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George Bastl - Gone from beating a GOAT contender to an alcoholic hobo?

adee-gee
06-13-2010, 11:04 PM
Ok so I was at Eastbourne yesterday. I saw a guy stumbling around the grounds. Excuse my harshness but he looked like a fat alcoholic hobo. Half an hour later, much to my amazement, I saw him play a qualies match. It was none other than SamprasKilla George Bastl. What has he turned into? :lol: people were actually laughing at him as they walked past, pretty harsh.

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/5096/img1002sq.jpg

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/118/img1000qo.jpg

andy neyer
06-13-2010, 11:08 PM
Funny. Just today I was thinking about the time this lad beat Sampras. Is he still playing for real?

ShotmaKer
06-13-2010, 11:11 PM
gotta love the hippie look ! how hold is he now ? ought to be in his mid thirties at least :scratch:

TMJordan
06-13-2010, 11:12 PM
lol

Wolfy
06-13-2010, 11:19 PM
gotta love the hippie look ! how hold is he now ? ought to be in his mid thirties at least :scratch:

35.

I Wish he won something in his career.but choke in finals .
he look like a Shay carl.

Sapeod
06-13-2010, 11:23 PM
What a legend.

KarlyM
06-13-2010, 11:36 PM
:haha: @ thread title!

star
06-13-2010, 11:43 PM
Jeez That's too bad He's only 35.

PiggyGotRoasted
06-13-2010, 11:47 PM
Wilson Racquet and Babolat Clothing.

Nice

Nathaliia
06-13-2010, 11:47 PM
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/118/img1000qo.jpg

Is that dude in the stands, in gray, his dubz partner?

gin lemon
06-13-2010, 11:50 PM
:eek:

Jimnik
06-13-2010, 11:50 PM
Why don't more players have facial hair? Is it something to do with the aerodynamics?

andy neyer
06-13-2010, 11:51 PM
The bloke is fitter than Witten, though.

bokehlicious
06-13-2010, 11:51 PM
Bastl rocks. Period. :D

Frooty_Bazooty
06-14-2010, 12:03 AM
he looks like Santa!!! and that t shirt doesnt make him look any less like him either!

Sapeod
06-14-2010, 12:04 AM
Him and Witten should play doubles together.

Junkyard Racket
06-14-2010, 12:10 AM
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/118/img1000qo.jpg

This guy was awesome in The Hangover. :yeah:

Jills
06-14-2010, 12:14 AM
Bastl is awesome. :worship:

Caio_Brasil
06-14-2010, 12:16 AM
my god

Bargearse
06-14-2010, 12:25 AM
Sure he looks a little rough but then so did Pat Rafter and so does Mardy Fish... I wish he'd shave once in awhile.

NADALbULLS
06-14-2010, 12:56 AM
It's amazing what a beard does for your image.

Caio_Brasil
06-14-2010, 12:57 AM
Sure he looks a little rough but then so did Pat Rafter and so does Mardy Fish... I wish he'd shave once in awhile.

Saretta was playing with full beard at his last tournaments as well.

Pirata.
06-14-2010, 03:21 AM
:spit: What a legend.

SERVivor
06-14-2010, 03:46 AM
he needs to quit. He is ranked outside the top 1000. He only plays qualifying events but never qualifies and gets no points. He doesn't bother with futures or challengers. I guess he wants a few more stops at the bigger events.

Priam
06-14-2010, 04:37 AM
A little harsh on old George? Seriously though he should retire.

Orka_n
06-14-2010, 02:39 PM
Awesome thread :lol:

scoobs
06-14-2010, 02:49 PM
Scuse me mate, can you spare some change so I can get a new string job and an energy drink?

Action Jackson
06-14-2010, 02:52 PM
The beard rules.

CooCooCachoo
06-14-2010, 02:55 PM
Bastl has never been a slim guy. The only real change is the oversized beard.

CooCooCachoo
06-14-2010, 02:58 PM
he needs to quit. He is ranked outside the top 1000. He only plays qualifying events but never qualifies and gets no points. He doesn't bother with futures or challengers. I guess he wants a few more stops at the bigger events.

Uhm. His last two tournaments were Challengers.

Beat
06-14-2010, 03:41 PM
amazing look :worship:

btw, he's not fat at all.

superboy2006
06-14-2010, 04:09 PM
Lad has accomplished a jolly-swell career in comparisant with thousands of a professional tennis contenders, has beaten a bunch of much more established competitors some of them even been in Top10 (but for Sampras stunner), made more than 1.3 mln. in prize money and won couple of a representative challengers, he seems to be enjoying his life and playing for pleasure and his look at very least is charismatic. Doubt that he should be a subject for snearing and snooty comments from MTF eavesdroppers.

Doggy
06-15-2010, 01:25 AM
he is not fat

Hellraiser
06-15-2010, 10:30 AM
George finish this stuff. :eek:

JolánGagó
06-15-2010, 01:15 PM
Lad has accomplished a jolly-swell career in comparisant with thousands of a professional tennis contenders, has beaten a bunch of much more established competitors some of them even been in Top10 (but for Sampras stunner), made more than 1.3 mln. in prize money and won couple of a representative challengers, he seems to be enjoying his life and playing for pleasure and his look at very least is charismatic. Doubt that he should be a subject for snearing and snooty comments from MTF eavesdroppers.

