Tennis Today: Benoit Paire’s epic meltdown and more Roger Federer revelations
In Tennis Today, Benoit Paire goes down with a bang and Roger Federer once met Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
What’s on the site
Tennis has introduced a shot-clock and naturally it comes with questions, but Michael Graham wonders since when has that been a bad thing?
Andy Murray is back in action in Washington later on Wednesday, but looking further ahead the Scot has also committed himself to the China Open.
It’s time for another GOAT debate and John McEnroe is on hand with his opinion on Roger Federer v Rafael Nadal.
Caroline Wozniacki won’t feature at the Citi Open unfortunately.
It was a win of note for British No 1 Johanna Konta over Serena Williams at the Silicon Valley Classic.
What’s in the news
Johanna Konta is one of several high-profile sports stars who feature in the new BT Sport ad Take Them All On, reports The Sun.
We enjoyed it.
And there is more “juicy” stuff from the Swiss paper, translated by Express Sport, as he reveals his “four-day hangover” and his “meetings” with Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
No, it’s not what you think.
What’s on social media
Benoit Paire produced a meltdown of epic proportions at the Citi Open.
— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) August 1, 2018
Andy Murray is pumped.
No wonder Murray is pumped when you look at this from his opener.
Dominic Thiem and Dennis Novak having a jolly good time.
What’s on TV
ATP Washington Citi Open
LIVE – Sky Sports Arena
WTA Silicon Valley Classic
LIVE – BT Sport2
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