look on Nole's face in that pic!
I love the look on Nole's face in that pic!
Suddenly dreading the AO. Rafa has a very tough draw, but I know nobody will be able to take advantage. Del Potro could be a tough quarterfinal, but that's ages away. A total longshot for Delpo to reach that stage. Djokovic has a cakewalk with the only possible actual challenger Wawrinka .
Another Rafa-Djoker final awaits. Boring. Next.
Tomic makes another final @ Sydney...he gets Delpotro...should they just hand Delpotro the trophy?
Lleyton getting some practice @ Melbourne
These players also made the 3rd rd qualies...1 more to go!
Michael Berrer, Flavio Cippola, Thiemo Debakker, Potito Starace & Wayne Odesnik
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Tomic v Rafa is a blockbuster first round at the open! Shirtless Tomic and Hewitt, great stuff
Delpo destroys Tomic to win Sydney. Rafa better hope he loses before the QF .
This throwback trend on social media has seen the return of the Bar Refaeli & Rafael Nadal SI modeling pix & the same couple of shots keep popping up...I still have nearly 100 on file so I thought I get on the band wagon
The list of players who will not b attending the AO is nearing a dozen...here's a face that I know a few won't miss
A few others who will skip the trip Down Under
The editing function has been fighting me lately...here r the names of the above players
Evgeny Donskoy, Jurgen Zopp, Jurgen Melzer, Guillermo Olaso & Michael Llodra
Nenad Zimonjic wins Dubs @ Sydney w/ Daniel Nestor
These players also won titles this week
Fabrice Martin - Schwiebergingen Germany
Juan Martin Delpotro - Sydney
John Isner - Auckland
Kei Nishikori - Kooyong
Marcelo Melo - Dubs @ Auckland w/ Julian Knowle
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The players r starting to show up in the proper attire now...the weather forecast also looks extremely hot!!!
Here's Tommy Haas
Then we get a brief glimpse @ Murray & Tsonga kept the shirt on when his new coach shoulda left his on(Nicolas Escude remember him?)
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I do remember Escude, he looks even worse than I remember.
Dafuq? Tsonga looks like he's standing next to a cardboard cut-out...
Novak playing crappy so far but he looks OH SO SEXY.
There's some talk about the t-shirt but personally I like it. I preferred the black outfit from late last year but really he looks good in everything .
I thought he would look good in anything but someone at H&M clearly has it in for Tomas because that outfit is hideous. He also must not grow facial hair, it will not suit him! Apart from that, he's still super cute.
Novak looked hot and played in fifth gear the whole match, just think he is really confident and believes he can win this tournament this year.
Can't even tell you how much I want him. Gotta say him and Tomas would be something to watch
There's still a lot of tennis to be played, and nobody is a clear favourite yet #delusional
I'm so gonna miss the black outfit of Tomas from late last year. It was hot!
Like, "I wanna suck all the cum out of you" type hot .
Juan Monaco is out day 1 @ Melbourne
These players were also unlucky on day1
Carlos Berlocq, Santiago Giraldo, Jan Hajek, Lukas Lacko & Nicolas Mahut
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Recent shots from around the grounds @ AO
Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka, Rafael Nadal, Kei Nishikori & Vasek Pospisil
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BTW I think Berdych looks best in this outfit!!!
Omg a sexy Tomas Berdych photoshoot, where has that come from. Awesome.
Great pic of Stan too!
Watching Ryan Harrison match right now. This guy has a nice butt from what you can see on the court.
Ryan is gorgeous though I prefer him without a beard. Monfils' body is looking stunning, glad he went back to the vest.
Have to admit, that was really lucky. Unreal luck. Pushes him to 6-4 first set with an injury, if healthy could've given him real trouble. God, I actually feel bad for Tomic. Never thought I'd say that .
John Isner also not fully recovered from his great lead in tournament gives the match to Klizan on day 2
These players also got sent home on day 2
Ryan Harrison, Frank Dancevic, Bernard Tomic, Marcel Granollers & Lleyton Hewitt
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1 more set of players who lost 1st rd
Jesse Huta Galung, Marinko Matosevic, Michael Llodra, Tim Smyczek & Radek Stepanek
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Tomic was out with a groin injury. Would have loved to inspect that
I'm considering retiring from men's tennis fandom. My frequent posts I think reflect my extreme dissatisfaction with the state of the game as it is - I have no love for the guys whose dominance of the sport seemingly has no end in sight. Not only that, but the players that I tend to support are the most talented, but also the most mentally pathetic. Gulbis' flop loss to Querrey today really drove that home (a man of his ability with only one trip past a GS second round since 2008 - pathetic!). The tendency for the players with the games I most like to watch to also have the weakest minds and therefore no results really wears you down after a while.
We'll see how things go, like if some players can get their heads out of the sand and make things more interesting, but right now I'm feeling like I've had enough . I definitely wouldn't be done for good. I love the sport, that hasn't changed. But you can love the sport without enjoying the guys playing it I suppose. I don't know when I'll decide. I might give it till the clay.
Great pics tennis6, some super hot guys there. Pospisil is going to get hotter as he matures, already a cute guy.
Sorry you're feeling the tennis blues & believe me I know how you feel...I turn off the match watching fan from time to time & just play the old perv for awhile looking @ sexy pix & I have gig after gig of them. When I pulled up to the fence surrounding the Delray Beach tournament & saw Ernests practicing last year I can't even put into words how I felt. The gates weren't even open yet but there I was pushing my camera through the fence like a stalker or something!!! It was one of the best tennis moments of my umpteen year fanship. Needless to say those were the most popular pix I have ever taken & if you google Gulbis right now you will run into those pix which have been featured by over a dozen sites that I'm aware of. He ended up winning the tournament for the 2nd time & I pray he returns this year but like you mentioned he is absolutely miserable @ the slams.
Some other faces leaving the main draw on day 3
Adrian Mannarino, Alejandro Falla, Guillermo Garcia Lopez, Leonardo Mayer & Dimitry Tursunov
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Italians love the fountain @ Melbourne Park...last year Seppi & this year Fognini
Check out this video
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Thanks for understanding tennis6 . I've actually made my decision already. After this AO, it's sayonara for me. I don't think I'll post in this thread anymore either because I won't even really want to know about any results, otherwise I'll just miss it and want to return. I just want to make a full break. I'll see you guys in other places on the forum though and there's also PMs in the unlikely event .
I'll still play the sport because I do love the sport itself still.
^You don't think you'll be making a return to watching tennis? Maybe give it a full season's break.
Days 4 says goodbye to Andreas Seppi
Also gone in rd2
Marin Cilic, Viktor Hanescu, Blaz Kavcic, Dusan Lajovic & Rendy Lu
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Del Po is gone.
I had high hopes for him.