Tennis Today: Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka’s ‘Love Island’ moment
In Tennis Today, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka share a “Love Island” moment at Eastbourne and it looks like Serena Williams will be seeded for Wimbledon.
What’s on the site
Fresh from his 7/1 winner at Queen’s, our tennis betting expert Deggsy Bilton is back with more tips and he fancies Kyle Edmund to do quite well at Eastbourne.
It has taken him 350 days, but Andy Murray returned to winning ways on the ATP Tour as he won his opener at Eastbourne.
On the women’s side, the top two seeds Caroline Wozniacki and Karolina Pliskova were in action on Monday.
Back to Andy Murray and watch his cool Show Your Edge ad for his sponsor Jaguar.
Marin Cilic won his first ATP Tour singles title of the year, but how much do you know about the man from Croatia? Give our quiz a go.
What’s in the news
The Wimbledon seedings are to be announced today and Sportsmail reports that Tim Henman has hinted “Wimbledon will make exception for new mum” Serena Williams.
The All England Lawn Tennis Club’s technology partner IBM will use artificial intelligence to analyze “every fist-pump of elation and cry of angst” to compile video highlights at this year’s Wimbledon.
Reuters says “the Watson AI platform had been taught to recognize players’ emotions, which it would combine with an analysis of crowd noise, players’ movements and match data”.
Thanasi Kokkinakis had a hit with Serena Williams at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy a few weeks back and he recounts the meeting in Tennis Smash.
“She’s so much stronger on the ball than I thought.”
Is Marin Cilic now the favourite for the Wimbledon title after winning at Queen’s Club? Is Novak Djokovic a real contender? The Tennis Podcast tries to answer these questions.
Dan Evans is into the second round of Wimbledon qualifying.
What’s on social media
Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka’s “Love Island” meeting.
Looking like we should be on #loveisland instead of a tennis court but it’s not how it looks💋 Was nice to get back out on the court again with @stanwawrinka85 today. A lot has happened to both of us since we last played in Paris last year. Hopefully we are both through the worst of it. See you on Wednesday 🙂
Judy Murray has certainly missed Andy.
— judy murray (@JudyMurray) June 25, 2018
Rafael Nadal will compete in the Aspall Tennis Classic as part of his Wimbledon preparations.
Familiar faces hit Wimbledon.
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 25, 2018
What’s on TV
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It was an eventful fortnight in Paris.