Sunday 12 June 2011

It's raining tweets, hallelujah!

It was a very rainy day today all over England. So, while the all-German-all-Philip finals in Halle (Kohlschreiber def. Petzschner 7-6(5) 2-0 ret.) and the Wozniacki Open finals in Copenhagen (Wozniacki def. Safarova 6-1 6-4) took place as scheduled, play in Birmingham, Eastbourne and Queens (London) was suspended, with most of the matches rescheduled for tomorrow.

Being stuck in the locker rooms brought out A LOT of tennis players to twitter. Sania Mirza, Elena Vesnina and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova discussed iPhones and the newly made doubles draw for Eastbourne (which Anastasia "accidentally" helped make). Nastya also chatted with Julia Goerges about their practice yesterday, while Andrea Petkovic complained about what her coach, Petar, was doing to her.

Meanwhile, Anne Keothawong and Laura Robson exchanged "planking" pictures (check it out, seriously. Explanation here). Jarka Gajdosova, Ivo Karlovic, John Isner, Caroline Wozniacki, Sveta Kuznetsova - they all tweeted today, and I'm probably forgetting another 10 players or so.

But the best part of the day started after Andy Murray got a little bored waiting for his own finals match to start, against Jo Wilfried Tsonga in Queens. Without comments, I bring you -

(I might have missed some of the tweets - Nole also suggested that Gael Monfils could do breakdance, and Mardy Fish also wanted in on the fun. Also, I changed the order a little bit so it'd make more sense. But other than that... you get the picture)

Oh, and by the way, Andy and Jo? They did play today, only not tennis per se...

(Watch a 10 second video here...)
Jo won, 2 sets to 1.

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