Tag Archives: Tennis

Can you feel the heat down under

I don’t know what is happening with professional tennis but if you have been watching the Australian Open this year, you’d know exactly what I’m talking about. While the Australian Open continues without fans due to a national lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19 the lack of noise and commotion adds more camera time on the players. You really don’t need to be a tennis fan to be interested in the sport.

The number one seed, Novak Djokovic, looks good. His Lacoste apparel will appeal to those who like the preppy look.

What can I say about Rafael Nadal other than he is amazing?!? Despite being “ancient” by tennis standards at the age of 34 he is ranked second in the world. If he wins the Australian Open he will have 21 Grand Slam Titles to Federer’s 20 Grand Slam Titles.

Dominic Thiem is ranked number three in the world. But I’ve commented more about Dominic Thiem’s ass in 2017 and again in 2020 here than I have about his game. But don’t be decieved by his booty. He has game for days.

The Greek a.k.a. Stefanos Tsitsipas is one of my favorite players on the circuit. The 22 year old is ranked six in the world and is equally exceptional in talent and looks. I first wrote about him last fall here, The handsome Stefanos Tsitsipas.

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If you don’t follow tennis you may not know who Alexander Zverev is, but the 23 year old German is ranked seven in the world. He has yet to win a major but is a threat to anyone on the court.

Be still my beating heart whenever Matteo Berrettini steps on court. The 6’5″ Italian from Rome is the number ten player in the world, and I am smitten. This photo of his abs and see-through shorts, swiped from Kenneth in the 212 pretty much says it all.

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I first wrote about Grigor Dimitrov in 2011. He looks like such a baby in this photo, but the Bulgarian is an excellent hard court player. The twenty-first ranked player in the world is so easy on the eyes you might find yourself distracted by his looks but he has game.

Fabio Fognini is another talented Italian who’s fiery personality on and off the court can make him get all sort of attention. Fognini loves attention and he certainly got mine when he posed nude for Cosompolitan Magazine. Let’s see how far this 30-something player can go. I’ll be cheering for him.

The handsome Stefanos Tsitsipas

Tennis is a fun sport to play and watch, and players like the 22 year old Greek, Stefanos Tsitsipas, can make it quite distracting as well.

For those who don’t follow tennis quite as faithfully, you may not be familiar with Tsitsipas who turned pro just four years ago in 2016 and is a top 10 player in the world. Stefanos has one of the best backhands in the game, and if he remains injury-free, has the potential to dominate the game with his mental toughness, speed and size (he is 6’4″).

However, I think many of my readers may be less impresssed by my observations and may find watching tennis pleasurable because of his sportsmanship, lean build and handsome face.

Not to mention, Stefanos Tsitsipas can be incredibly graceful on the courts.

And while 27 year old Dominic Thiem may be better known for his ‘assets’ than Stefanos, there is no denying that all the sprints and training required to be one of the best tennis players in the world has filled out his lean physique in a way that will appeal to faithful readers of this blog.

Congratulations to the Bryan brothers

Bryan BrothersCongratulations to the Bryan brothers on winning their 100th tennis title today; not to mention a record-tying fifth US Open doubles championship.

Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish take stand against homophobia

Athlete AllyIn light of the disgraceful way the International Olympic Committee has dealt with championing Russia’s homophobic legislation, I wanted to share this story.

American star tennis players Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish become the 1st professional men’s tennis players to align with Athlete Ally.

Andy Roddick said, “Yesterday was an incredible day for athletes everywhere. Jason Collin’s courage and leadership in coming out reminds me of how important it is for an athlete to be able to be true to him or herself.  As an Athlete Ally, I want to support every athlete to feel comfortable and confident being themselves and to make sure that all people – players and fans alike – are  welcome and included in tennis.”  More about this story here and more about Athlete Ally here.

Australian Open 2014

The Australian Open started this week.  This tennis event is one of the four majors in the sport and it will attract the world’s best players.

The ESPN network will broadcast live coverage of this event in the US. Check your local listings for exact times and channels.  Here are some of the players who may catch your eye if you tune in.

Tennis players who get my attention

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US Open: Novak Djokovic

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Alex Bogomolov Jr.

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If their athleticism won’t entice you, perhaps Richard Gasquet’s backside will.

2013 French Open

French OpenOver this past weekend the 2013 French Open started with early round play.  I always associate this tennis tournament with the start of summer and love the clay court matches that have players running back and forth giving everything they have.   If the appeal of this sport isn’t apparent, perhaps you should take a closer look at some of the men invited to play in the tournament. There are so many handsome, articulate players that even the most shallow among you will find reasons to watch and cheer for this years players. Daniel-BrandsFor example, this handsome German, Daniel Brand, played a near flawless two sets before Rafa Nadal was able to rally to win a second set tie break and then cruise on to a first round win that was anything but typical.

The French Open is being broadcast on ESPN2 and NBC in the U.S.

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

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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.

US Open: Novak Djokovic

The US Open started two weeks ago and due to the heavy rains from last week the Men’s Single Final – normally held on Sunday was moved to today. I’ve been posting a handsome photo of a male tennis player each day of play (with the exception of yesterday – 9/11) and it seemed fitting to conclude these posts with the world’s no. 1 tennis player, Novak Djokovic.

