June 25, 2024

Open Court


Practice is always a drama – with Fetchin’ Feli

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – It’s practice, where some are occasionally cranky when things aren’t going well, but generally those are just those hours on the court that a player spends as part of his work day

Except for Fetchin’ Feli Lopez.

The man is an angst machine. Not sure we’ve ever seen him practice (and we’ve seen him practice a lot) when he didn’t look dismayed and distressed – no matter how well he’s hitting the ball.

On this day at Indian Wells, Vasek Pospisil was playing straight man while the Fetchin’ One emoted.

At one point, he even stopped and watched the women next door hit some balls – as if, perhaps, Arantxa Parra Santonja could somehow solve things. Not sure that’s likely to help.

Here they are:

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