Sunday, July 26, 2009

Winner's Circle

Robby Ginepri, of the United States, hoists the championship trophy after defeating countryman Sam Querrey 6-2, 6-4 in the finals of the Indianapolis Tennis Championships in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 26, 2009.
AP

I tried to watch the final. Really, I did. But Sam Querrey's hang-dog attitude turned me right off, so the action on ESPN was background noise rather than focus.

I used to like Robby Ginepri. Really, I did. But he often exhibits no fight and can evaporate in a match quicker than gasoline. A win is a win. It's been a long time between drinks.

BoldNikolay Davydenko of Russia poses with the trophy after defeating Paul-Henri Mathieu of France in their final match of the International German Open tennis tournament at the Rothenbaum stadium in Hamburg July 26, 2009.
Reuters


I'm not in love with Nikolay Davydenko as a few of our readers are, but it's nice to see him win another title. Too bad he did it in an event I disregarded.

Russia's Dinara Safina holds the trophy after defeating Italy's Sara Errani in their Slovenia Open final tennis match in Portoroz, Sunday, July 26, 2009.
AP

So as not to get into any more trouble, the less said about the world No. 1 the better.


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Germany's Andrea Petkovic celebrates with the trophy after defeating Romanian Ioana Raluca Olaru in the final of the WTA Tennis Tournament in Bad Gastein on July 26, 2009. Petkovic claimed her first WTA title here with a convincing straight sets win over Olaru. The 21-year-old, ranked 98th and playing in her first WTA final, came through 6-2, 6-3 winner against her 66th-ranked opponent in the clay court tournament in 1hr 29 minutes.

7 comments:

Pamela said...

I had a paragraph typed out to assist you Craig, but then I thought better of it.

I'll only say that I saw the final. It was sad and she got lucky to win it. She needs to be in Stanford with the rest of the top players to see how she stacks up.

tangerine said...

To sum up: one very lame and forgettable weekend of tennis.

"So as not to get into any more trouble, the less said about the world No. 1 the better."

You realize of course that making a non-statement is even worse than saying nothing. ;)

Karen said...

I was watching on a live stream. I had to turn it off. Sam Querrey's attitude stinks. I am not a fan of Robbie Ginepri. I am still in love with Davydenko - LOL

Matt said...

Where's Andrea Petkovic who won in Bad Gastein?? She has a really unique look about her!

Michael said...

This is why we are bleh about his summer, featuring Russians who can consistently win smaller tournaments and go deep but not win majors + Americans who can sometimes pull off a hard-court win in a smaller tournament in the US. Ginepri has now won twice in Indy and once in Newport. Querrey has won Vegas.

When does the US Open start again?

Veruca Salt said...

seriously, where can i get one of those gold plated propellers?

JoshDragon said...

Good post. I wasn't too happy with the Sam Querrey vs Robby Ginepri match either. It takes a lot to turn me off from a match but I really found that one to be boring.