The doubles match of uber Spanish hotness took place in Indian Wells today as Rafa & Marc! (Team Cuteness) took on Feli & Nando (Team Metrosexual) in the round of 16. The heat from the court must have been so intense that all video cameras melted as no one was broadcasting this puppy and that? Is so damn wrong it’s not funny. In the end, the adorkable beat out the models: Cuteness won over Metrosexual 6-4, 7-6(4).
|M Lopez/R Nadal||F Lopez/F Verdasco|
|Statistics on Serve|
|1st Serve %||64%||75%|
|1st Serve Points Won||31/43 (72%)||31/44 (70%)|
|2nd Serve Points Won||13/24 (54%)||8/15 (53%)|
|Break Points Saved||3/5 (60%)||0/3 (0%)|
|Service Games Played||11||11|
|Statistics on Return|
|1st Return Points Won||13/44 (30%)||12/43 (28%)|
|Second Return Points Won||7/15 (30%)||11/24 (46%)|
|Break Points Won||3/3 (100%)||2/5 (40%)|
|Return Games Played||11||11|
|Statistics on Points|
|Total Service Points Won||44/67 (66%)||39/59 (66%)|
|Total Return Points Won||20/59 (34%)||23/67 (34%)|
|Total Points Won||64/126 (51%)||62/126 (49%)|
As it happened blatherings:
Since my comments from watching the LiveScores are even more boring than the ones I make watching actual tennis, I’m going to steal many tweets from C-Note, the fabulous blogger who was at the match and tweeting for all of us who weren’t.
FortyDeuceTwits: I’m sad Feli didn’t wear his pink shirt for the match.
FortyDeuceTwits: FerLo trying to pick on Marc. Marc and Rafa ain’t havin it.
FortyDeuceTwits: Rafa’s the weak link right now. Thus the break.
FortyDeuceTwits: Marc is totally carrying Team Supercuts right now.
Marc! and Rafa hold: 4-2
FortyDeuceTwits: And Team Supercuts breaks back on some amazing play by Not-Rafa
Now all tied up at 4-4
FortyDeuceTwits: Sick sick sick return by rafa gets them triple break point. And there’s the break.
Marc! & Rafa break to go up 5-4. They are serving for the set next.
FortyDeuceTwits: And we get our first rafa facepalm
FortyDeuceTwits: Sick lob by marc.
FortyDeuceTwits: Lol rafa has no idea how to guard the line. Keeps getting passed.
FortyDeuceTwits: And Marc gets them the set. Vamos Supercuts!
Team Metrosexual hold the first game of the second set with an ace from Nando
Nando and Feli break to take a 2-0 lead in the second set.
FortyDeuceTwits: Lol. Rafa can’t hold. Second time he’s been broken.
FortyDeuceTwits: Heh. Feli just let a ball go that landed a yard in. Aaaaaaaaah! Playing Gypsy. Random peeps in the crowd cheering.
Feli and Nando hold for 3-0
A_Gallivant: We totally got courtside seat the the Armada hotness doubls match; generous lady just handed to us :) so many pics!!
A_Gallivant: They just played Gypsy during the break, got some chuckles from Marc at least,
Rafa and Marc! hold for 1-3
FortyDeuceTwits: Rafa took his shoe off. I was hoping he’d put some motorcycle boots on
Feli/Nando hold for 4-1
FortyDeuceTwits: Rafa missing a lot of volleys.
Marc! & Rafa hold for 2-4
FortyDeuceTwits: Rafa DFing quite a bit.
Rafa had some bad double faults in yesterday’s match too – I wonder if he’s tweaking the serve.
Team Metrosexual hold for 5-2. Rafa and Marc! serving to stay in the set.
Rafa and Marc! Break! Back on serve at 4-5
FortyDeuceTwits: Lolololololol. Epic rally ends with Marc pegging feli in the crotchal area.
FortyDeuceTwits: Lucky get by rafa, fer chases it down, Marc pops it back, fer muffs the easy volley, whacks the ball to the upper deck. Supercuts break back
Rafa double faults at 40-15. Marc! & Rafa hold. 5-All in the second set.
Love hold for Feli for 5-6.
FortyDeuceTwits: Bombs from feli. Metro holds.
Is Livescores stuck or is Marc! channeling Rafa’s serve pace?
FortyDeuceTwits: Bad line call. Feli having a fit. Fernando stood there making eyeglasses at the line judge.
FortyDeuceTwits: Lolololololol. ANOTHER epic cross court rally ends with feli getting pegged.
Pushed to deuce, but Rafa and Marc! hold to force a tie-break
FortyDeuceTwits: Huge hitting by fer. 1-0
FortyDeuceTwits: Big serve from rafa. 1-1
FortyDeuceTwits: Rafa ace 2-1
FortyDeuceTwits: Fer muffs an easy overhead 3-1
Mini-break to Team Cuteness.
FortyDeuceTwits: Big hubby/wife forehand from rafa 4-1
FortyDeuceTwits: Fer guns for rafa and nets it. 5-1
FortyDeuceTwits: Marc tries a lob, feli smashes 5-2
FortyDeuceTwits: Fer ace 5-3
FortyDeuceTwits:Nice poach from feli 5-4
FortyDeuceTwits: Feli hits it out. 6-4. Rafa with another serve for the match
Marc! & Rafa win! 6-4, 7-6(4)
FortyDeuceTwits: Marc smashes. Supercuts win! Was rooting for them bc I think Marc needs the paycheck.