IW: Team Cuteness vs. Team Metrosexual

Photo by Beth Wilson

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
Aces 1 6
Double Faults 5 0
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.

29 Responses

  1. Kate says:

    OMG that was awesome play-by-play. You have to watch Rafa play doubles unfotunately the lst time I did he lost but it was still worth watching him!

    • miri says:

      They lost when I watched the match where I took the photo above. (I’ll replace that once I get some photos from this actual match.) Only time I’ve seen Rafa win during doubles was with Roig! heh.

  2. Nic says:

    This sounded like so much fun to watch! Dang why didn’t they telecast it anywhere!! Would have been a huge ratings hit. Feel sorry for Fer esp after his singles loss yesterday, but yay for team cuteness!

  3. Rafafan says:

    God it’s torture not to be able to watch all this hotness. Amazing how they won it. Lets hope for our good friend bnp paribas fan will load up on utube as a besotted Rafa fan to see some peeps of the doubles like the other day.

    Miri – be great if you can find. Will have a look out too Was he really wearing the sunshine yellow in the ppic or was it from last year? How sunny lovely x

  4. Eliana says:

    The play-by-play is hilarious! I looked everywhere trying to find the match but all the streaming vids were of the Blake-Almagro match. Booooo! Hope someone took video form this match because I need to see some footage of it ASAP!!! Oh and of course whoohoo for Rafa and Marc!

  5. miri says:

    Seriously, y’all, if you aren’t already following the Forty Deuce blog, you should. C Note is hella lot more interesting and funny than I am. I read her blog every day. Her twitter page can be found here.

  6. djb says:

    I would love to see Rafa go for the singles and doubles. That would be SUPER awesome!!!! It sucks that once again, no one covered doubles on TV. What the hell is the problem? Whenever u have that much hotness on the tennis court for a doubles match, it deserves some TV time. Congrats Rafa and Marc, you put Nando and Feli in their place. On to the next round. Great job guys!!!

  7. CC says:

    LOL at “Rafa took his shoe off. I was hoping he’d put some motorcycle boots on.”

    Vamos Rafa/Marc!

  8. Louisa says:

    Wow, doesn’t sound like Rafa played too well, will have to do better tomorrow!! Glad they won today though.

    • Karen says:

      So happy ‘Team Cute’ won. Thought
      it would be tougher since Feli & Nando are pretty handy doubles team.Hope Rafa gets lots of rest before he’s back on court as I see he’s got singles & doubles today!

  9. Rafafan says:


    Could only find this clip on utube for the moment of the hotest doubles anywhere. A bit far away and short for drooling but better than nothing x

  10. Rafafan says:


    Another clip during changeover

    • Atch2 says:

      Marc! and Rafa looked so relaxed. You’d think they were just there to eat, chat, drink and towel down.

  11. Dale C. A. says:

    hahaha what an appropriate title :-)) Rafa and Marc are indeed super,ultra, mega cute as opposed to model-material Nando/Feli duo ( beautiful too)

  12. MS says:

    4 HOT spaniards on one tennis court… need i say more?

  13. faeaki7 says:

    great stuff, what a treat for the fans all that hotness at once! keep it up Rafa you need to be at your best today, Isner is gonna be gunning for you being in the good ole US and all. Can’t wait for some footage of this pleeease Miri! thanx

  14. SpanishRNfan says:

    And yet another clip

  15. Atch2 says:

    Miri I agree. C-Note is funny but you never fail to crack me up either.

    Sounds like Rafa didn’t pull his weight. Maybe you sound give Marc! your share of the cheque Rafa ;)

    I don’t know if it’s Americana jargon, but what is ‘Supercuts’.

    I want to see Marc!’s face when Gypsy was played.

    • aRafaelite says:

      In Australia, Supercuts is where you go when you want a very cheap haircut… at least, it’s where I go anyway – didn’t you notice?! ;-)

  16. sia says:

    Kissing in the Tunnel … :)

  17. ConnieInTexas says:

    I was able to see the last 15 minutes of the match on a DISH network channel called Fox Sports Network – Southwest…that’s all they broadcast of it. He was, as always, incredibly CUTE!

  18. ConnieInTexas says:

    Watching the match with Isner now….it is 5:15 pm central time in the US.

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