Tennis Today: Federer ‘snubbed’, Halep rejects marriage proposal on behalf of Bouchard

Eugenie Bouchard celebrates

In Tennis Today, Roger Federer “snubbed” by Fernando Verdasco while Simona Halep was not impressed when Eugenie Bouchard got a marriage proposal midway during their match.

What’s on the site
Roger Federer’s return to clay dominated the headlines on Wednesday after the 20-time Grand Slam winner finally confirmed which tournament he would use as a warm-up for Roland Garros.

It has been a tough few weeks for Naomi Osaka and the world No 1 opened up after her first-round exit from the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

Meanwhile, Kyle Edmund paid tribute to Fredrik Rosengren after his Swedish coach announced his retirement.

Results round-up:
WTA Dubai
ATP Marseille
ATP Delray Beach

What’s in the news
Tennis Today reported on Monday that Martina Navratilova was criticised for her “disturbing, upsetting, and deeply transphobic” comments after she wrote that it is “cheating” if male-born transgender athletes compete in women’s sport.

The tennis great has now been dropped by LGBTQ non-profit Athlete Ally following her column in The Sunday Times, reports NBC.

Meghan Markle’s baby shower is still dominating headlines and that means Serena Williams is also grabbing the attention.

Here is the Daily Mail’s latest attempt to break their own longest-headline record: “All eyes on the outfit! Serena Williams shares selfies taken in a bathroom at Meghan Markle’s private baby shower venue in order to promote her own fashion label to her 11 million followers”

Poor Roger Federer has been “snubbed” by Fernando Verdasco, according to Express Sports.

Although Verdasco rates the Swiss as the “most talented player in history”, he believes Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal “are the most complete players”.

That’s some snub.

Most talented player or most complete player? Which one would you pick?

What’s on social media
We missed this one the other day, but Courtney Nguyen tweeted that Simona Halep turned down a marriage proposal on behalf of Eugenie Bouchard in Dubai. The New York Post has more details.

A nice throwback from Novak Djokovic.

Martina has the support of the likes of Billie Jean King.

Wednesday was #LoveYourPetDay and here are some WTA stars giving their pets some love.

What just happened?


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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