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.
Naomi Osaka backed to win ‘another five to 10 majors as she that all-court game right’
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Francesca Jones reaches maiden Grand Slam main draw after coming through Australian Open qualifying
Jones secured a 6-0, 6-1 victory.
‘I’m fired up,’ says Sebastian Korda after beating Cameron Norrie to reach maiden ATP Tour final
Sebastian Korda too good for Cameron Norrie.
‘You have left us here heartbroken’ – Juan Martin del Potro’s poignant tribute to his late father
An emotional letter from Juan Martin del Potro.
‘Real fortunate to get through,’ says Cameron Norrie after beating Frances Tiafoe at Delray Beach Open
Cameron Norrie continues great run at Delray Beach.
Strict Australian Open quarantine regulations announced and those who flout rules face heavy fines
Officials will come down hard on those who flout rules.
Tennis Today: Player in face mask U-turn, Rafael Nadal’s cousins following in his footsteps
Tennis Today features Osaka and Nadal.
‘I decided to stay home,’ says John Isner after pulling out of the 2021 Australian Open
‘It wasn’t an easy decision at all,’ says John Isner.
Kyle Edmund forced to withdraw from Australian Open due to long-standing knee problem
Kyle Edmund won’t feature at the 2021 Australian Open.