Tennis Today: Two decades of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s ‘dig’ at Gerard Pique

Shahida Jacobs

In Tennis Today, it’s mostly about Roger Federer while Rafael Nadal doesn’t want to get involved in politics.

What’s on the site
We continue our review of Roland Garros 2018 and it’s only right that we pick out our winners and losers from this year’s tournament.

Sticking with the French Open and 11-time champion Rafael Nadal says he will continue to play “until his body resists”.

Andre Agassi is certainly a big fan of Roger Federer.

Results round-up:
ATP Stuttgart
ATP & WTA Den Bosch
WTA Nottingham

What’s in the news
The Lawn Tennis Association is determined to invigorate British tennis and Telegraph Sport reports they have named one university in Loughborough and one in Stirling as National Academies with “each providing coaching and support for around 16 players between the ages of 13 to 18”.

Sportsmail reported earlier this week that Dan Evans is “still waiting for the wild-cards” from the LTA following his successful comeback from his doping ban.

And he is back in the news as today Sportsmail goes with “Dan Evans holds hope of a Wimbledon wildcard but admits Davis Cup teammates have given him the cold shoulder after drugs ban”.

Straight to the quotes we go.

“Everybody at the tournaments have been fine. I have not spoken to Andy [Murray]. I have seen Kyle [Edmund] once. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but I think it was just down as a mistake and hopefully we can move on.”

Express Sports says Rafael Nadal has fired a “dig at Barcelona defender Gerard Pique”, saying the centreback “always likes to be in the centre of the Catalan independence debate”.

What’s on social media
Someone tell him that his great pal is now just three Grand Slams behind him.

Federer is marking 20 years on the Tour.

You have to wonder what they are looking at.

Caption this ???? . #MercedesCup

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15,000 people turned up in Bucharest for French Open champion Simona Halep’s homecoming.

And the No 1 Court is ready for action.

Genie Bouchard’s ‘super low’ heartrate.

What’s on TV
ATP Stuttgart Open and Libema Open

There is no live coverage of the above events.

WTA Libema Open
LIVE – BT Sport 1