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
‘Nick Kyrgios underdone, but he is going to be very hard to beat at Wimbledon’
Nick Kyrgios to cause an upset at Wimbledon?
‘I heard it crack’ – Dominic Thiem’s Wimbledon participation in doubt after picking up wrist injury
Dominic Thiem nursing a wrist injury.
Pundits raise concern about Roger Federer’s body language and ‘alarming’ attitude
“Usually you don’t see that on Roger Federer.”
Andy Murray explains why he sympathises with Naomi Osaka over mental health and media struggles
“I can certainly understand how athletes do struggle with it,” says Andy Murray.
Wimbledon 2021: When does it take place, what’s new, who’s missing, TV channels, betting, prize money
All your Wimbledon 2021 info.
Rafael Nadal ‘exhausted’ and close to ‘mental fatigue’ after draining clay-court season, says his coach
“He is going to take a well-deserved rest,” says Carlos Moya.
No Wimbledon mixed doubles with Serena Williams for Andy Murray as he confirms ‘singles is enough for me’
Andy Murray will play singles for first time since 2017.
Contenders for the Wimbledon women’s title: From Simona Halep to Serena Williams and Coco Gauff
Ten women to watch at the All England Club.
Wimbledon will look very different this year – here is what to expect at the 2021 Championships
Centre Court will host capacity crowds for the finals.