Tennis Today: Boris Becker memorabilia auction date set, Maria Sharpova gives a Porsche away

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Maria Sharapova blowing kisses

In Tennis Today, Boris Becker’s memorabilia to be auctioned off, Maria Sharapova sort of gives away a Porsche while Novak Djokovic celebrates his birthday.

What’s on the site
In case you missed it on Tuesday, Andy Murray admitted he is unlikely to compete in the singles at Wimbledon, but he has not ruled out the possibility of playing doubles at SW19.

Nick Kyrgios had a hit with Murray at Wimbledon and he then declared his love for the grass-court season and expressed his disdain for the clay-court season, saying the “French Open sucks”.

Speaking of Roland Garros, Roger Federer made his long-awaited return on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Ashleigh Barty has pulled out of the Strasbourg International due to injury.

Results round-up:
ATP Geneva
ATP Lyon

What’s in the news
It’s not great news for Boris Becker, but the tennis legend’s memorabilia auction will go ahead.

Antiquestradegazette.com reports “the 82-lot timed auction of medals, awards, trophies, rackets, watches and photographs will open to online bidders on June 24 and close on July 11”.

The BBC has done an excellent piece on how the 1999 Nato bombings of Belgrade shaped the career of Novak Djokovic.

Charlie Eccleshare has an exclusive interview with Belinda Bencic in the The Telegraph in which she admits “it’s always easier against players higher ranked than you” as you can go int those matches “without any pressure or expectation”.

Of course Roger Federer gets a mention and she reveals he is “he is so relaxed off the court”.

What’s on social media
We missed this the other day, but it’s never too late to deliver a lesson in tennis mentality from Rafael Nadal.

Maria Sharapova gives away a Porsche, sort of. Please send one our way next time.

Happy birthday Novak Djokovic.

 

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It’s @djokernole’s birthday! 🎉 Help us show the World No. 1 some birthday love 👇

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And more…

From a fan.

Serena Williams catching a bit of sunshine.

 

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Hello @rolandgarros 👋😄

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Meanwhile, at Queen’s Club…

 

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This place. ??????? ? #QueensTennis #FeverTreeChampionships

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Kei Nishikori has also had a hit in Paris.

 

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First hit in Paris @rolandgarros

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What’s on TV
ATP Geneva
LIVE – Eurosport 2/Player

ATP Lyon
LIVE – Amazon Prime Video

WTA Strasbourg
LIVE – BT Sport 1

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