And by that, I mean this exact day in tennis. Which has 13 minutes left in my time zone, so it will therefore likely be over by the time this is even posted. Regardless, all new posts summing up the day’s action will go under “This Day In Tennis”. Sadly, work got in the way today.
Story of the day comes from the Koellererererer/Fergasm match. Koellererererer started complaining to Mo (did I mention NO ONE messes with Mo?) that he was cramping and needed a timeout. Mo wouldn’t give it to him. Cramping is considered a lack of conditioning, not a real injury, and there for injury timeouts aren’t allowed while play is going on. Koel then let Fer serve it out, and proceeded to bitch to Mo the entire changeover while receiving physio, apparently even calling him the “worst ump” he had seen in his “seven years on tour”. Um, no, moron. Incident happened once again later in the match, and he freaked once again. Still no stop in play allowed. Koel even had match point on Fergasm come the third set, but no worries, as Sven was around to make sure justice was kept in order, and the Scales Of Mo remained, as Fer held it off, and eventually served for it at 6-5, in which Koel cramped up again and was screaming out in pain. Tough luck dude, but rules are rules, and the Hammer of Sven will come down if you even dare mess with the Mo man.
In other Bastad news, Pico won in straights, serving a bagel in the first (atta boy), Melz and Almagro both moved on. In Stuttgart, Gilly dropped pretty easily to Zverez 64 62 (wtf dude, you don’t like clay, why you doing this to yourself?) Jeremy, Kief, and Koyla moved on, Foghat knocked out PHM via retirement, and Kohlswhatever lost to qualifier Kubot (badass name).
For the women, cause you’re SO excited, K-Bond and Benesova won, as well as two other chicks Ive never heard of (snore). Patty, Errani, Shvedova, and ALG all move on in Italy, presumably the quarters. Hasn’t Flavs won this yet ffs?
Expect slightly more in-depth and partially more interesting coverage over the next couple of days, but seriously not feeling it too well right now. But that’s fine, Dina will be back come Monday, and stuff will be fully out of control come August.
Did I mention I’m going to the Rogers Cup for four days in Toronto?