Tennis Today: Andy Murray is ‘rubbish at orange tennis’ while WTA stars meet ‘McDreamy’

Andy Murray wiping his face

In Tennis Today, an interesting conversation between Andy Murray and his daughter while Patrick Dempsey is a hit with the tennis stars at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.

What’s on the site
After being sentenced to three years probation and 60 days community service on Monday, there was more bad news for Justin Gimelstob on Tuesday as Wimbledon has confirmed that he won’t get an invite to this year’s The Championships.

Rafael Nadal will get his Barcelona Open title defence up and running today, but he admits there have been “too many ups and downs” in recent years.

Staying with Barcelona, the big shock from Tuesday was Alexander Zverev losing in the second round.

Kevin Anderson’s clay-court season is over before it even started as the South African has confirmed he won’t play on the red dirt this year due to injury.

On the WTA Tour, Simona Halep pulled out of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix due to mental exhaustion and injury.

Results round-up:
ATP Barcelona
ATP Budapest
WTA Stuttgart
WTA Istanbul

What’s in the news
Back to Justin Gimelstob and The Telegraph reports that “a judge warned Justin Gimelstob he would haul him back into court and give a harsher sentence if the tennis commentator publicly denied his guilt for a ‘violent and unprovoked’ felony assault, after pleading ‘no contest’ in court”.

In The Guardian, Kevin Mitchell says “Justin Gimelstob’s conviction puts onus on ATP to find moral fibre”.

This is from Tuesday, but The Telegraph had a nice interview with Dominic Thiem in which he discusses “his love of Chelsea, who the best footballer on tour is, and why equal pay is imperative”.

Business of Fashion has an interview with Serena Williams in which she discusses Fashion On and Off the Court, Mental Toughness from the Court and Lessons in Mental Toughness.

In the interview she mentions the Dutchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, and also touches on the controversial 2018 US Open final.

What’s on social media
Andy Murray apparently “rubbish at orange tennis”.

And then there is Murray giving away some HEAD rackets.

Patrick “McDreamy” Dempsey is at the Porsche Tennisi Grand Prix and everyone LOVES him.

Here is Angelique Kerber with “McDreamy” and former F1 driver Mark Webber.


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Hitting the @porschetennis players‘ night with these two 😍 @aussiegrit @patrickdempsey

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Who wouldn’t want to drink water out of a bottle that is promoted by Stan Wawrinka?


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💧 @evianwater @somawater

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What’s on TV
ATP Barcelona

LIVE – Amazon Prime Video

ATP Budapest
LIVE – Amazon Prime Video

WTA Stuttgart
LIVE – BT Sport 1

WTA Istanbul
LIVE – BT Sport 2