Tennis Today: Wimbledon ‘plays it safe’, praise for dedicated Federer, Nadal, Djokovic

Wimbledon overview

In Tennis Today, Wimbledon has gone for the “safe” option in terms of its next chairman while Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are very committed to their jobs.

What’s on the site
The controversy surrounding the decision not to renew Chris Kermode’s contract as ATP Board chief refuses to die down with Roger Federer saying he might “get more involved again in the future, for the sake of the tour”.

Then there is Rafael Nadal, who has added his voice to those criticising Novak Djokovic’s Player’s Council after Kermode’s removal.

“I am disappointed that nobody came and explained why, what’s the real reason of we don’t have Chris continuing running our sport,” the Spaniard said.

Now for some actual tennis news, Alexander Zverev crashed out of the Indian Wells Masters, but Gael Monfils is still alive.

In the women’s draw in the California desert, Naomi Osaka continues to look good as fellow seeds Karolina Pliskova, Angelique Kerber and Aryna Sabalenka also advanced.

Doubled-handed backhand or one-handed backhand? Roger Federer has given advice to kids about which one they should use.

Serena Williams’ retirement from her third-round clash at the Indian Wells Masters could see her drop out of the top 10.

What’s in the news
Unsurprisingly, Chris Kermode’s ousting features on the latest Tennis Podcast, but they also discuss the rise of Canadian teenagers Felix Auger-Aliassime, Denis Shapovalov and Bianca Andreescu.

Mike Dickson in the Daily Mail says Wimbledon opted to “play it safe” with the decision to go for Ian Hewitt as the new chairman.

Toni Nadal believes the current generation of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic “have been more committed” than previous generations.

Uncle Toni told Mundo Deportivo, translated by Express Sport, that today’s stars have made tennis their priority.

What’s on social media
Sloane Stephens somewhere close to water.

Eugenie Bouchard continues to tease her fans.


View this post on Instagram



A post shared by Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) on

There is also Genie and her unpopular opinions on Twitter.

Stefanos Tsitsipas in the middle of nowhere.


View this post on Instagram


???? ? ??sµ?? e??a? ??a t?e????µe?? a??? ed? e??a? ta ?e?t????.

A post shared by Stefanos Tsitsipas (@stefanostsitsipas98) on

A challenge for Nick Kyrgios.

What’s on TV
ATP Indian Wells
LIVE – Amazon Prime Video

WTA Indian Wells
LIVE – BT Sport 1