Too true.

This aspirational bitchiness is going nowhere.

Ouragan
06-15-2010, 03:48 PM
Well he's certainly not fat. And rocks cool beard. I like him, maybe he'll be next to beat Federer (in reply to poll in another thread)?

Ivanatis
06-15-2010, 04:36 PM
Being called an alcoholic hobo is what you get for looking different instead of boring? Pathetic. Gotta love Georgie and his style.

Björki
06-15-2010, 05:09 PM
horrible :eek:

Start da Game
06-15-2010, 05:20 PM
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/118/img1000qo.jpg

hot ball girl......

Sapeod
06-15-2010, 05:46 PM
hot ball girl......

:o

Priam
06-16-2010, 04:51 PM
Great film!

http://www.azcentral.com/ent/movies/showtimes/images/74686/74686_bf.jpg

Bagelicious
06-17-2010, 02:50 AM
:lol: Love the beard! Maybe tennis players should be like NHL players and grow their beards during Grand Slams - that would be sight!

green25814
06-17-2010, 02:55 AM
Thats what a real man should look like Nadal fans.

Ibracadabra
06-17-2010, 03:43 AM
I dread to ask what was the score?

emotion
06-17-2010, 03:46 AM
He's not all that fat

mayagaller
06-17-2010, 05:03 AM
Separated at birth? http://www.brandweek.com/bw/photos/stylus/35127-Geico_caveman.jpg

bad gambler
06-17-2010, 05:33 AM
He is still waiting for the exhibition invite to play Sampras again

Dubbed The Rematch

Nathaliia
06-17-2010, 10:36 AM
In Bejing he was seen in 2008 winning gold for Poland in short put.

http://z.about.com/d/trackandfield/1/0/S/3/-/-/Tomasz-Majewski-Michael-Steele.jpg

Rosa Luxembourg
06-17-2010, 10:43 AM
Ok so I was at Eastbourne yesterday. I saw a guy stumbling around the grounds. Excuse my harshness but he looked like a fat alcoholic hobo. Half an hour later, much to my amazement, I saw him play a qualies match. It was none other than SamprasKilla George Bastl. What has he turned into? :lol: people were actually laughing at him as they walked past, pretty harsh.



I thought ppl actually were cheering for him and VERY loudly...

ossie
06-17-2010, 04:18 PM
gotta love that epic beard

Geniey2g
06-17-2010, 08:28 PM
Why don't more players have facial hair? Is it something to do with the aerodynamics?
You mean something to do with aesthetics. Excessive facial hair is uggo. Bastl being an excellent case in point.

jazar
06-18-2010, 07:48 AM
george is funny. he dropped some rackets into the stringing room at eastbourne; the guy on the desk said "you dropping in some rackets?"; in a completely deadpan voice, george goes "no, skies".

networthy
06-18-2010, 08:29 AM
I [heart] George Bastl

:inlove: :hearts: :drool: :kiss: :baby: :aplot:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/~/media/251EB387926A44B582DE0E51F874E5FD.ashx?w=148&h=198

Drugs Ruin Lives
06-18-2010, 01:10 PM
He looks almost as old as Federer.

zicofirol
06-18-2010, 01:35 PM
he is no where near labazde territory... but the beard certainly doesnt help, haha... someone post a picture of witten I have'nt seen how out of shape he is...

Dupuis2006
06-18-2010, 05:40 PM
:eek:

ZackBusner
07-04-2010, 11:05 AM
The hobo just has won two qualy rounds in Córdoba :eek:

Kristen
07-04-2010, 01:11 PM
:yeah:
I recall spending a few tournaments admiring George...a little electrolysis and a trim and he'll look just fine :) But yes he absolutely resembles Alan :tape:

I [heart] George Bastl

:inlove: :hearts: :drool: :kiss: :baby: :aplot:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/~/media/251EB387926A44B582DE0E51F874E5FD.ashx?w=148&h=198

willoughby
07-05-2010, 09:23 PM
two pics from Pozoblanco Challenger:


http://www.tennispozoblanco.com/galeria/cache/maculino-fase-previa/DPP_10-07-05_25.jpg_595.jpg

http://www.tennispozoblanco.com/galeria/cache/maculino-fase-previa/DPP_10-07-05_35.jpg_595.jpg

Ozone
07-05-2010, 09:48 PM
:worship: Whatta beard. Great look for him

ossie
07-05-2010, 11:03 PM
the beard is killing me :worship:

adee-gee
07-06-2010, 10:22 PM
George Bastl = The new Oscar Hernandez.

Sofonda Cox
07-06-2010, 10:29 PM
http://www.tennispozoblanco.com/galeria/cache/maculino-fase-previa/DPP_10-07-05_35.jpg_595.jpg

http://www.songspeak.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/9_funny_jesus_thumbs_up.jpg

chowdahead25
07-07-2010, 02:14 AM
He lost today to Bohli 64 63. Nice to see him playing though:D

emotion
07-07-2010, 02:44 AM
Respect uniqueness.

