Tennis Today: Aussie lads breaking racquets, and hearts
In Tennis Today, Nick Kyrgios wasn’t at all happy with Australia losing to Germany, Bernie T is at it again, and tennis beats football according to Tim.
What’s on the site
Football can learn a thing or two from tennis, don’t you agree? Tim Ellis picks out eight things where tennis is on another level when compared to football.
Maybe you missed our piece on Friday about Roy Erskine. Roy who, you ask? That would be Andy Murray’s grandfather and former pro footballer.
As to be expected, Nick Kyrgios was gutted by his loss to Alex Zverev in a straight sets, a match in which he hurt his elbow and threw his toys.
What’s in the news
Want to watch Nick’s racquet breaking efforts? Yeah we do too.
OK, you may think we are picking on Bernard Tomic but we promise we’re not, he’s just keeps making it faaaar too easy.
The latest pearl from tennis’ bad boy is that his ‘ex girlfriend’ Emma Blake-Hahnel claims she only found out the couple’s relationship was over when she read about it in a magazine.
Definitely doing a late better on the dating scene Eugenie Bouchard and her Twitter date enjoyed Sunday’s Super Bowl final.
Meanwhile, as Rafael Nadal continues with his injury time-out, uncle Toni says “something should be done” as more players are going down.
What’s on social media
It wasn’t all bad for our boy Nick as he pulled off some great shots on his way to, well, defeat.
— Davis Cup (@DavisCup) February 2, 2018
That feeling you get when you’ve won. Brought to you by Fabio Fognini.
Boris Becker enjoying himself after Germany beat Australia.
— Copa Davis (@CopaDavis) February 4, 2018
A future French Davis Cup star?
— Davis Cup (@DavisCup) February 4, 2018
What’s on TV
WTA St Petersburg Ladies’ Trophy
Catch a replay of Petra Kvitova’s win in Russia.
REPEAT – BT Sport2
WTA Taiwan Open
Timea Babos won her third WTA singles titles when she beat Kateryna Kozlova and if you missed the action, then do catch the replay.
REPEAT – BT Sport2
Cameron Norrie breaks new ground at home Grand Slam
Cameron Norrie defeated Steve Johnson 6-4 6-1 6-0 to make the last 16 at a grand slam for the first time.
Mats Wilander backs Brit to make last eight at SW19
Heather Watson made a statement in her third round win.
Novak Djokovic set for fourth round clash with breakout grass prospect
Van Rijthoven’s rapid rise this summer continued, as he beat Nikoloz Basilashvili to the sound of ‘come on Tim’ at Wimbledon.
Heather Watson banishes the ghost of her epic third round loss to Serena Williams
Watson is through to the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time in his career.
How much John McEnroe earns from BBC commentary gig
John McEnroe walks away with a tidy sum for a fortnight of work.
Ons Jabeur isn’t paid by the hour as she breezes into last 16
The world number two extended her winning streak on grass this summer to eight matches.
Heather Watson and Cameron Norrie flying the flag for Britain today at Wimbledon
Only four Brits remain.
Carlos Alcaraz finding his feet at SW19 to threaten Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal
He’s becoming a bigger danger to the ‘more experienced.’
Nick Kyrgios punished for spitting at fan in Wimbledon crowd
Bad boy Kyrgios handed yet another fine.