In Tennis Today, fans are demanding refunds after Roger Federer’s ATP Cup withdrawal while Nick Kyrgios has urged Daniil Medvedev to take a breather.
What’s on the site
Just a day after pulling out of Paris Masters, Roger Federer announced that he would also not take part in the inaugural ATP Cup in Australia at the start of 2020.
Michael Graham believes the 38-year-old Federer’s ATP Cup withdrawal is the right answer to an unwelcome question.
In our latest exclusive from Kevin Palmer, WTA President Micky Lawler has called on more female coaches to take prominent roles in the game as she also talks about Amelie Mauresmo’s “edge over men”.
Over in Shenzhen, it was a painful day for Bianca Andreescu as she “heard her knee crack” during her WTA Finals clash against Karolina Pliskova.
What’s in the news
Fox Sports reports that Ashleigh Barty has become “Australia’s $10 million girl” as her performances at the WTA Finals has taken her “on-court earnings for the year to an eye-watering $10.93 million”.
It’s also, the end of an era for Sydney fans as they are “unlikely to see Federer live in action again”, reports the Australian Associated Press via Daily Mail.
More on Federer’s upset fans further down.
In case you didn’t know, “Caroline Wozniacki sizzles in blue bikini as husband David Lee makes a cheeky grab for her bottom during delayed honeymoon in Barbados”.
Via, you guessed it, Daily Mail.
Meanwhile, Gerard Pique says Federer doesn’t want to compete in the revamped Davis Cup as he sees the tournament as a “competition to the Laver Cup”.
The Barcelona footballer was talking to El Larguero, but Cadena Ser has the Federer quotes.
What’s on social media
Some tennis fans want refunds following Roger Federer’s withdrawal from the ATP Cup…read the comments.
An additional six countries will now qualify at the second entry deadline. pic.twitter.com/eU88fsHYFj
— ATPCup (@ATPCup) October 30, 2019
And more from unhappy Federer fans.
Roger Federer withdraws from @ATPCup for family reasons.
“We understand this has been a really difficult decision for Roger. He has always done an extraordinary job being a great dad while managing his career.” – @CraigTiley
Full story: https://t.co/jMqs2Fdzyc
— TennisAustralia (@TennisAustralia) October 30, 2019
Nick Kyrgios showed some support for Daniil Medvedev after he lost his Paris Masters opener…you will need to read the comments.
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Shakira will be performing at the Davis Cup Finals closing ceremony.
Cool image of Dominic Thiem.
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ATP Paris Masters
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