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
Roger Federer set for Wimbledon return as talks reach advanced stage
Roger Federer reported to be in talks to join the BBC commentary team at Wimbledon this summer.
Ryan Peniston on fighting back from cancer and his glorious summer
Ryan Peniston had to overcome more than most to realise his dreams.
Novak Djokovic labelled strongest and least loved of the big three
Novak Djokovic is feared more than loved.
Dan Evans owns ‘hardest loss to take’ in Davis Cup tie against Colombia
Britain were handed the nightmare trip after failing to qualify for the quarter-finals last year.
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.