Tennis Today: Andy Murray hailed as a ‘hero’ after Ballon d’Or sexism controversy
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What’s on the site
In our latest exclusive, Tommy Haas speaks to us about retirement and his appearance at the Champions Tennis event at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Derek Bilton continues with our tennis betting specials for 2019 and you can get Kyle Edmund at 14/1 to win a Grand Slam next
Preparations for the 2019 Australian Open are in full swing and organisers have confirmed that Serena Williams and Andy Murray will make their returns having missed this year’s edition.
Staying with Serena, she will take on sister Venus in a one-off match at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship at the end of December.
In case you missed Tuesday’s big news story, Andy Murray took another stand against sexism in sport following the Ballon d’Or twerk controversy. More on that below.
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What’s in the news
Daily Mail reports that Murray has been hailed as a “hero” after he accused Martin Solveig of sexism after the DJ asked Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg if she could twerk during the award ceremony.
Catherine Whitaker on her blog on the Tennis Podcast: “A blog about me and the podcast that helped me find my way in life.”
It’s good, give it a read.
What’s on social media
Stefanos Tsitsipas takes a couple of swings.
.@StefTsitsipas boxing is the video you need to see today.
— Tennis Channel (@TennisChannel) December 4, 2018
Victoria Azarenka takes a swing of a different kind.
Novak Djokovic showing off his moves yet again.
Nice moves, @DjokerNole 🇷🇸! 🕺🏻😂
(📹: Salif Lasource) pic.twitter.com/iMswvtTW78
— Abierto Mexicano (@AbiertoTelcel) December 5, 2018
Pre-season, pre-season and more pre-season…here is Dominic Thiem.
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What’s on TV
Unfortunately there is nothing to report.
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Stefanos Tsitsipas sets up showdown with Andrey Rublev in Rotterdam
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Lawn Tennis Association determined to show commitment to inclusion and diversity
Seven people from diverse backgrounds have been appointed to the LTA Council.
Andy Murray’s tips on how to make sure you stay injury-free when tennis resumes after lockdown
Andy Murray is back with some tips.
WATCH: Kei Nishikori reveals he wanted to be a penguin when he was young
Kei Nishikori with some quality content.
‘He will play top-level tennis again because he is that good’ – Andy Murray on Roger Federer’s return
Andy Murray on Roger Federer’s return.
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