trophy watch: where 'yee-haw' meets 'ole!'


There was a story on last week about U.S. cities and their slogans. You know, like New York is the “City that Never Sleeps” and “What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas.” Our fave? That would be Eagle Pass, Texas: “Where ‘Yee haw!’ Meets ‘Ole!'” We’re feeling as though David Ferrer is channeling such a slogan, donning a sombrero after his win in Acapulco over Nicolas Almagro, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (2), 6-2.

Is this a sign of the future? Oh, we were talking about the trophies. You meant the scoreline? It was 3 and 3 to Novak Djokovic over Roger Federer.

And is this growing into a rivalry? It certainly could. Vera Zvonareva won a competitive bout with Caroline Wozniacki in Doha, taking out the world no. 1, 6-4, 6-4.

Juan Martin del Potro won a double-edged… OK, we’ll let you guys name this trophy yourselves… yesterday in Delray Beach, his first title since his comeback. The Argentine took down Janko Tipsarevic, who was in search of his first-ever title, 6-4, 6-4.

Gisela Dulko joined fellow Argentine del Potro in the winner’s column by capturing Acapulco. She gets to keep the hat, too.

No really, Roger is so sad about this boat-as-trophy trend.

(Getty Images: Ferrer, Wozniacki/Vera, Federer and Dulko. AP: Juan Martin del Potro, Fed/Djok)



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