The Jubilance And Trauma Of Victory Displayed On One Tennis CourtS

Today in London a pair of Spaniards took the doubles finals of the ATP World Tour. The emotion David Marrero displays on the left? Triumph, of course. And Fernando Verdasco, on the right? Why, that's triumph as well, albeit laced with relief and exhaustion.

Their American opponents were the top-seeded, 15-time Grand Slam champs Bob and Mike Bryan, who'd beaten Marrero and Verdasco three straight matches. The fellows you see above were seeded sixth, and good on 'em for the win. Their reactions hint at why men have weak reps for discerning others' emotions. 'Cause we have fuck-all idea of what to do with our own.

Bryan brothers bested in ATP final [AP]

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