Novak has had an amazing year winning the Australian Open and Wimbledon, and rallied against Federer this weekend in the semifinals of this tournament to come from behind and win. If he wins today in NY he will have won 3 of the 4 Majors in the 2011 – an amazing feat and in large part the reason he has the no. 1 ranking.


I love watching Djokovic play not only because he is so gifted, but he brings a lot of personality to the game of tennis. He’s clearly a ham. In the past he’s been known to mimic other tennis players (all in good fun of course) and this year at the Open he’s been known to dance after his wins which only gets the already loud crowd in NY cheering even more.

If you’d like to find out more about this Serbian who’s game has been flawless all year you can link here. If you’d like to find out more about this year’s US Open you can visit the tournament’s official website, www.usopen.org.

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US Open: Raphael Nadal

The US Open started last week, and the tournament is now nearly over. To celebrate the Open I’ve been posting a handsome male tennis player each day there is play.

Today, I’m featuring Spanish tennis player, Raphael Nadal, currently ranked no. 2 in the world. Nadal has been in the spotlight ever since the summer of 2005 when he won the French Open. Since then, he’s been a regular at not just Roland Garros but at all four majors. He has an amazing game and was the guy who grabbed the no. 1 ranking from Roger Federer who had been ranked no. 1 an astounding 237 weeks.

Nadal enters the US Open Semifinals playing no. 4 Andy Murray. If he wins, he’ll play either Roger Federer or the worlds current no. 1 Novak Djokovic.

If you’d like to find out more about this handsome Spaniard you can link here. If you’d like to find out more about this year’s US Open you can visit the tournament’s official website, www.usopen.org.

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US Open: Fernando Verdasco

The US Open started last week, and I can’t believe the tournament is nearly over. To celebrate the Open I’ve been posting a handsome male tennis player each day there is play.

Today, I’m featuring Spanish tennis player, Fernando Verdasco, a former Top 10 player and a force to be reckoned with especially on clay.

Verdasco made it to the third round of the US Open where he lost to Jo Wilfred Tsonga – a tough competitor from France who is still in the tournament. As you can see Fernando has a killer smile to match his abs. He’s yet another tennis player I wish they would let play without a shirt. I’m fairly certain the ratings would go through the roof.


If you’d like to find out more about this handsome Spaniard you can linkhere. If you’d like to find out more about this year’s US Open you can visit the tournament’s official website,www.usopen.org.

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US Open: David Nalbandian

The US Open started last week, and despite the rain, the tournament continues (albeit in fits and starts). To celebrate the Open I’ve been posting a handsome male tennis player each day there is play.

Today, I’m featuring Argentinian tennis player, David Nalbandian, a player who just a few years ago was ranked as high as 3 in the world, but in recent years has seen his ranking drop and is currently 76 in the world.

This year David made it to the third round of the US Open where he lost to Raphael Nadal – last year’s US Open Champion. Nalbandian is now 29 and doesn’t have the same game he did a few years ago, but he’s still an excellent competitor who has a career to be proud of for certain. If you’d like to find out more about this handsome tennis player from Cordoba, Argentina link here. If you’d like to find out more about this year’s US Open you can visit the tournament’s official website, www.usopen.org.


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US Open: David Ferrer

The US Open started last week, and I’m posting a handsome male tennis player each day there is play.

Today, I’m featuring Spanish tennis player, David Ferrer, who is currently playing yesterday’s “Tennis Tease”, Andy Roddick.  David is currently ranked 5 in the world and has a game to back up that ranking.

Although Ferrer is definitely more at home on clay courts (lets be frank all the Spaniards are), David’s game is so strong you cannot count him out. However, whoever wins today’s match will have a short lived victory as I fully expect Raphael Nadal to pull through and meet that player in the quarter finals.


If you’d like to find out more about this handsome Spaniard you can link here. If you’d like to find out more about this year’s US Open you can visit the tournament’s official website,www.usopen.org.

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US Open: Andy Roddick

The US Open started last week, and I’m posting a handsome male tennis player each day there is play.

Today, I’m featuring American tennis player, Andy Roddick, who will be playing David Ferrer later today. Roddick is a former Top 10 player and won the US Open back in 2003. However, he’s 29 now and his game has slipped in recent years. Despite that fact, I can’t help but pull for Andy and hope he can beat Ferrer (the second highest ranked Spaniard). You can cheer on Andy tonight 7PM ET on ESPN2.


If you’d like to find out more about Andy Roddick you can link here. If you’d like to find out more about this year’s US Open you can visit the tournament’s official website,www.usopen.org.

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US Open: Grigor Dimitrov

The US Open started this week, and I’m posting a handsome male tennis player each day there is play.

Today, I’m featuring a Bulgarian player named Grigor Dimitrov. Currently ranked 57, Grigor lost in the first round to the extremely physical Frenchman, Gael Monfils. However, he’s still quite young at only 20 years of age and he has time to improve his game. Time will tell if he can, but in the interim, I enjoy watching this young man play.

What do you think about Grigor? If you’d like to find out more about him, you can link here. If you’d like to find out more about this year’s US Open you can visit the tournament’s official website,www.usopen.org.

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