Tennis Today: Andy Murray laments Arsenal missing out on Jose Mourinho as Team GB strut their stuff
In Tennis Today, Andy Murray has his say on Arsenal’s struggles while Great Britain’s Davis Cup team show off their dance moves.
What’s on the site
Kevin Palmer continues to produce the goods and this time he has an exclusive from Olivia Cappuccini, the director of Andy Murray: Resurfacing.
How did she convince Murray to make such a personal film? Who had the final say on the footage that was used?
Find out the answers in the interview.
It’s #BlackFriday so how about some bargains on rackets, including the Babolat edition favoured by Rafael Nadal?
Who is leading the GOAT ranking between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic at the moment?
Roger Federer gives his thoughts.
Your 2019 ATP Awards nominees have been revealed and the likes of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray are all in the running for a gong.
What’s in the news
It’s always great when we have a sports crossover and Andy Murray provides us with today’s edition as he has had his say on the troubles at Arsenal.
The Gunner fan told talkSPORT that time is running out for manager Unai Emery as unless results change quickly “a change has to be made”… well Emery has since been sacked. T365 with the breaking football news.
And you know who he would’ve liked to see as Arsenal boss?
That’s right, Jose Mourinho “would have been a great appointment”.
But of course that ship has sailed as the Portuguese manager is now at North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
Is Rafael Nadal Spain’s greatest ever sportsperson?
Former world No 2 Alex Corretja thinks so and it’s hard to argue against it.
“He is a machine, he will continue fighting until the end, giving his best and I wish he lasts a long time because it’s impossible to see someone like him again,” Corretja told Eurosport.es, translated by UbiTennis.com.
Spare a thought for ball boy Justin Arrington-Holmes after he missed out on a massive pay day.
Arrington-Holmes was given the racket that Serena Williams demolished during the infamous 2018 US Open final defeat against Naomi Osaka.
He sold it for $500 to a collectibles store in New York City, but that same racket is expected to be sold for $50,000 at an auction.
If you have a spare $50,000 in your wallet, then you have until December 7 to bid on the racket.
Wimbledon is one of several major sporting events in the United Kingdom that is becoming greener, according to Daily Telegraph.
“The All England Club, venue for Wimbledon, said it had bought 100 per cent renewable energy, had LED floodlights on Centre Court and Court One, was zero waste to landfill and was working towards eliminating single-use plastic. A vegan offering was in development, cycle storage was already in existence while there are plans to look at car-charging points when The All England Club has the space to control public parking,” according to the paper.
Another heart-warming story as former Wimbledon doubles champion Sania Mirza is set to return to the WTA Tour after a two-year break to give birth to her first child.
“I am playing in Hobart, then I am playing the Australian Open,” she told the Press Trust of India, via NDTV.
What’s on social media
And more Andy Murray stuff. He appeared on the Jonathan Ross Show and here is a throwback to a previous appearance from Muzza.
— Jonathan Ross Show (@JRossShow) November 27, 2019
Today is the day that the documentary becomes available on Amazon Prime.
How about the Great Britain Davis Cup taking on the Pasodoble in Madrid to celebrate the season of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing?
It’s a 🔟 from us! Thoughts, @JudyMurray?
— LTA (@the_LTA) November 28, 2019
What’s on TV
The players are enjoying a breather, and so should you.
British number one Dan Evans goes out at quarter-final stage at Queen’s Club
But Cameron Norrie books his place in the last eight.
Dan Evans has his run at Queen’s Club ended by Matteo Berrettini
Top seed Matteo Berrettini reached the semi-finals with a 7-6 (5) 6-3 victory.
Exclusive – Tennis needs to build ‘female workforce’ to reach a new audience
Judy Murray wants to see more women participating in tennis at all levels.
Naomi Osaka will not play at Wimbledon but she is preparing to return to the game
Wimbledon is set to begin on June 28 and Naomi Osaka will be missing.
Andy Murray insists his ambition is not dented after compressive defeat at Queen’s Club
The Scot was overpowered 6-3 6-3.
Wimbledon organisers defend online ticket sale amid complaints from fans
Vast majority of those applying had no issues.
Impressive Matteo Berrettini ends Andy Murray’s Queen’s Club comeback
Andy Murray was overpowered by Matteo Berrettini.
‘I’m just pleased to have come through,’ Dan Evans after easing into Queen’s Club last eight
British No 1 secured a two-set win over the Frenchman.
‘The goal is to prolong my career,’ says Rafael Nadal as he withdraws from Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics
Rafael Nadal opts to take an extended.
Rafael Nadal’s Wimbledon withdrawal may be a sign of what is to come
Kevin Palmer on Rafael Nadal’s Wimbledon withdrawal.