Tennis Today: An update on Sir Andy Murray’s wealth while Fernando Verdasco cops more flak
In Tennis Today, Sir Andy Murray’s wealth has increased while Fernando Verdasco “should be hung out to dry” after his antics over the weekend.
What’s on the site
Nearly a month after the US Open final, Naomi Osaka admits it feels like a “bad memory”.
It’s all happening in women’s tennis with Sloane Stephens unhappy after “f****** b****” Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova tried to hit her during their China Open match.
And another controversial video as Fernando Verdasco has been slammed after he berated a ball boy during his opening match at the China Open.
The ATP Tour is in Beijing and Tokyo this week and our tipster Deggsy Bilton is back with your betting preview.
What’s in the news
Andy Murray’s company 77 Management has increased its worth by more than £3 million to £25,093,00, as per the Daily Mail.
Back to Verdasco and The Australian’s Wally Mason says “Fernando Verdasco’s dummy spit shows stars need to get their own towels”.
Jim White in Telegraph Sport says “Towelling inferno Fernando Verdasco should be hung out to dry”.
He adds: “It was about as ugly a piece of bullying as you will witness on a tennis court: a millionaire professional verbally assaulting a young volunteer for being a touch tardy in servicing his needs. Nice.”
Also in Telegraph Sport, Charlie Ecclestone explains “How grand slams became the exclusive property of 30-and-overs”.
In case you didn’t know “for the first time in the Open Era there is not a single male grand-slam champion under 30 years old”.
What’s on social media
Brilliant news for tennis fans.
.@WTA RETURNS TO TENNIS CHANNEL IN 2019
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30 International Tournaments
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After Martina Hingis announced her pregnancy over the weekend, it’s the turn of Elena Vesnina.
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A bit of Gael Monfils magic.
Dressed to impress.
What’s on TV
ATP China Open
LIVE – Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Arena
ATP Japan Open
LIVE – Sky Sports Mix / Sky Sports Action
WTA China Open
LIVE – BT Sport 1
WTA Tashkent Open
LIVE BT Sport 1
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Frenchman goes back to drawing board.
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Dominic Thiem says he ‘expects’ to find Grand Slams easier after winning US Open title
Thiem has monkey off his back.
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Rafael Nadal adds his two cents on rival.
Two-time French Open runner-up Kim Clijsters explains why she won’t be playing at Roland Garros
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Kei Nishikori gets a win under his belt in Rome.
Rafael Nadal double downs on Novak Djokovic-led PTPA criticism: ‘We should not pursue our own interests’
‘We are going through a world crisis,’ says Nadal.