Davis Cup Picspam: We got spirit yes we do!


FACT: Homelessness is a huge problem on the ATP tour. 

 

 

The Davis Cup semifinals and World Group play-offs are underway this weekend across 3 continents. What we love about the DC is that it’s filled with manhugs, bromances, and Swiss campfires. It all comes down to having “the spirit”.

What we hate about DC is that no one cares enough to televise much of the action.

 

The hobo in the picture, also known as Stefan Koubek or more widely as “Federer’s Practice Buddy”, came back from two sets to love down, only to lose to Capdeville 6-4 in the fifth.

Earlier Massu defeated Melzer to give Chile a 2-0 lead over Austria.

 

In other ties, Gael Monfils appears to be still missing his marbles as he was stunned by birthday boy Thiemo de Bakker in 4 sets. WHO?

Only marginally more dependable, Jo-Willy did his bit for la Republique and leveled proceedings with a comfortable win over Jesee Huta Galung

Also tied at one all are Sweden and Romania with Soderling and Hanescu both scoring wins on each side. This means, as le Sod tweeted, “no party til Sunday“.

 

 

You gotta feel for Ahndee Mooray. It sucks to be this good on a team that’s this bad. But Toothface felt compelled to save Britain’s Davis Cup hopes from full scale extinction by playing with a bum wrist.

Martyr. That boy.

It’s all very well, until you realise that this is only a zonal play-off, and even with his martyrdom, GB is tied at 1-1 against Poland.

Hey Muzz, there are some things worth sacrificing yourself for. 

For others, call a sicky.

 

 

Onto more riveting stuff, the two Davis Cup semifinal ties were contrasting affairs.

The deep-pockets of Spain delivered time and time again, as Ferrer and Ferrero both score straight set wins over surprise semifinalist Israel. Color me surprised if Spain doesn’t successfully defend its Davis Cup title this year. 

On the other hand, the efforts of the Czech Republic in putting themselves into a 2-0 lead over Croatia have been nothing short of epic, eliciting man-hugs all round.

 

 

It took Radek Stepanek five hours 59 minutes to beat Dr Ivo 67 76 76 67 16-14 in a match that featured Ivo raining down a staggering 78 aces, besting the world record (his own) by 23. Yeah Ivo, spank that ace

Random thought: if it took Karlovic and the Worm almost 6 hours to finish the match, how long would it have taken if played between Rafa and Djoko?

 

 

And just in case you weren’t exhausted by the Ivo v Worm mindfuckery
Berdych then took almost another 4 hours to ‘shock’ Marin Cilic, 63 63 36 46 63. Tough luck for the Red Hot Cilic Peppers, the picnic blanket brought him no mojo this time.

 

As for the Swiss… errr, WHAAAAA-

 

Kanye interrupts

 

As I was saying before we were so rudely interrupted by Kanye, the Swiss sailed to a 2-0 lead over the Italians, with Stan and Roger both winning comfortably in 3 sets. 

Roger Federer, THE WANKER, made 66% first serves, 10 aces, 0 DFs.

The “if-onlys” killed me. 

He converted a respectable 6/15 break points. Umm … if you need me, I’ll be in my backyard, digging a hole and throwing my Federbear into it.

No Roger, not even a smiley Monkey Face will save you from my rage.

 

 

Although, I did discover the Swiss voodoos behind Roger’s rare break point conversion success:

 

 

Roger aside, the rest of the Swiss team was the epitome of cool.

 

 

Even Luthi had “the spirit thing” going.

 

 

I may be prepared to forgive Roger if he brings back that Fedrinka campfire.

Maybe.

 

Not to be denied,

xx doots

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6 responses to “Davis Cup Picspam: We got spirit yes we do!”

  1. breadstix says :

    LMAO! KANYE. Hehehe.
    67 76 76 67 16-14 — Are you kidding me??! Spankin’ down 78 aces?! It’s a shame Dr Ivo’s ground game doesn’t match up to the serve.
    “I may be prepared to forgive Roger if he brings back that Fedrinka campfire.”
    I guess that’s a step in the right direction for Rog. xD

    • dootsiez says :

      Hehehe Ivo has no groundstrokes, but I actually think he’s a pretty nifty volleyer. The bad news is that Stepanek is one of the few players who volleys even better. -_-“

      • breadstix says :

        True that. Unlucky Ivo, unlucky.
        And whut?! No Federinka??! I was only kidding when I said that Chiudinelli would’ve done a better job than you, Roger. D:

  2. pban says :

    doots he serves better on clay courts, he has forgotten how to serve first serves on hard courts… remember AO.Luthi should look into it ,it is happening too frequently to overlook.

    • dootsiez says :

      I actually think Federer served alright during the hard court season. It was only in the one final that the serve disappeared. His serving stats are generally not as good on clay just because of the speed and bounce of the surface. So 10 aces is pretty shiny.

  3. Liz says :

    Hello, monkey!

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