Tennis Today: All still rosy for Team Djokovic and child yawns at tennis match
In Tennis Today, life is still good in the Novak Djokovic camp while Harper Beckham opens her mouth to yawn.
What’s on the site
The Sunshine Double just concluded in Miami, but where does it feature in the top 10 biggest non-Grand Slam tournaments? Reuben Young had a look.
Sunday was April 1, which meant it was April Fools. Here are five occasions when tennis decided to have some fun.
John Isner is in dreamland today after securing the biggest win of his career at the Miami Open.
Finally, Jelena Ostapenko may have lost the Miami Open final, but take our quiz to see how much you know about the French Open champion.
What’s in the news
The Miami Open final gave us another glimpse of life without the Big Four and the Daily Mail’s Mike Dickson reports there were “nervous talk behind the scenes about the state of big names in Miami” as well as “the status of the Davis Cup and the possible clash with a rival World Team Cup, promoted by the ATP Tour”.
Stop press! Child yawns during tennis match. The Beckhams watched the Miami Open final and the Daily Mail reveals that Harper YAWNED (yes, they capped the whole word) during the match.
“While her dad’s back was turned, she opened her mouth widely to yawn, hinting that the tennis game was not her ideal day out.”
The Metro reports that “all was rosy in Team Djokovic” despite his recent split with Andre Agassi and “a fresh start is certainly beneficial for both parties”.
Back to April Fools and Express Sport went with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer teaming up in the doubles at Wimbledon this year.
What’s on social media
The Miami Open final delivered big time.
Andy Murray having an ice bath.
Andy’s mother Judy took exception to a couple of things.
Ok my younger treasure….
1. I am not an old lady
2. Age is just a number.
3. I’m glad ur listening.
4. You are more a thoroughbred than a tortoise.
5. ?? pic.twitter.com/poNhR71aqb
— judy murray (@JudyMurray) March 30, 2018
Looks like Maria Sharapova has recovered from her arm injury as she appeared to be going all out in the gym.
Prepping for an Easter Egg hunt ?? pic.twitter.com/uWL1lOBjVa
— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) March 30, 2018
Here is 14-year-old Dominic Thiem grinding away. Some loud grunting.
What’s on TV
ATP Davis Cup
It is Davis Cup week and the action only kicks off on Friday.
WTA Charleston Open
Sloane Stephens, Petra Kvitova and Naomi Osaka are some of the entrants, but they won’t feature on day one.
LIVE – BT Sport 2
WTA Monterrey Open
Garbine Muguruza is the top seed, but she will only be in action later in the week.
LIVE – BT Sport 3
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An emotional letter from Juan Martin del Potro.
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Strict Australian Open quarantine regulations announced and those who flout rules face heavy fines
Officials will come down hard on those who flout rules.
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