Tennis Today: Does Novak Djokovic get enough acknowledgement? The legends have their say
In Tennis Today, we have the Federer-Nadal chapter 39 hype, Novak Djokovic’s quest for the “Nole Slam” and two teenagers aiming to make the women’s French Open final.
What’s on the site?
17 year-old star Amanda Anisimova continued to make waves at the French Open as she beat defending champion Simona Halep in straight sets. And the American insists she’s “happy” to play back to back days after weather delays hampered the semi-final scheduling.
Meanwhile, Britain’s Johanna Konta asks not be compared to Andy Murray as she aims to win her first Grand Slam title.
World number one Novak Djokovic has a glint in his eye that he can become only the second man in history to hold all four Grand Slams at the same time.
James Spencer has his say on how Andy Murray should formulate a successful comeback to the singles.
Ahead of today’s crunch women’s and men’s semi-finals, Tennis365 experts predict their winners.
And James Spencer brings you the two key popcorn matches to watch on Friday’s semi-finals day at the French Open.
What’s in the news?
Amanda Anisimova may have suffered disappointment in the French Open semi-finals, but the New York Times is still buzzing with excitement over the long-term prospects of America’s young new hope.
Meanwhile, does Novak Djokovic really get enough credit? The Eurosport panel had an interesting discussion on that very subject, and Nole’s former coach Boris Becker was strongly in his corner.
Finally, The Daily Mail got a French Open masterclass with Alex Corretja who is of course Andy Murray’s former coach, and it ended quite comically.
What’s on social media?
Swiss maestro Roger Federer can’t hide his excitement at chapter XXXIX as he posts a cheeky video of his upcoming encounter with old foe Rafael Nadal.
Grigor Dimitrov decides to let himself go and give himself another holiday courtesy of travel on his private jet.
The Bryan brothers compare their junior days of communicating with family and friends via postcards back in 1999 to a now technology saturated 2019.
Amanda Anisimova reflects on her amazing achievement of making a first Grand Slam semi-final.
Juan Martin Del Potro prepares to launch himself into the grass-court season.
Contento de volver al césped! Nos vemos pronto! 🌱
— Juan M. del Potro (@delpotrojuan) June 6, 2019
Indian Wells give us a flashback to 2017 with a beautiful Del Potro hot dog shot.
The Miami Open believe their champions have what it takes to win the French Open.
And a nice throwback down memory lane to the very first Federer-Nadal contest way back in 2005 with a young baby faced duo. Who would have known 14 years later they would have amassed a whopping 37 Grand Slams between them.
What’s on TV
ATP & WTA French Open semi-finals coverage
LIVE – Amazon Eurosport and ITV4.
Andy Murray sports a moustache as he does a Ron Burgundy to declare his ‘love’ for San Diego
Just give Murray an award for his impersonation.
Tennis analyst urges Nick Kyrgios to stay in the sport, saying ‘tennis is more fun with you in it’
Mark Petchey hopes Nick Kyrgios stays in tennis.
2021 BNP Paribas Open: Big Three out, Emma Raducanu seeded on WTA 1000 event debut, TV channels, prize money
The 2021 BNP Paribas Open will have a different feel to it.
Mark Philippoussis opens up about feeling ‘ashamed’ of being poor and how he ended up in a ‘dark place’
Mark Philippoussis reveals how he felt “ashamed” of being poor.
Casper Ruud too strong for ‘legend and inspirational’ Andy Murray at San Diego Open
Former world No 1 Andy Murray lost in two sets against Casper Ruud.
Andy Murray and Kim Clijsters handed BNP Paribas Open wildcards
Andy Murray and Kim Clijsters off to Indian Wells next week.
Andy Murray urges ATP’s powers that be to address the Alexander Zverev domestic abuse allegations
“It needs to get resolved, clearly,” says Andy Murray.
‘Complete player’ Sebastian Korda backed to win a Grand Slam in the near future by Martina Navratilova
“I think, if not next year, I would say 2023 would be a year for him.”
Emma Raducanu ‘extremely excited’ ahead of ‘special moment’ as she adds another WTA event to schedule
Emma Raducanu headed to Romania.
Dan Evans sets up all-British clash against Cameron Norrie at San Diego Open with tough opening-round win
Dan Evans overcame South African Kevin Anderson in two tight sets.