SERVivor
07-20-2010, 09:36 PM
He qualified for a 30,000k challenger in Italy this week. faces Bohli in 1st round. at least he can still play a little bit. He may have a gut and a beard, but he may not actually be an alcholic, thought he may look like one. It's funny, because he used to be kind of a GQ type.

JMG
07-24-2010, 07:20 PM
(WC)Bastl/Brown - Andreev/Youzhny :smoke:

Nice wildcard in Gstaad.

JMG
08-07-2010, 03:43 PM
Bastl got a WC in Istanbul and plays against Brown in the first round, what a coincidence! They are not playing doubles together.

Navratil
08-09-2010, 10:16 AM
Is that dude in the stands, in gray, his dubz partner?

:lol::lol::lol:

And I remember that the German tennis magazin called him "Brad Pitt of the ATP-Tour"! :lol::lol:

Grinder
08-09-2010, 12:16 PM
http://www.tsr.ch/b23/medias/images/keystone/1362994.image?w=480&h=270

to

http://www.tennispozoblanco.com/galeria/cache/maculino-fase-previa/DPP_10-07-05_35.jpg_595.jpg

lmao

B787
08-09-2010, 12:20 PM
:lol::lol::lol:

And I remember that the German tennis magazin called him "Brad Pitt of the ATP-Tour"! :lol::lol:

He dated Martina Hingis about a decade ago.

Helevorn
08-09-2010, 12:27 PM
lol, I remember him losing 6-0 6-0 in 2009 US Open qualies against Roko Karanusic..

against bohli in Italy he lost 7-6 6-3, now let's see how he's gonna play against Brown :lol: as I can see he only plays 5 or 6 matches per year..

Helevorn
08-10-2010, 02:52 PM
epic choke by Brown today at Istanbul, leading 6-4 *5-4, broken, and lost the tie-break. however, managed to win 7-6 at the third set's tie-break, so Brown def. Bastl 6-4 6-7 7-6

Certinfy
08-10-2010, 03:04 PM
:lol: Epic result.

ApproachShot
08-10-2010, 09:18 PM
Weren't they doubles partners earlier in the year? I wish I could have seen that Brown vs. Bastl match.

Helevorn
08-10-2010, 09:25 PM
Weren't they doubles partners earlier in the year? I wish I could have seen that Brown vs. Bastl match.

yes, they were. in Istanbul instead, he got a wild card along with 19-y.o. Turkish Barkin Yalcinkale, and they won the first turn against other wild cards Akkoyun/Altuna 6-3 1-6 10-2

now they play Kukushkin/Ungur :p Brown is in the doubles' draw with Wassen this time

JMG
08-10-2010, 09:27 PM
3,5 hours in 45° according to Dustin. Nice fight by old Bastl. :yeah: He even had two match points in the tb I think. But he had already saved mp himself at 4-6 3-5 and 4-6 7-6 4-5.

Bashak
08-13-2010, 07:08 PM
Istanbul Challenger R1:
Dustin Brown defeated George Bastl 64 67(3) 76(9)

This guy is my hero! He walks around the premises with a smile on his face. I don't know if it's the beard but he has a wise decent look about him. He is definitely not fat at all. He played solid. His serve motion is unique, too :D. Everybody in the crowd wanted Bastl to win. Brown seemed extremely arrogant - no turkish love for the agressive type. Granted, the ball kids and the line judges were not exactly brilliant.
I watched his second round doubles with the young turkish kid Barkin Yalcinkale vs Ungur/Kukushkin. They lost 60 61.
I hope he comes back next year!

ORGASMATRON
08-13-2010, 07:13 PM
what a legend this bastl is.

Winnipeg
09-18-2010, 12:57 AM
bastl will forever be remembered by the ATP as the true goat...they update his pic for the first time since 2000!

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Ba/G/George-Bastl.aspx

KarlyM
09-18-2010, 06:01 AM
:haha: Nice pic. :yeah:

Allez
09-18-2010, 11:31 AM
WTF ? :haha:

smoll
09-18-2010, 01:04 PM
Robinson Crusoe can play tennis after all! knew it.

bokehlicious
10-01-2010, 10:45 AM
Seems the guy could very well end up as an alcoholic hobo :o he just got expelled from his Monaco apartment :o :tape: tough to make a decent living as a tennis journeyman :sad:

http://www.20min.ch/ro/entertainment/people/story/25606163

Horatio Caine
10-01-2010, 11:22 AM
'Un homme des cavernes...'

:haha:

Legend!

Filo V.
10-02-2010, 12:50 AM
He looks SO fucking old for his age. Not even just the hair. He looks really worn. Dirty and worn out.

Timariot
10-02-2010, 10:25 AM
He looks SO fucking old for his age. Not even just the hair. He looks really worn. Dirty and worn out.

It's common for athletes. Remember how Todd Martin looked at 29?