Tennis Today: Johanna Konta watches romcoms, Novak Djokovic knits, Stan Wawrinka goes shirtless
In Tennis Today, we have a mixed bag featuring the likes of Johanna Konta, Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka.
What’s on the site
Your daily Andy Murray update comes from the man himself, who says he is “pain free and looking forward to trying to get back on court”.
Can Johanna Konta win the 2019 French Open title? Jo Durie thinks so.
What can we expect in terms of tactics when Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer go head-to-head for the 39th time on Friday? Here’s some insight from defending French Open champion Nadal.
Here is part one of James Spencer’s best five matches played by big five at the French Open, featuring Rafael Nadal against Novak Djokovic in 2008.
And here is part two featuring Nadal and Djokovic again, but this time in 2013.
James Spencer also has his say on yet another disappointing quarter-final exit for Japan’s Kei Nishikori.
What’s in the news
Johanna Konta’s semi-final against Marketa Vondrousova has been moved to Friday, but how is she preparing for the clash? Well, she has been watching romantic comedies with her boyfriend Jackson Wade, reports The Telegraph.
Konta has also received support from fellow British player Heather Watson, also in The Telegraph.
“I texted her saying ‘Rafa who?” Watson said.
Speaking of Rafael Nadal, here are his uncle Toni’s views on how he should counter Roger Federer’s tactics in the semi-final, via Express Sport.
What’s on social media
When there’s a rain delay at Roland Garros…
— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) June 5, 2019
Stan Wawrinka goes shirtless…scroll through the comments for Fabio Fognini’s reaction.
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Feliciano Lopez’s message to Murray.
— Feliciano López (@feliciano_lopez) June 5, 2019
This is quite big as Sloane Stephens has been nominated for the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian of the Year Award.
Bigger than sports.
— ESPN (@espn) June 5, 2019
Not the greatest of update from Katie Boulter.
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Just a little update 🤷🏼♀ Been getting stronger everyday but unfortunately, Nottingham is going to be too soon. I’m so gutted, especially as this tourney is so close to my heart 😕 Nothing beats playing back where it all started!! However I’m still really hopeful to be back for the grass court season 😍🌱
What’s on TV
ATP & WTA Roland Garros
LIVE – Eurosport 1/2 and ITV4
2023 Australian Open women’s final info, form, H2H, preview: Elena Rybakina vs Aryna Sabalenka
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