Archive for Tommy Robredo
(or my WTA babies)
Yesterday, we had an exhibition in Kiev, Ukraine with quite a few stars: Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki, Anna Kournikova, David Ferrer and Tommy Robredo. This exhibition was also a valid opportunity for me to go “HEEEE VIKA AND CARO ILU BABIES GO CONQUER THE TOUR” except more calmly. A lot more calmly, I promise.
They played a set, in which Caro won 7-5. I’m sure Caro pushed the balls and Vika hit them as hard as she could.
They made out after the match because Vika found out she was going get some shiny present for Christmas. Not a puppy though. Maybe an engagement ring?
After the singles match, Vika parterned up with Tommy to play against fucking rockstar, Anna Kournikova and David Ferrer.
Vika/Tommy defeated Anna K./Ferru 6-3. Anna K. wasn’t as amused as Vika by the outcome.
BONUS: Victoria Azarenka thinks ridiculous hats are fashionable. Bless that lil’ chavtastic Belarussian.
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t heartbroken.
This past season and half, I’ve hardly been a Marat fan. I did try but it would normally end in heartbreak. At most times, Marat would lose without even trying. Since he announced his retirement, he played all matches this year like he couldn’t actually give a fuck if he won or not. In press conferences, he would whine like a big baby and talk about how boring it was to be a tennis player. I certainly wasn’t going to be the one that cared.
His tournament in Paris was his last. This is the most special Masters (or ATP 1000, whatever) for Marat. He won three times there. In Paris, with his last strokes as professional tennis player, he cared. In the first round, he saved match points and clutched a tight victory. Today, he fought hard again. He wanted to win. He saved break points in the second to take the match to a final set. He managed to save match points but, this time, it only made the result be postponed for a bit. He lost to Delpo but he sure as hell went down fighting.
I don’t believe even the most delusional fan had hopes to see him take the title. I think it was a quite proud defeat. It wasn’t embarrassing as I had expected.
After the match, there was a ceremony on court. Marat got an award. A bunch of players (pictured above) went to honor him. A video of his best moments on tour was showed on the big screen. It was pretty sweet. You could see he was getting emotional but Marat is too much of a SexGod to tear up.
Marat was easily my favourite ATP player when growing up. I was 10 when he won the U.S. Open and I had the biggest crush on him. At 14, when he won the Australian Open, I still intended on marrying him. We’d live in a house in Moscow, mock The Da Vinci Code and watch David Lynch films in bed. It was a mighty life plan, let me add that.
I hope he now does whatever pleases him the most. Which I’m sure will involve wooing attractive blonde girls like he so loves. He can run for president, form a boyband, cure cancer, conquer the world.
Oh, Marat, I’ll still marry you if you so insist.
I’ll leave you guys with a bit of vintage!Marat. Here’s the Russian in the Late Show With David Letterman in 2000. This was after he won over Sampras his first Slam. You can tell he was a rockstar even then.
Farewell, babe. ♥
Time for daily Rafa cuteness.
Via for the ♥ of tennis, Rafa shows how many tennis balls he can pick up in 30 seconds (wut):
Never change, Rafa. Your charm is in how awkward you are.
More from our boy: in the presser, after defeating Robredo 6-1 6-4.
I realize sponsors want to see their products being displayed. But, really, shoving not only a beer, but two, in front of an athlete during a press conference? Kinda unfitting — at the very least.
Also, according to reader Robert, the Rafa pictures from this event were from a launch of the t-shirts I mocked. Thanks!