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
Jamie Murray says quarantine threat on tour means players must be ready to adapt
The doubles specialist plans to travel to tournaments in Mexico and Miami next month without knowing what to expect on arrival.
Battle of the Brits event is back and this time with spectators
The Battle of the Brits events were a huge success during the Covid-19 crisis and now they are set to return with spectators.
The only way is up for Naomi Osaka as she looks to replicate hard-court success on clay and grass
Oli Jefford on the world being Naomi Osaka’s oyster.
Britain’s strength in depth in doubles highlights quality of structure
British tennis may be wondering who can replace Andy Murray, but they have a very different story to tell in the doubles arena.
Rafael Nadal pulls out of his next event due to ‘ongoing’ back problem
Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the ABN…
Lleyton Hewitt to be inducted into International Tennis Hall Of Fame
Former world No.1 Lleyton Hewitt is the latest player who will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Five of the best men’s matches at the Australian Open featuring Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Rafael Nadal, and more
The matches that made us sit up and take note.
Five of the best women’s matches at Australian Open featuring Naomi Osaka vs Garbine Muguruza, and more
Five of the best women’s singles matches at the 2021 Aus Open.
Ashleigh Barty laments giving away control to Danielle Collins as she suffers defeat in Adelaide
Early exit for defending champion Ashleigh Barty.
Toni Nadal believes the pressure got to Daniil Medvedev in the Australian Open final
Daniil Medvedev felt the heat.