Tennis Today: A first for BBC with Wimbledon coverage while Feliciano Lopez denies match-fixing claims

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In Tennis Today, good news from the BBC with regards to their Wimbledon coverage while Feliciano Lopez “absolutely deny any link” to match-fixing.

What’s on the site
We continue our build-up to Wimbledon 2019 as we look at the big stars that will feature at SW19 with the evergreen Roger Federer once again the headline act.

If you are a Juan Martin del Potro fan, or just a tennis fan in general, then perhaps you won’t want to know about his latest injury setback.

Andy Murray, meanwhile, will have a new doubles partner at Eastbourne, but his Wimbledon plans remain unconfirmed.

The initial Wimbledon wildcards have been confirmed and it’s good news for six British players who will compete in the singles.

Results round-up:
‘Same Ash Barty from three weeks ago’ makes smooth start.
Sporting Stan Wawrinka brushes aside Dan Evans.
Borna Coric ‘very, very happy’ as he comes match against Joao Sousa.

What’s in the news
In a first for the BBC, the public broadcaster will show all matches live in HD.

In further good news “BBC Sport’s digital service will see every match available live and on-demand on BBC iPlayer and on the BBC Sport website and app.

“All Centre Court matches will also be available in UHD and HD on BBC iPlayer and by pressing the red button.”

Andy Murray’s Queen’s Club doubles partner Feliciano Lopez has denied allegations of match-fixing.

In The Guardian he is quoted as saying: “I feel it is still important to come to you and absolutely deny any link with events described in relation to the allegations of match-fixing.”

In The Telegraph, Sally Jones has a nice piece about Angela Buxton and Althea Gibson’s friendship, stating “their outsider statuses brought them together”.

If you read the story about the Wimbledon wildcards then you will know Paul Jubb is one of those who will feature in the main draw at SW19, but Daily Mail says he “may have to give up £45,000 windfall after being awarded Wimbledon wildcard”.

Reason?

“NCAA rules do not permit students to accept prize-money to cover anything beyond ‘actual and necessary expenses’ for their sports, although it is a clause open to interpretation.”

Andy Murray is back in action today so that means it is time for another round of “Andy Murray wife: Who is Kim Sears? Do they have children?” in Express Sport.

What’s on social media
Just Angelique Kerber, Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Urszula Radwanska and Agnieszka Radwanska

 

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We should totally start a band… 🎷🎤😆🎶 @carowozniacki @serenawilliams @aradwanska @ularadwanska_official

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K Pliskova v K Pliskova and it was K Pliskova who won…well it was Kristyna who came out on top.

 

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Line judging is a dangerous job.

 

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It’s a dangerous job, being a line judge 😬 . #tennis #tennistv #sport #instasport #instatennis #funny #lol #queens #tsitsipas

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What’s on TV
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ATP Queen’s
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WTA Birmingham
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