Picspam: Turning and turning in the widening gyre/The falcon cannot hear the falconer.
With upsets all the rage in Dubai, one can’t help but wonder if Dubai’s carnivorous birds jinxed the tournament into sheer anarchy.
Day 2 of the tournament saw Muzzball, Davo and Jo-Wills all crash out at the hands of lower-ranked players. Djoko survived a scare, conceding the first set before he managed slow-cooked Troicki into defeat. Only Marin progressed in straights with a victory over Koubek.
Yer go Cilic Peppers.
Don’t cha geddit, Dubai organisers? No one really wants to put their hand into that thing.
Uhuh. The Fed decided to turn up to the players’ party for the second year in a row without actually playing the tournament.
Yeah douchebag, spread those lung-infectious germs! Spit into their drinks when they’re not looking!
While he was there, Roger received a gift from a local artist. Somehow, I don’t think he’ll be hangin’ that in his living room.
Nole was game enough for the falcon of course. Wouldn’t have expected any less from him. They are birds of a feather after all.
And as the draw opened up spectacularly overnight, perhaps it’s finally time for the Falcon to defend a title for the first time in his career.
Although knowing him, he’ll probably just cockblock himself into failure again.