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Posted by tennisplanet on August 1, 2010

Fans celebrate record breaking 62nd career doubles win

Twin brothers Bob and Mike Bryan

Twin brothers Bob (R) and Mike Bryan pose with Australian tennis legend Mark Woodforde (C) after their record-breaking 62nd career win by defeating American Eric Butorac and Jean-Julien Rojer of Netherlands Antilles in the doubles final at the Farmers Classic ATP L.A. Tennis Open tournament in Los Angeles, California, August 1, 2010. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)(Photo Credit should Read /AFP/Getty Images)

Twin brothers Bob and Mike Bryan

Bob and Mike Bryan

STANFORD, CA- AUGUST 01: Billie Jean King

STANFORD, CA- AUGUST 01: Victoria Azarenka

STANFORD, CA- AUGUST 01: Victoria Azarenka

STANFORD, CA- AUGUST 01: Victoria Azarenka

STANFORD, CA- AUGUST 01: Victoria Azarenka

Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero

Is this allowed now?

Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero

Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero

Looks like this may be the last jump for one of them!!!!!!!!!!!

STANFORD, CA- AUGUST 01: Victoria Azarenka

STANFORD, CA- AUGUST 01: Maria Sharapova

This is a slippery slope.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia

TOPSHOTS -- Swiss Air Force

TOPSHOTS — Swiss Air Force PC-7 Team fly in formation above the moon prior to the final game of the Swiss Open ATP tennis tournament on August 1, 2010 in Gstaad. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)(Photo Credit should Read /AFP/Getty Images)

TOPSHOTS- France's Richard Gasquet eyes ball

Spain's Nicolas Almagro

Spain's Nicolas Almagro

Spain's Nicolas Almagro

Spain's Nicolas Almagro

France's Richard Gasquet

Actor William Shatner watches semi final match

LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 31: Actor William Shatner watches the semi final match between Feliciano Lopez of Spain and Andy Murray of Great Britain during the Farmers Classic at the Los Angeles Tennis Center – UCLA on July 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)


28 Responses to “Photos.”

  1. Jenny said

    Congratulations to The Bryans on their historic achievement, also to Juan Carlos and Nico Almagro, title winners this weekend 🙂 Love JC’s clay court stance [his first pic]. Nice to see Richard reaching a final too. 🙂

    • M said

      Seconded! A toast to all the champions, and the Bryans for their record, and Juanquí for his third title on clay this year! ¡Ferrero conquistó!
      \o/ \o/ \o/

  2. Dee said

    Sharapova played Azarenka? WOhoaw! Did every one wear ear plugs.

    • Bettyjane said

      It was horrible Dee. Mary Carillo commented that the only time she made sounds like that resulted in the birth of her children.

      • Sir Vibhudi Aatmapudi said

        He he he. I have to admit, I find Azarenka to be cute. She also has a friendlier attitude to fans than Sharapova does.

    • Sarah said

      I watched; the grunting by the players doesn’t bother me half as much as the commentating. I did agree with them about Maria not having enough energy to compete after two long nigh matches.

      Congratulations to Victoria.

  3. Bettyjane said


    Any photos of Murray looking winded after a point. It happened so often throughout that final that I should think there’d be a wealth of material. Really a disgrace to see that at this level.

    • Jenny said

      I watched that final, Bettyjane, and I agree with you. There were times when he made a losing shot/error or was outplayed, he looked winded and was grimacing/wincing as if in pain. However, after making a winning shot he looked fine and revitalised. This isn’t the first time I’ve seen this. A well deserved victory for Querrey, congrats.

      • Phil said

        Yeah it was a very poor loss for Murray. I think the one comment that perfectly sums up the Tour and Murray’s place in it came from Querrey after he won: “Andy is one of those players who allows me to hit my shots.”

        Wow, what a slap in the face that is in today’s game. I detected some simmering animosity between the two throughout, and they gave each other a couple of good glares on the way to change overs. I even think I heard a chirp from Querrey once, but that might have been my imagination.

