Tennis Today: All still rosy for Team Djokovic and child yawns at tennis match
In Tennis Today, life is still good in the Novak Djokovic camp while Harper Beckham opens her mouth to yawn.
What’s on the site
The Sunshine Double just concluded in Miami, but where does it feature in the top 10 biggest non-Grand Slam tournaments? Reuben Young had a look.
Sunday was April 1, which meant it was April Fools. Here are five occasions when tennis decided to have some fun.
John Isner is in dreamland today after securing the biggest win of his career at the Miami Open.
Finally, Jelena Ostapenko may have lost the Miami Open final, but take our quiz to see how much you know about the French Open champion.
What’s in the news
The Miami Open final gave us another glimpse of life without the Big Four and the Daily Mail’s Mike Dickson reports there were “nervous talk behind the scenes about the state of big names in Miami” as well as “the status of the Davis Cup and the possible clash with a rival World Team Cup, promoted by the ATP Tour”.
Stop press! Child yawns during tennis match. The Beckhams watched the Miami Open final and the Daily Mail reveals that Harper YAWNED (yes, they capped the whole word) during the match.
“While her dad’s back was turned, she opened her mouth widely to yawn, hinting that the tennis game was not her ideal day out.”
The Metro reports that “all was rosy in Team Djokovic” despite his recent split with Andre Agassi and “a fresh start is certainly beneficial for both parties”.
Back to April Fools and Express Sport went with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer teaming up in the doubles at Wimbledon this year.
What’s on social media
The Miami Open final delivered big time.
Andy Murray having an ice bath.
Andy’s mother Judy took exception to a couple of things.
Ok my younger treasure….
1. I am not an old lady
2. Age is just a number.
3. I’m glad ur listening.
4. You are more a thoroughbred than a tortoise.
5. ?? pic.twitter.com/poNhR71aqb
— judy murray (@JudyMurray) March 30, 2018
Looks like Maria Sharapova has recovered from her arm injury as she appeared to be going all out in the gym.
Prepping for an Easter Egg hunt ?? pic.twitter.com/uWL1lOBjVa
— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) March 30, 2018
Here is 14-year-old Dominic Thiem grinding away. Some loud grunting.
What’s on TV
ATP Davis Cup
It is Davis Cup week and the action only kicks off on Friday.
WTA Charleston Open
Sloane Stephens, Petra Kvitova and Naomi Osaka are some of the entrants, but they won’t feature on day one.
LIVE – BT Sport 2
WTA Monterrey Open
Garbine Muguruza is the top seed, but she will only be in action later in the week.
LIVE – BT Sport 3
Speculation swirls over Andy Murray’s retirement as possible final schedule emerges
Murray could play a ‘farewell tour’ of British tournaments before playing his final competitive match at Wimbledon in July.
Who wins the battle between a peak Roger Federer and a vintage Novak Djokovic?
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic never got a chance to face off when they were at their very best – so who would have won?
How Jannik Sinner can make Open Era history with feat that eluded Djokovic, Nadal, Federer
Jannik Sinner can make tennis history if he wins the title in Indian Wells.
Eleven players who have served 8,000+ aces on the ATP Tour: Roger Federer 3rd
Only two active players feature on the list of players who have served 8,000+ aces.
Novak Djokovic could face a fall in the tennis ranking he endorses
Djokovic is in the midst of his 414th week at the top of the ATP ranking, but he could slide in the updated UTR ranking.
Toni Nadal hits out at ‘hypocritical’ criticism over controversial Rafael Nadal move
“How do you help improve a country more, by boycotting Saudi Arabia or helping its young people?”
Andy Murray suggests change he made to copy Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer is behind his struggles
Andy Murray has made a change to his racket to mirror Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.
2024 Indian Wells Open: Will Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, Rafael Nadal play? When is the draw?
All the info you needed ahead of the 2024 Indian Wells Open.
Toni Nadal claims Rafael Nadal has ‘no choice’ but to play Indian Wells as he issues update
“It’s that he needs to compete. He has no choice. He hasn’t done it for too long.”
‘Intensity, entertaining, crazy stuff’ – Leylah Fernandez on Carlos Alcaraz, Andy Murray, Alexander Bublik
Leylah Fernandez has named four ATP stars that she likes to watch.