The Daily Deuce awards: the Open that was
Kim Sears turns out in a topical top at the men's final.
Best dressed: Maria Sharapova.
She may have lost out to Serena Williams but the leggy Russian star, as always, dominated in the style stakes. In a coral, racer-back Nike dress, complete with matching visor and shoes, she looked both sophisticated and fun.
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Worst dressed: Tomas Berdych.
In aqua blue H&M, Berdych looked better suited to a beach club than an international grand slam. Honourable mention goes to Fernando Verdasco, who looked like a biro had leaked all over his top.
Beach anyone? Tomas Berdych in his seaside combo, while Fernando Verdasco has been having trouble with his ball-point.
Kim Sears’ profanity-laden outburst during the first set of her fiancée Andy Murray’s match with Tomas Berdych was a sight to behold. But at least she has a sense of humour, given the top she wore to watch her beau in the final.
Kim Sears and the ‘topical top’ she wore at Sunday night’s final. Photo: Getty
Most awkward moment
Tie between “twirl-gate” and Andy Murray’s Twitter attack on Rafael Nadal.
When commentator Ian Cohen asked Eugenie Bouchard to “twirl” to show off her dress, he sparked a widespread backlash against the treatment of women in sport.
Meanwhile, Murray used Twitter to take a swipe at Nadal, who battled cramps and illness during a second-round match:
When I cramped and won in the us open last year I was a “drama Queen, unfit, needs to see a shrink, faker” weird…
— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) January 22, 2015
The newly renovated Margaret Court Arena was a great space to watch matches and provided a happy medium between pricey centre court tickets and more affordable ground passes.
Margaret Court Arena, a happy medium.
The queues to buy food. Insanely long.
Stanislas Wawrinka can be grateful he did not have to queue for this banana.
Most embarrassing moment
Poor Boris Becker just wanted a loo break. What he got instead was an angry player – Novak Djokovic – and a healthy serving of public humiliation. When Becker left the player’s box to go to the bathroom during a pivotal point, Djokovic noticed and demanded to know his whereabouts. After the match, Courier pointed this out and Djokovic responded: “Like everyone, he has a need to go to the toilet which I understand. But not in the first game of the third set, Boris! Please!” A red-faced Boris was left laughing awkwardly.
We’re calling it: this ridiculous point during Nick Kyrgios’ match against Andreas Seppi was brilliant, heart-stopping, hilarious tennis. Kyrgios seemed to agree – throwing his racquet on the ground at the end of the point in exasperation and admiration.