        This match was just a template of why Murray is struggling so much. Poor attitude with passive, uninspired tennis. And his serve? Wow, it was awful. He rolled in his first serve most of the time. WHY? This guy used to have a huge serve, especially at the end of ’08 and into the first half of ’09. Now it’s a huge liability.

        His “debilitating” fatigue/injury when he’s losing versus his incredible sprightliness when he’s winning is making be ill. It’s just a ploy to put the other guy off, but nobody has fallen for that in like 6 months. What is going through this kid’s head?

      • Jenny said

        I certainly didn’t see any provocation from Querrey, he looked pretty cool and laid back to me. He was honest in his post match comment too. Feli Lopez has an amazing serve, [which left him the other evening] neither can he rely on that backhand slice, but he is a great athlete also. Better on hardcourt or grass than clay. The problem he has imo, he is a notoriously inconsistent underchiever who is inclined to wobble or go walkabout.
        “His “debilitating” fatigue/injury when he’s losing versus his incredible sprightliness when he’s winning is making be ill. It’s just a ploy to put the other guy off, but nobody has fallen for that in like 6 months.”
        I’m afraid I’m rather seeing it that way too, sadly it’s becoming a familiar pattern, maybe that’s was what was irritating Querrey inside?

      • Jenny said

        Just to add, I have all the sympathy in the world if a player is struggling on court with genuine injury/illness. Most of these guys have the odd ache or two, but you would never know unless it’s bad enough to call the trainer.

  4. Bettyjane said

    What rock did I crawl out from. During the women’s final with Azarenka and Sharapova I discovered that they miked Azarenka’s coach and that he’s allowed to coach her once during the match. This is only permitted in the WTA and NOT during Slams. The word “officially” should precede the term “ooach” as we all know how abused this rule is.

    I had NO idea.

    • Phil said

      That’s bizarre and really quite pathetic imo. The women’s Tour is really struggling for credibility and this kind of BS does not help. The constant gamesmanship, ridiculous shouting and eternity that every other player takes between points is just too much for me. I stopped following women’s tennis a long time ago, and it seems I am not alone.

      Our Satellite provider over here has dropped almost all women’s tennis from the schedule and replaced it with men’s events. We pretty much have men’s tennis on the TV here every week of the year now (if there’s a 250 or above event on, naturally). For the women…I think they show 4 or 5 events the whole year.

  5. RafaFan said

    @Swiss Air Force PC 7 Team: The Swiss Air Force Team “Patrouille Suisse” flies the “Racket” formation with six F-5E Tiger II jets. It’s a tribute to Roger Federer:

    • Jenny said

      Thanks, RafaFan.

    • M said

      That’s so fabulous. Rafa got an asteroid named after him, Roger gets an air tribute by the Air Force of his country. Pretty gosh-darn cool, if you ask me. 🙂

      Thank you, RafaFan!

      • RafaFan said

        Thanks M for this information. I couldn’t find a picture of the asteroid. Hm. It’s 4km big and travels with 20km/s. Here is the map:
        Some other athletes became asteroids named after them:
        1740 Nurmi (Paavo Nurmi, Olympic medalist)
        1909 Alekhin (Alexander Alekhine, chess world champion)
        2472 Bradman (Donald Bradman, cricketer)
        3027 Shavarsh (Shavarsh Karapetyan, finswimmer)
        5891 Gehrig (Lou Gehrig, baseball player)
        5910 Zátopek (Emil Zátopek, long-distance runner, Olympic medalist)
        6758 Jesseowens (Jesse Owens, athlete)
        7835 Myroncope (Myron Cope, sportscaster and journalist)
        8217 Dominikhašek (Dominik Hašek, ice hockey player, Olympic medalist)
        9224 Železný (Jan Železný, javelin thrower, Olympic medalist)
        10634 Pepibican (Josef Bican, called “Pepi”, football player)
        10675 Kharlamov (Valeri Kharlamov, hockey player)
        12373 Lancearmstrong (Lance Armstrong, cyclist)
        12413 Johnnyweir (Johnny Weir, figure skater)
        12414 Bure (Pavel Bure, ice hockey player)
        26986 Čáslavská (Věra Čáslavská, gymnast, Olympic medalist)
        82656 Puskás (Ferenc Puskás, football player)
        90414 Karpov (Anatoly Karpov, chess world champion)
        128036 Rafaelnadal (Rafael Nadal Parera, tennis player and Olympic Gold medalist)

