According to you guys, the blog readers, Verdasco's your man to break through in the '09.
I chose Andy Murray myself, since he's beaten both Nadal and Federer in the lead up tourneys to Australia.
But, Verdasco beat Murray en route to a spot in the semi-finals and was close to knocking off Nadal. In the end, the old order prevailed as Nadal and Federer are in the men's finals. But I think Verdasco, Murray and a whole host of young twenty-somethings are knocking on the door and will challenge both in the slams.
It seems fitting to do an update to an Australian player's page on the brflines site during the Aussie Open.
And so, I've updated Lleyton Hewitt's page on the site with two new pics. Lleyton filled the power vacuum left by Pete Sampras as he aged and before the rise of the FED.
He's still on the scene, but I think the bigger, stronger power players have eclipsed him. Still, he's one of the players that love to wear the colored briefs, so you have to be a fan just cause of that.
Poor Nole, having to withdraw from the Aussie Open because of heat exhaustion. But, despite losing the battle, he's winning the war...
The brflines war that is! For yet another month, Novak Djokovic is the player with the most photos on the brlines site. For the rest of the top ten, check below.
1. Novak Djokovic (176 photos) 2. Tommy Robredo (150 photos) 3. Richard Gasquet (136 photos) 4. Fernando Verdasco (87 photos) 5. Jarkko Nieminen (63 photos) 6. Mario Ancic (61 photos) 7. Andy Roddick (50 photos) 8. Roger Federer (49 photos) 9. Marat Safin (41 photos) 10. Thomas Johansson (41 photos)
The next ten players with the most photos are (in order): Feliciano Lopez, Paul Henri Mathieu, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Tim Henman, Julien Benneteau, Frank Dancevic, Max Mirnyi, Tommy Haas, Lleyton Hewitt, and Rafael Nadal.
I added a page for Florin Mergea. What can I say about the new addition? Meh.
Anyway, is anyone watching the Aussie Open as well? I'm currently watching the Del Potro v. Muller match on the Tennis Channel. I swear that Del Potro didn't even bother wearing underwear. He bent over and the back of his white shorts was the simple, uninterupted curve of his rockin' tush. And then when they showed him serving you could definitely make out the angle of his dangle.
Muller was either wearing full cut white briefs or short trunks. I'm definitely watching this one!
Hey guys, sorry about not making a post yesterday. I was dealing with yet another technical crisis!
Seriously, though, flash drives are the bane of my existance...
The one I use to store all my brflines information, including page codes, image urls, and the actual photos went dead. It wasn't because I didn't safe eject or anything like that. It just died.
So if anyone has any advice about that, let me know. Luckily, I backed up to my external hard drive on Saturday, but I did a lot of work on the sites on Sunday. :(((((
Anyway, on to more pleasant news. I'll still send out updates because I made a lot of those in preparation for my very long vacation next month. So, those are still programmed into google, so I can continue making those uninterrupted.
Today's update is the addition of a page for Francesco Totti of Italy to the sidelines site. Go look at them and enjoy!
Hi guys. I wanted to apprise you of today's update to the brflines site.
I added a new pic of Vince Spadea to it. Vince is a tour veteran, so he's been around for a while. Not many brflines pics though. Anyway, I attached the one new pic to this post so no need to browse over to the googlepages site.
Also, re: the Sidelines updates. I'll be weaving them into the normal brflines updates so hopefully you'll get a steady diet of those.
Hi guys. I decided to take a break from posting pics of tennis players for a little bit...
I've neglected (since two flash drive meltdowns ago) to do any work on the "Sidelines" page. The side lines are pics that are of non-tennis players, usually international football (aka soccer) and U.S. football players, but also of speedo lines, wrestler lines, and all of that good stuff.
When my flash drive melted down last year, I lost all of those pics. So I had to go through the pages that I did have up to recover them and to start my collection anew. So, I've relaunched the site (which is, in actuality, a subdirectory of the brflines site) with what I have.
Crap. It is so cold in Chicago! But fear not, followers of the brflines blog and website, another update was made despite my frostbitten fingers not being able to feel the keys with each keystroke :).
So anyway, I added one new pic of Edouard Roger Vasselein to the site. You kind of have to look since he is sitting in the pic, but it's there.
Speaking of "Doud" as the fangrrrls are wont to call him, I was reading an account of a spectator in Australia that was watching a game he was playing against Lukasz Kubot (on the Men's Tennis Fourm). Apparently he had a meltdown and he lashed out at the ball kid. Here's what she said:
Unfortunately in the final set he also lost his temper he yelled at a ballkid: "La balle!" because he wanted to hit a ball over to Kubot's side of the court when it was Kubot's turn to serve.
Ouch! Harsh words, Doud, harsh words indeed.
I think if he yelled it at me, I would take it as some kind of amorous invitation, but that's just me :0). Ciao!
It is cold as an mf up here in the CHI. I guess we have Canada to thank for that. THANKS, Canada.
So the update the to brflines site today is the addition of a page for Olivier Mutis of France. I know nothing of this player, but the brieflines gods saw fit that I should come across the picture...so who am I to question divine intervention. I give you Olivier Mutis.
Three new pics were posted on Nico Mahut's page on the site. I recall reading on the MTF that there was some kerfuffel about Nico and Richy sharing the same coach and the coach giving Richy all of the attention and that's why Nico hasn't developed at the same rate as Richy. And then Nico went and got himself a new coach.
In my book, Richy's the cuter one, but I kind of feel bad for Nico in the way I had siblings who got more attention then I did growing up :(