Tennis Today: Nick Kyrgios challenged by ‘fan’, Stan Wawrinka ‘crying inside’

In Tennis Today, Nick Kyrgios challenged to a match by a Twitter user while Stan Wawrinka gets all sweaty.

What’s on the site
It is 25 years since Peter Sampras’ first ascent to world No 1 and Michael Graham recalls the emotion-filled moment.

The Queen’s Club event should be quality this year as Nick Kyrgios has joined the star-studded line-up.

Results round-up:
ATP Marrakech
ATP Houston
WTA Lugano

What’s in the news
Is Novak Djokovic set for another reunion? His former sports coach Gebhard Gritsch says he would consider returning to the 12-time Grand Slam winner’s backroom staff.

“Novak is a pal of mine, he can rely on my assist at all times,” Gritsch told Informer.

The Houston Chronicle did a nice interview with Kyrgios earlier in the week about how he is getting his act together.

“I feel like I’ve matured massively since the first year I was on the tour,” the Australian said.

He is hoping to win the US Men’s Clay Court Championship, but admits he doesn’t like playing on the red dirt, saying “my shoes get dirty, my clothes get dirty”.

US Open champion Sloane Stephens did her part to help a school in impoverished Compton, California, as she unveiled refurbished tennis courts.

“We have to go into communities that are underprivileged and under-served and introduce tennis to them,” the American told Reuters.

She added: “Tennis has given me that opportunity and just to be able to give that opportunity to one kid – it’s life changing.”

What’s on social media
Kyrgios gets challenged to a tennis match.

The competition.

And the story continues.

Looks like the match is on?

It’s off.

Stan Wawrinka ‘crying from inside’

An inspirational message from Djokovic.

Have a bit of Bjorn Borg returning to action after eight years away.

Genie Bouchard going into the weekend like…

Blocking out the haters like ????

A post shared by Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) on

We all know the Daily Star is a massive Genie fan and as usual they have done a story on it.

What’s on TV
There is no live coverage of the US Men’s Clay Court Championships or Grand Prix Hassan II.

WTA Ladies Open Lugano
Second seed Elise Mertens and the sixth-ranked Alize Cornet in action.

LIVE – BT Sport 3

WTA Copa Colsanitas – Bogotá
Action continues from Colombia.

LIVE – BT Sport 3