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Challenger Tennis meets Correction Was Good

January 10, 2011

So I am returning to Scotstoun Stadium in my fair city of Glasgow tomorrow morning for another AEGON Pro Series event. The stadium will play host to a men’s 15K and a women’s 10K event, with the men beginning their main draw tomorrow morning.

I’ve been asked to cover this by Challenger Tennis, with both photos and general updates, with words. I’ve never been great with words, but I’m going to give it a go. This is me apologising in advance for what will likely be paragraphs of ‘So X was good. But then Y was on, so I went over to watch him for a bit. Y lost, that sucked. Z was playing doubles with Y though, that was beautiful’.

It’s going to be something special.

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AEGON Pro Series Glasgow

November 12, 2010

A couple of weeks ago I headed down to Scotstoun in Glasgow for the AEGON Pro Series.
I could count the number of names I knew in the draw on one hand, but by the end of the week I had a whole heap of new players to creep on.

The reason I went was to take photos, basically. I study photography and want to one day be an official tennis photographer (not sports photographer, strictly tennis, all other sports can suck it).
Here’s some of the shots I got.

Mecir by Christina Marie Riley

 

Viola by Christina Marie Riley
Ebden by Christina Marie Riley

 

Ebden & Milton by Christina Marie Riley

The rest of the photos can be found HERE. If you want to use any, because, I don’t know, maybe somebody out there just can’t get enough of Fabbiano, please let me know before you take it.

Roddick, I choose you!

October 13, 2010

What if tennis players were Pokemon?
Hmm…

Andy Roddick. He’s our number one guy, our go-to guy. He might not always come through, but you still love him for it. He gets injured a lot, and you always seem to have a reason to feel sorry for him, but never underestimate what this guy can do.



Even though they’ve broken our hearts and seperated as a doubles team, I cannot seperate them in my heart. So I had no choice but to crown them Nidoking and Nidoqueen. These guys actually start off as one species, Nidoran male and female. They then grow and evolve to become seperate entities.


No explanation necessary. I also considered him to be Caterpie or Weedle, because they’re always just there. Always. They never leave you the fuck alone.


Kohls just sort of came outta nowhere and started ruining people’s lives.


What?


Nadal began as Machop, a feisty little Spanish boy. He grows to become Machoke, with ripping biceps, to eventually become Machamp (pictured above).


Elekid generates energy by whirling it’s arms, but it cannot store the energy it creates.


Oh come on, it was so obvious.


The first ATP Pokemon I ever noticed. Charmander is absolutely adorable, and his head just sort of turns into his neck. Gasuqet is absolutely adorable, and his head just sort of turns into his neck.

I plan to continue this, so feel free to submit your ATP Pokemon ideas.

Fuck Yeah Davis Cup

September 18, 2010

I screencapped the shit out of the post-match celebrations, so instead of posting them to Twitter one by one, just chuckin’ them all on here.
I’m posting this whilst listening to My Blue Heaven, by the way, for the one of you who is interested.

Llodra begs Monfils to breakdance. Monfils, being a show off, does.

Literally just a photo of Clement's face, because you never need an excuse to post a photo of Clement's face.

Perhaps an 'Add Your Own Caption' one? Comment box is there for a reason.

Too cute.

Put the same photo in twice in the montage, one of them should've been this.

No caption needed. Just look. (pretty sure it goes bigger if you click it)

Yeah, so, I still love the French.

Mind when Federer lost? Again?

July 2, 2010

I haven’t known how to put into words just how magical the Berdych/Federer match was. It was an absolute dream to watch, and you have no idea how happy it made me. Well, Rachael, you do.

I think this pretty much sums it up?

 

As for the Semi Finals, for some reason, despite Berdych just beating the smug, gold trimmed Champion of Wimbledon, I’m still leaning towards Djokovic. I even predicted he’d do it in four, not five. Now that it’s started and I’m being reminded how wonderful Berdych is to watch, I’m less sure. But a prediction is a prediction and I’m sticking to it.

WHAT I THINK WILL BE THE FINAL: Djokovic/Nadal
WHAT I HOPE WILL BE THE FINAL: Berdych/Nadal
WHAT, FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY, I DO NOT WANT TO BE THE FINAL: Djokovic/Murray
WHAT, FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY, I ALSO DO NOT WANT TO BE THE FINAL: Berdych/Murray

Do me proud, Nadal.

Depressing.

June 30, 2010

Fuck you, Wimbledon.

More Benneteau. No, really.

June 27, 2010

So I was just casually looking for tennis photos on Flickr, and I came across Carine06, who apparently was standing next to Rachael for the entire duration of Queens this year, so it would seem.
Nothing to say in this post, just photos. Glorious photos.

Discussing some serious dubs chat. Or perhaps where to go for dinner later.

Did you realise Jules had a jawline?

That's the makings of a Wimbledon finalist right there, can't you tell?

Is he looking at a tennis ball or a football? Does anyone care?

Ah, a football.

Nice stance. That's somebody who's READY.

No words.

Giving the umpire a talking to? Probably not, perhaps just discussing the weather. It's fierce mild.

THIS IS WHY I HATE THAT I MISSED QUEEN'S.

Clearly his seduction face for Llods.

Cute isn't even the word.

Carine06 on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/people/43555660@N00/
Thankyou, sincerely.
All of her photos are protected by copyright, please ask permission before using them elsewhere!

Mo in the Sunday Times.

June 27, 2010

Oh how I giggled.

HE LOOKS SO GODDAMN CUTE.

Second week, BOOM!

June 27, 2010

Just a celebratory post for Andy Roddick and Julien Benneteau for getting into the second week of Wimbledon. If Roddick didn’t, I’d be in the foetal position on my living room floor right now, we sort of expected him to. But Jules, oh man am I proud. Well done, Benny, didn’t even take you five sets this time, always a bonus.

Roddick, just chillin'. On the ground.

He won. Well done, sincerely.

Oh my.

10 Things To Do With Middle Sunday.

June 27, 2010

1. Stream every single match from the past six days, one after the other, no breaks inbetween. Or alternatively, watch the Isner/Mahut match again.

2. Go to your local park, chill out, have a good time. Fall over and injure your leg, then just START SPITTING ON EVERYONE. RRAAAAHHHHHH!
nb: must have spare $15,000

3. Make a pot of tea, get some snacks and rent out American Pie, Evolution, Dukes of Hazzard and Road Trip. Don’t worry, the real Roddick will be back soon.

4. Sleep.

5. Get a bus down to SW19 and kidnap all remaining Gentlemen’s Singles players bar Roddick and Benneteau, thus defaulting a Roddick/Benneteau final, and getting rid of Federer and Murray to boot.
nb: ignore if not previously thoroughly planned.

6. Have a sitting contest against MoLay.
You need; water, a chair, a timer and a goddamn adorable voice.
You are not allowed; toilet breaks, any form of changing entertainment. television is allowed, remotes are not. NOT EVEN IN THE ADVERTS.
Don’t even pretend you could do it. Ignore #6.

7. Look at Colin Fleming’s face. Yeah, for 24 hours.

8. Watch the incredible 2008 Wimbledon Men’s Final, Nadal vs. Federer, on ESPN Classic at 7.25pm. Mind that time Federer lost? Ahhh memories.

9. Go to your local tennis court with a mate and break Isner/Mahut’s longest match record, just for shits and giggles.

10. Cry. Cry, and wait.