Sunday, October 04, 2009

Asian Champions

Gilles Simon of France holds his trophy after winning his final tennis match against Viktor Troicki of Serbia at the Thailand Open tennis tournament in Bangkok October 4, 2009.
Reuters

Gilles Simon of France holds his trophy after winning his final tennis match against Viktor Troicki of Serbia 7-5, 6-3 at the Thailand Open tennis tournament in Bangkok October 4, 2009.

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Nikolay Davydenko of Russia kisses his trophy during a photo call after winning against Fernando Verdasco of Spain in the final match of the Malaysia Open tennis tournament in Kuala Lumpur October 4, 2009.
Reuters

Nikolay Davydenko
of Russia kisses his trophy during a photo call after winning against Fernando Verdasco of Spain 6-4, 7-5 in the final match of the Malaysia Open tennis tournament in Kuala Lumpur October 4, 2009.

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9 comments:

Graf_sampras said...

although Simon and Davydenko are hardly players I admire much - i still an VERY happy for each of them that after a number of months , long in any tennis player's career, of injuries and setbacks -
they have won their titles this week.

I hope they continue to improve because these two are SO hardworking, it's so obvious, and they too deserve to be rewarded for their dedicated efforts to play their best as much as they can.

they are actually exemplary in how cleanly they can hit balls. i like that in their playing.

They earn my respect for that.

Matt said...

Does anybody know WHY Sharapova was gifted a BYE into the 2nd round of Beijing?? She's not even seeded in that tourney. Wtf??

joji said...

roddick has partnered with M. Knowles for the doubles in Beijing and they won their first match

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matt
sharpie has a bye because she was in the final in tokyo; all the semifinalist have all byes in the first round

G_s

i like Davydenko; but he is a 'mental midget' especially in big matches; but happy for him though
ditto with Gilles; not really a favorite; but he lost a mojo for this year; though he is nursing a knee injury

I hope roddick goes deep;

royce said...

I wanted Troicki to win his first ATP tournament.
Good for Gilles and Davy though.

Graf_sampras said...

G_s

i like Davydenko; but he is a 'mental midget' especially in big matches; but happy for him though
ditto with Gilles; not really a favorite; but he lost a mojo for this year; though he is nursing a knee injury

I hope roddick goes deep;

Mon Oct 05, 08:53:00 AM

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this is true about his mentality, Joji.

that's why he can be frustrating to follow..because he DOESN"T have to allow that.

but it's just nice to see him at least get something after so many recent setbacks. hopefully it can give him more belief in himself in the future in Critical BIG matches...and at least give himself a chance and GRAB it - and maybe make himself also a Majors Holder one day.

Graf_sampras said...

sorry -i can't help observe that:

in one of the rare moments that SIMON is caught on camera with a smile rather than the usual manly scowl....he ends up looking like a school girl smiley on her first date...he must channeling richard gasqwet and the red nail polish...

untintenionally of course...

at least Simone isn't a GOP Chairman Senator of Defense of Marriage between a man and a woman ONLY caught in the men's room with a police offisahhh...

Simone is just a Tennis player with a Manly Scowl turned beauteous glowing Pretty Smile....

GO SIMON...

with an E...!!!

Graf_sampras said...

and so the moral of the story is:

that the real important question is:

DID ANYONE SEE THE MATCH and DID SIMONE jump with GLEE...both feet up behind him ...the way Maria often does?...........

edma1022 said...

I saw Simon up close and personal in last year's USO. He was playing in court 9 against, uh, Granollers, I think.

Tall and lanky, he strikes the ball well. Normally, your indicator is the sound the racquet makes when the ball pops in the frame. And he's an amazing retriever, runs after every ball with intent.

Good win for him.

jdiv said...

Simon smiles a lot off court, not that anyone would know if you only see him oncourt. And why some keep insisting to put an "E" at the back of his name. Simone is Italian, Simon is French. But if that's the way you mean to insult him, then I guess there's nothing I can say to it.