The Grand Slam season may be over, but tennis humor never sleeps. The Asia swing is in full swing on the ATP and WTA Tours, and laugh-out-loud moments continue to happen every day.
Here are just a few reasons not to write tennis off in the most underrated part of the year:
Murray's Traffic Jam
In the first round of the Zhuhai Championships, Andy Murray notched his first tour-level win since his January hip surgery, defeating Tennys Sandgren in three sets. In Round 2, Murray faced Alex de Minaur, but there was a slight delay—albeit an adorable one—before the match could get started.
De Minaur got the better of Murray there, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.
De Minaur's also had quite the week since; he beat No. 4 seed Borna Coric in the quarterfinals, No. 2 seed Roberto Bautista Agut in the semis, and topped Adrian Mannarino in the final. He additionally made an announcement telling fans about the final, and, in keeping with his gimmick from earlier in the week, he did it while wearing bunny ears.
Strike a Pose
On the women's side, the Asia swing has been great so far for GIFs, with funny moments featuring Wang Qiang, in Wuhan ...
And Naomi Osaka, in Osaka.
Osaka went on to win the tournament there, for her second title of the year. She also bested Jessica Pegula in the first round of the Premier Mandatory China Open, on Sunday.
While the top women will battle it out there in the coming week, the men will be split between ATP 500s in Beijing and Tokyo. Surely, those events, too, will be packed with amusing moments.