        What will Roger get? A new galaxy named after him? LOL

      • RafaFan said

        btw a freaking blogger posted that “God has funny way of telling his message, god is trying to tell us something” relating to the name aSteroid, Geeeez! Sorry I don’t believe in god.

      • M said

        Oh, brother. Good grief, what will some dunderhead think of next.

        I believe in God, but I don’t believe in stupid bloggers. 😛

      • Jenny said

        I believe in God too, but…. *shakes head*. LOL M, I haven’t heard that D word in years, a good choice in this case, there is another one similar used here, but I won’t quote it.

      • M said

        LOL, Jenny! My geekesque-ness is definitely showing. I’m sure it just jumped into my head from something I was reading written by some vaunted novelist.

        “there is another one similar used here, but I won’t quote it.”
        That is because you are a lady of the highest order.
        I’d submit the sentiment behind its usage in this context still would’ve been appropriate, though. 😛

      • RafaFan said

        @M Hope I don’t get banned. I’m just quoting the urban dictionary. It’s a great and “accurate” resource, no? “Dunderhead = A person with a smelly and or dirty penis.” Is it what you meant? LOL. Wonder what Jenny’s word would reveal! lol.

      • M said

        “What will Roger get? A new galaxy named after him? LOL”

        I just *knew* those extraterrestrials have been watching tennis the whole time.
        Thank you for that list; how awesome!

        “I’m just quoting the urban dictionary. It’s a great and “accurate” resource, no? “Dunderhead = A person with a smelly and or dirty penis.” Is it what you meant? LOL.”

        See, this is why Urban Dictionary scares me so. It never fails to have the most profane definition(s) possible for a given word. I’d never heard that definition, and now I feel like I have to find a new word for these types of people (and check its definition in US first, lol!).

        “Wonder what Jenny’s word would reveal! lol.”
        I think, especially now!, that we will never know.

    • Sol said

      Rafafan, it was a tribute to Fed?? I thought it was because of Erst August.

      I was in Gstaad that w-e and it was painful seeing Gasquet play like that. Nico played well and deserved to win but it was a disappointing final.

      Oh, and ladies, Dustin Brown….HOT 🙂

      • Jenny said

        I didn’t see the match, was Gasquet that bad, Sol? Love Dustin Brown!

      • Sol said

        Gasquet had some pain in his shoulder, Jenny. His serve was way off and he just couldn’t keep up with Nico’s rythm. It was over in less than an hour and a half. As a huge Richie fan, it was disappointing to see him unable to play his best tennis.

        Also, I was thinking about the time we were talking here about who has the most beautiful one-handed BH in the game and I’ve now seen players like Fed, Stan, Gasquet and others, and I have to say, Nico’s BH is simply amazing, it’s totally underrated.

      • Jenny said

        Thanks, Sol. Such a shame about Richard, he does seem to have these physical niggles and you can’t serve with a dodgy shoulder. I certainly agree about Nico’s backhand. All in all, a good result.

      • RafaFan said

        @Sol: You are right, the display by the PC 7 team was not a tribute to Fed. A formation called “Racket” is a tribute to Fed and it is flown by the Patrouille Suisse. Click on the link on my post #5. – You are so lucky to witness one of your favorite players in Gstaad. Hey, I was close to the Gstaad region that day and it’s mind-boggling to realize that I was close to Madame Sol of Tennisplanet!;-)

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