Tennis Today: Alexander Zverev’s ex reportedly expecting his child, Serena Williams not invisible
In Tennis Today, Alexander Zverev will reportedly become a father with his ex-girlfriend revealing she is expecting their child while Serena Williams goes on an adventure with her daughter Olympia, but to her shock she is not invisible.
What’s on the site
Let’s start with the juiciest story of the day (nope not Alexander Zverev, scroll for that one) as Gilles Simon feels Roger Federer held tennis back for 20 years and believes it would be good for the sport if his records are broken.
Talking about records and Novak Djokovic has all-but secured the 2020 year-end No 1 ATP Ranking, which draws him level with Pete Sampras’ milestone of six.
And another record that Djokovic hopes to break in early 2021 is Federer’s record for most weeks at No 1. How far is he behind Federer? Who else features in the top 10? Go on, read our Top 10 ATP No 1s by weeks.
Spare a thought for Kiki Bertens as the world No 9 will be sidelined for several months after undergoing surgery.
What’s in the news
Tennis in 2020 continues to be wild and Alexander Zverev is set to become a father with his ex-girlfriend Brenda Patea revealing she is expecting their child.
The story in Germany’s Bild has some interesting quotes from Patea as she says “we have different views on life” while she doesn’t want to share custody with saying “that is out of the question for me”.
Andy Murray’s 2020 season appears to be over after he failed to earn a wildcard entry into the Paris Masters, via Daily Mail.
Former world No 1 Lleyton Hewitt has topped the fan vote for the Class of 2021 International Hall of Fame.
American doubles great Lisa Raymond was second with Swede Jonas Bjorkman third.
“Being nominated for the Hall of Fame is such a huge honor for me already, and to experience this incredible support from the fans while going through the Hall of Fame process just makes it even more special,” Hewitt said.
“There are four additional great candidates with me on the ballot for the Hall of Fame, and I’m really honored and appreciative of all the support I’ve received from tennis fans in Australia and around the world.”
The Australian will receive three bonus percentage points on his results, Raymond will receive two bonus percentage points, and Bjorkman one bonus percentage point.
What’s on social media
Serena Williams is apparently not invisible/invincible (same thing really), but Alexander Zverev makes a fair point.
You are the 🐐 what do you expect🤣 https://t.co/JgLocrqCxe
— Alexander Zverev (@AlexZverev) October 28, 2020
And then there is Serena Williams and Olympia on a tennis court.
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Roger Federer’s road to success.
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