Tennis Today: Garbine Muguruza scales Mt Kili, Stefanos Tsitsipas in awe of place that Taylor Swift visited
In Tennis Today, Garbine Muguruza took on Mount Kilimanjaro while Stefanos Tsitsipas is delighted to be in a locker room that was once visited by the likes of Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran.
What’s on the site
The BIG match-up at the ATP Finals on Thursday will be a rematch of the 2019 Wimbledon final as Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will square off in their final round-robin clash.
Many believe their epic at SW19 was the match of the year, but Amazon Prime’s tennis expert Mark Petchey begs to differ.
As for Wednesday’s action at The O2 Arena, Rafael Nadal came back from the dead as he claimed a “one in 1,000” victory against Daniil Medvedev.
Stefanos Tsitsipas had no such problems as he brushed aside Alexander Zverev and then paid tribute to the defending champion. (Swifties and Sheerios you can scroll further down for news on Taylor and Ed).
And in case you missed it, here is Andy Murray on life with his newborn son.
What’s in the news
Chris Kermode’s tenure as ATP president and chief executive is coming to an end soon after the ATP Board decided not to extend his stay for a third term.
In The Telegraph, Kermode admits “I’d be lying if I said it didn’t hurt”.
While you and I have been sitting on our behinds for most of the past week, former world No 1 Garbine Muguruza has been conquering Mount Kilimanjaro.
In case you didn’t know, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and one of THE Seven Summits.
There are loads of pics on her social media pages, but WTATennis.com has done a story.
How is this for a tennis outfit? Doubles player Jean-Julien Rojer decided to wear a T-shirt with pictures of the queen at the ATP Finals.
You know who has the full story? The Sun.
“This is a little something for the home crowd here,” Rojer said when asked about his attire.
What’s on social media
Stefanos Tsitsipas on being in the same locker rooms that Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and other celebreties have visited.
Fast forward to 2:10 if you are just here for that part Swifties and Sheerios.
Rafael Nadal kept his ATP Finals semi-final hopes alive, but what are the permutations? Journalist Ravi Ubha covers the scenarios.
To add: based on my initial look, if Nadal, Medvedev and Zverev all finish with 1-2 records — with % of sets won being the 1st tiebreaker in a 3 way tie — Nadal cannot advance https://t.co/ku1aD15WH4
— Ravi Ubha (@raviubha) November 13, 2019
Caroline Wozniacki enjoying “WIFE LIFE”.
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Talented wild child.
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What’s on TV
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