Tennis Today: Andy Murray supports young British talent, Genie Bouchard soaks up Raptors’ NBA glory
In Tennis Today, Andy Murray partners with Amazon Prime Video for a good cause while Eugenie Bouchard enjoys the Toronto Raptors’ historic NBA Championship win.
What’s on the site
Roger Federer can win Wimbledon again but will be nervous about Rafael Nadal, according to Eurosport pundit Alex Corretja.
Candid Kiki Bertens has lifted the lid on the “soul-searching” that threatened her tennis career.
The Fever-Tree Championship is just around the corner and the big question is can Kyle Edmund finally deliver at Queen’s Club?
Remember Dustin Brown? Yep, the guy who famously beat Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon in 2015. Well, he claimed another upset win at the Mercedes Cup.
There were also some upsets at the Libema Open with Stefanos Tsitsipas and Fernando Verdasco crashing out.
But no such problems for the seeds in the Nature Valley Classic in Nottimgham.
What’s in the news
Amazon Prime Video is partnering with Andy Murray to support up and coming young British tennis talent. According to Advanced Television, they have created the Prime Video Future Talent Award that will select one male and female player to receive a total of £60,000 in funding over a two year cycle.
If you are here for the Murray feel-good video, then scroll further down.
It’s good news for Dan Evans at the ATP Challenger event in Nottingham as he won his opening match against Jack Draper, reports the Daily Mail.
What’s on social media
Novak Djokovic set to skip Wimbledon warm-up events, according to The Times’ Stuart Fraser.
Novak Djokovic will not take a wild card for Queen’s or Halle next week.
— Stuart Fraser (@stu_fraser) June 13, 2019
Your feel-good video of the day as Andy Murray has a hit with a cancer survivor.
— Fever-Tree Championships (@QueensTennis) June 13, 2019
Eugenie Bouchard soaks up the Toronto Raptors’ historic NBA title win.
— Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) June 14, 2019
Milos Raonic also getting in on the act.
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Roger Federer hits the grass.
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) June 13, 2019
Just Serena Williams braiding her daughter’s hair.
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Braiding started in Africa with the Himba people of Namibia. We have been braiding our hair for centuries. In many African tribes braided hairstyles were a unique way to identify each tribe. Because of the time it would take people would often take the time to socialize. It began with the elders braiding their children, then the children would watch and learn from them. The tradition of bonding was carried on for generations, and quickly made its way across the world. I am honored to share this bonding experience with my own daughter and add another generation of historic traditions. @olympiaohanian
Simona Halep enjoying some time off.
Work hard. Play hard ✌️ pic.twitter.com/yMLDKQkoUa
— Simona Halep (@Simona_Halep) June 13, 2019
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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.
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Kevin Palmer on Rafael Nadal’s Wimbledon withdrawal.
A list of Roger Federer’s defeats on grass. Can you name the 24 players who have beaten him on the surface?
A full list of Roger Federer’s 28 defeats on grass.
‘The tank is quite empty,’ says Kiki Bertens as she announces 2021 will be her final season
Kiki Bertens to call it a day.