Tennis Today: Andy Murray set for BBC stint, Serena Williams joins Three Lions bandwagon
In Tennis Today, Andy Murray trying his hand at commentary while Serena Williams is the latest tennis player to hop on the Three Lions bandwagon.
What’s on the site
It’s women’s quarter-final day and here is your Wimbledon order of play for day eight.
Tennis great Andre Agassi spoke exclusively to Tennis365 about how “stubborn” Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are paying the price for their indecision when it came to treatment for their injuries.
Besides the on-court action, the biggest news from Wimbledon on Monday was the fact that the All England Club won’t move the men’s final on Sunday to avoid it clashing with the FIFA World Cup final, even if England are playing.
And here’s your Wimbledon betting preview for the final week.
Roger Federer in cruise control
Rafael Nadal, John Isner, Kevin Anderson and Kei Niskhikori sparkle
Imperious Serena Williams dominates Evgeniya Rodina
Angelique Kerber and Dominika Cibulkova advance
It was dubbed “Manic Monday” and here’s a gallery from day seven.
What’s in the news
In case you didn’t know, England are taking on Croatia in the World Cup semi-final and Dom Inglot and Franko Skugor may be doubles partners, but Sportsmail reports they “will be sworn enemies on Wednesday”. Inglot is English and Skugor is Croatian.
Wimbledon won’t be screening the World Cup matches, but the Sportsmail says they will allow fans to use their smartphones to tune into matches.
United States President Donald Trump to attend Wimbledon?
It’s a real possibility with John Isner admitting “I’d love to have Trump come watch me” if he plays in the semi-finals on Friday, reports CNN.
Serena Williams was less enthusiastic.
Staying with Serena, Press Association – via Sportsmail – says she can’t help but root for the Three Lions.
Telegraph Sport says it was a case of double the joy for Jamie Murray on Monday as he won both his men’s and mixed doubles events.
The top 10 women’s seeds at Wimbledon are all out and Luke Brown in The Independent says “Karolina Pliskova’s Wimbledon struggles highlight the growing state of flux in women’s tennis”.
What’s on social media
We can’t wait to have Andy Murray on commentary duty at the BBC.
Tennis from space.
Royalty meeting royalty.
Prince William and Kate Middleton’s brush with royalty. ??
— #7TENNIS ?? (@7tennis) July 9, 2018
Just a man dressed as the Wimbledon men’s singles trophy.
The bend on this from Ernests Gulbis.
What’s on TV
ATP and WTA Wimbledon
LIVE – BBC One/BBC Two/BBC Red Button/Connected TV, BBC Sport website & app
LIVE – BBC Radio 5 live sports extra /. BBC Radio 5 live
Casper Ruud out to emulate Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem
Casper Ruud believes he can win on any surface.
Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina begs Wimbledon to maintain ban on Russian and Belarusian players
Elina Svitolina has begged Wimbledon to maintain the ban.
Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open win was a ratings flop for American TV
ESPN have released their viewing figures for the Australian Open final and they suggest just 439,000 viewers watched in America.
Felix Auger-Aliassime backed to win Wimbledon in 2023
Felix Auger-Aliassime has been backed to make his Grand Slam breakthrough in 2023.
Serena Williams opens up on Will Smith’s Oscar slap
Serena Williams says that we are all human and make mistakes in the heat of the moment.
Nick Kyrgios escapes conviction despite pleading guilty to assaulting ex-girlfriend
Nick Kyrgios saw the common assault charge against him dismissed.
Great Britain braced for ‘complicated’ Davis Cup qualifier in Colombia
Matches will be played at an altitude of 2,600 metres and with pressureless balls.
Heather Watson ends her quarter-final drought with win in Thailand – ‘It was just survival of the fittest’
Heather Watson will now face Chinese seventh seed Xinyu Wang.
Toni Nadal shares thoughts on fans’ hostility toward Novak Djokovic as well as Rafael Nadal’s future
Toni Nadal on why Novak Djokovic has so many detractors.
Stunning LTA numbers confirm tennis participation is booming in Britain
New figures have revealed that there has been a 47 per-cent increase in tennis participation in clubs and parks across Britain.