Tennis Today: Dominic Thiem eager to end Serena Williams feud and an Andy Murray-Peppa Pig thread
In Tennis Today, Dominic Thiem extends olive branch to Serena Williams while we have some light-hearted entertainment featuring Andy Murray and Peppa Pig.
What’s on the site
Rafael Nadal won his 12th French Open on Sunday, but he has revealed he nearly didn’t compete at Roland Garros as injuries started to take its toll.
As the wait goes on for the younger players to win a Grand Slam, Boris Becker has come out and criticised the mentality of the players under 28.
It’s a case of same old Nick Kyrgios as he entertained fans with some trick shots in Stuttgart, but he crashed out in the first round.
Over in the Netherlands, Kiki Bertens made a return to action following her French Open disappointment.
And now for a bit of Wimbledon flavour, here are five youngsters who could cause a splash at the All England Club this year.
What’s in the news
As you will know by now, Dominic Thiem and Serena Williams were at loggerheads during the French Open after the Austrian was asked to make way for the 23-time Grand Slam winner during a post-match press conference.
Thiem, of course, wasn’t happy and accused Williams of having a “bad personality” as he felt she should have waited, but it later emerged that Roland Garros officials were the ones pushing him out.
The French Open runner-up, though, is ready to end the feud and has offered to play doubles with the American at Wimbledon or the US Open.
Via The Independent.
Great interview from Ashleigh Barty’s dad on ABC Radio via Yahoo Sport.
“I can remember speaking to my wife Josie about it and saying I wonder if Ash will ever be as good to be seeded in a grand slam event as in top 32,” he said.
“Now here we are 12-18 months later she’s No.2 in the world and she’s won a grand slam.”
What’s on social media
An incredible thread about Sir Andy Murray as his favourite character Peppa Pig.
Sir Andy Murray as his favourite character, Peppa Pig; a thread 🐷
— Rashmi 🌱☀️ (@drivevolleys) June 11, 2019
Judy Murray approves.
— judy murray (@JudyMurray) June 11, 2019
Another incredible thread, but for different reasons as Vasek Pospisil highlights how tough it is for players outside the top 100 to make a decent living.
Cost of having a coach & physio for 30 weeks? Approx $300-400K
Average 2018 year-end prize money earnings for players ranked 101-150?
— Vasek Pospisil (@VasekPospisil) June 11, 2019
Oh stop it Wimbledon.
Do not adjust your set 📺
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 11, 2019
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If you didn’t read our report about Kyrgios, then here’s the video of his underarm serve and Tweener.
Not just Thiem’s highlight, a highlight for everyone.
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