Category Archives: Tennis

Suddenly it makes sense

handsome tennis playerThe 2012 French Open concludes this weekend so I thought I’d share a photo of Juan Monaco, a handsome Argentine tennis player who lost earlier this week to Rafa Nadal.

Perhaps this image of Juan Monaco will help you suddenly develop an appreciation for the sport of tennis.

Australian Open

More seeds fell in the second round of the 2012 Australian Open. Not only did the US lose their highest ranking seed, Mardy Fish, but perhaps the most famous American male tennis player still active, Andy Roddick, had to retire in the third set of the second round.  I won’t list all the seeds that dropped but here are a few men who won’t be gracing ESPN 2 in later rounds of the tournament.

Mardy Fish from USA – Ranked 8

Nicolas Almagro from Spain – Ranked 10

Andy Roddick from USA – Ranked 15

Alex Bogomolov from Russia – Ranked 32

Australian Open

Long time readers know that I’m a huge tennis fan. I’m so excited that the 2012 Australian Open has finally started.  This is the first of the four Grand Slam tennis events.  Even though the first round play in Melbourne is not quite finished there have been a few upsets with a handful of seeded players.

Say goodbye to the following.

Fernando Verdasco from Spain – ATP ranking #24

Juan Monaco from Argentina – ATP ranking #27

 Ivan Ljubicic from Croatia – ATP ranking #30

As you can see, you need not know much about tennis to enjoy watching.