Google Down the Line!: 2011-02-20

Saturday, February 26, 2011

PHOTO OP: The win of shame

"What the HELL did I do?"
Novak Djokovic had a look of utter disbelief about something after his comprehensive 6-3, 6-3 defeat of Roger Federer in the Dubai final today. But what could it have been about?

a) Capturing his third consecutive title in Dubai

b) Defeating Fed for the second straight time, raising his H2H record against the Swiss to 8-13

c) Remaining undefeated in 12 matches this season

d) Remembering all that dirty dolphin action

e) All the above, espesh 'd'

I'm thinking 'd' for dirty dolphin.

That poor, but very lucky, thing never stood a chance. Damn you, Nole. Damn you.

*raises fists to the sky*

[Photo(s): Reuters]
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Friday, February 25, 2011


[The ball was] more out than on the line…it touched the line. I admit it now.

- Justine Henin on the 2004 Aussie Open final she won against Kim Clijsters, when a TV replay showed Kimmie's swing volley on break point at 3-4 in the decider was actually good though it was called long (pre-instant replay, obvs.)

Along with her recent explanation of "Handgate" at the 2003 French Open against Serena Williams it seems the now-retired-for-good Justine wants to finally have a clear conscious about all those controversial moments in her career.

But why now? Why drudge it all up? No one is asking for an explanation or an apology for that matter. In fact, it may just be throwing rock salt in the wounds of those involved all over again. It seems pointless besides giving her peace of mind.

As you and most other ballers love to say, the past is the past. Move on Justine.

[Photo(s): AP/PTI]

UPDATE: "The past is the past" my ass. Thanks palbi.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Buh-bye, Mario

Former top tenner calls it a career

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Monday, February 21, 2011

PHOTO OP: Getting a face full

"Heh, heh. Make it all wet."
You know, I get that same look when I rub something long, firm and smooth (not to mention shiny) all over my face. But enough about me...

Novak Djokovic, girlfriend Jelena Ristic and brother Marco (who's looking all kinds of grown up - in a good way) took to the water to play around with a few dolphins at the Atlantis Dolphin Encounter in the Atlantis Hotel, Dubai. The brothers Djoko are slated to play doubs at this week's tourney.

One more shot of Nolena and their flippered friend after the jump (click the head, y'all.)

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

VIDEO VAULT: Roddick stretches for Memphis championship

Andy Roddick captured his 30th career title when he put a stop to the exciting run of Milos Raonic, who was going for his second consecutive tourney win, defeating the Canadian 7-6(7), 6-7(11), 7-5 in Memphis. Check out A-Rod's incredible lunge-and-roll winner to convert match point. That should feel good in the morning.


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