A to Z of tennis for March: From ‘biggest drama queen’ Andreescu to ‘foul-mouthed’ Kyrgios
We give you an A to Z of tennis in case you missed some of the important things during March. Be warned, we have plenty about Nick Kyrgios.
A is for an ailing Alexander Zverev: It has been a disappointing start to the year for the ailing Alexander Zverev, but he will get a chance to turn his campaign around during the clay-court season.
B is for biggest drama queen ever: Angelique Kerber couldn’t hide her frustration after she was beaten by Bianca Andreescu in the Indian Wells Masters final. Watch and listen for yourself…
C is for Cards Against Humanity: Grigor Dimitrov, Nick Kyrgios, Kyle Edmund and John Isner gave us a good laugh with the tennis version of Cards Against Humanity.
5 minutes of laughs 😂
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) March 9, 2019
D is for drama in the boardroom: There was plenty of drama at board level after Chris Kermode was ousted as ATP chief.
Here are Rafael Nadal’s views.
Here are Stan Wawrinka’s views.
Here are Roger Federer’s views.
Here are Novak Djokovic’s views.
E is for Eugenie Bouchard the executive producer: Eugenie Bouchard’s Super Bowl date story from 2017 is going to be turned into a romantic comedy and the Canadian will be the executive producer.
F is for foul-mouthed little brat Nick Kyrgios: Not everyone loves Nick Kyrgios and his antics.
G is for genius Nick Kyrgios: Some call him a “foul-mouthed little brat” while others describe Nick Kyrgios as “a genius”.
H is for haircut: One fan didn’t like Nick Kyrgios’ haircut during the Miami Open and they had a nice couple of exchanges before the fan was thrown out
I is for an immature Naomi Osaka: As per usual, Naomi Osaka was pretty frank after her display during her third-round defeat at the Miami Open.
J is for jet skiing: Nick Kyrgios went jet skiing before the Mexican Open final and it obviously helped as he won the title.
K is for Kyle Edmund Q&A: The ATP did a cool question and answer feature with Kyle Edmund where talked about selfies and shared his go-to recipes.
M is for most likable player on the tour: Yep, it’s Juan Martin del Potro.
N is for Naomi Osaka is no flash in the pan: Naomi Osaka is clearly struggling, but Michael Graham says she is certainly no flash in the pan.
O is for one hundred titles for Roger Federer: Yep, he did it! Roger Federer became only the second player after Jimmy Connors to win 100 ATP titles. Of course 100 turned into 101 as he has won the Miami Open.
P is for pain-free Andy Murray: “I have no pain in the hip,” must be close to the best line Andy Murray has uttered in recent months.
Q is for quizzes: Head to our quiz page to test your knowledge on all things tennis.
R is for Roland Garros prize money increase: The total prize money has increased by eight percent for the 2019 French Open.
S is for superman status: Please don’t give Roger Federer superman status as he is just a “normal guy”.
S is also for short-changing fans: According to Michael Graham, that’s what Rafael Nadal is currently doing.
T is for #TennisForBritain: That’s the new LTA initiative, which they hope will open the sport to a wider audience.
U is for underarm ace: Who else, but Nick Kyrgios would serve an underarm ace?
W is for Wimbledon’s £80,000 debentures: Yes, a Wimbledon Centre Court debenture will set you back £80,000, but the money made from sales will be put to good use.
X is for NeXtGen Stars who can dethrone Roger Federer and friends: Who are the NeXtGen youngsters who can take over from Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic?
Y is for Yafan: Wang Yafan won her maiden WTA Tour title as she claimed the trophy in Acapulco.
Z is for zest: The WTA’s newest champion Bianca ‘f-ing’ Andreescu has brought plenty of zest to the Tour.
Australian Open preparations rocked by fourth positive Covid case
A positive test was returned by a broadcast team member on a charter flight from Los Angeles.
Players were made aware of isolation risks on arrival to Australia – Craig Tiley
Forty seven players will have to remain in their hotel rooms for 14 days.
Andy Murray’s waiting game as anger mounts after tennis players fly in for Australian Open
Andy Murray is waiting to see if there is any way he compete in the Australian Open after testing positive for Covid-19.
Positive Covid cases on flights to Australia put 47 players in 14-day quarantine
Three people across two chartered flights carrying the Open hopefuls tested positive for coronavirus upon their arrival in Melbourne.
Bernard Tomic still has drive to compete, saying ‘I don’t need to play tennis again, I’ve got enough money’
“I’m risking my life, and I’m playing and competing.”
Dominic Thiem: ‘My wish for 2021 is to win a second Grand Slam title’
Dominic Thiem eyes a second Grand Slam trophy.
VIDEO and PICS: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams among tennis stars to arrive in Australia
This way for a video and pics of arrivals in Australia.
Official insists no special Australian Open treatment for Andy Murray after positive COVID-19 result
Andy Murray warned he won’t get preferential treatment.
Madison Keys latest player to miss Australian Open charter flight after testing positive for coronavirus
Madison Keys unlikely to play at Australian Open.
Andy Murray in race against time to play at Australian Open after testing positive for COVID-19
Andy Murray tests positive for coronavirus – report.