Tennis Today: A top ATP star reveals farming dream, and tennis power couple lift lid on romance

Gael Monfils celebrates

In Tennis Today, a top star on the ATP tour reveals unconventional post-tennis plans, while tennis’ premier power couple discuss their relationship in adorable detail. 

What’s on the site
Naomi Osaka is not having the best of times since becoming world number one. The Japanese star has struggled on the court and found herself the target of social media abuse on top.

Have we no moral compass? That is the question we ask regarding some pretty appalling trolling of the reigning US Open and Australian Open champion.

She doesn’t have a lack of support elsewhere either, with Simona Halep and Petra Kvitova offering her nothing but kind words of encouragement.

In nicer news, Juan Martin del Potro has added his name to an ever-increasingly impressive Mexican Open line-up.

Does Delpo feature in our quiz on the aces record-holders, though? You’ll just have to take it and find out!


What’s in the news
If you were hoping to see Juan Martin del Potro’s smoulder on TV as an expert analyst or commentator after he finishes playing, you may want to sit down.

The world number four has been talking to ESPN about his future plans and, as it turns out, he wants to be a farmer instead.

“Right now, I have a little bit of a farm with different animals,” said the 30-year-old.

“I don’t like to talk about that, but everyone knows in Argentina how I like to work with the animals and with the farm.

“It is something different to the other players, but I like to be on the farm. I know that that’s going to be my life after tennis.”

Meanwhile, Gael Monfils has been discussing his blossoming relationship with Elina Svitolina, and it’s all very touching.

“I can confirm that it’s going very good,” Monfils told the French media.

“This relationship has more publicity but that’s because she is one of the best players in the world.

“With Eli, there’s happiness. We are together because we love each other.

“For me, she’s not a tennis player. If she played football or cricket, I would still go see her in Dubai (where she is playing this week).

“It’s just one more thing that we have in common and can understand some things more easily.”

What’s on social media

The Bryan brothers got all nostalgic at Delray Beach.

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#tbt to 1992 when gold balls meant more than gold medals. #boys14s #nationalchamps #fortlauderdale

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Kyle Edmund revealed how much he looks like his dad.

John Isner dropped the puck, the lucky duck.

And we’d definitely like to see more pictures of Kevin Anderson stood next to small people.

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Thanks for the practice today @laurend1092 🙏 The height difference is only because I’m wearing shoes ☺️

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What’s on TV
ATP Rio de Janeiro
LIVE – Amazon Prime Video

ATP Marseille
LIVE – Amazon Prime Video

WTA Dubai

LIVE – BT Sport 1

WTA Budapest
LIVE – BT Sport 2 / BT Sport Extra 5