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
Novak Djokovic news: Former world No 1 warns Serbian’s ‘career is on the line’ over vaccination status
Mats Wilander on Novak Djokovic’s hunt for a 21st Grand Slam and his world No 1 ranking.
Emma Raducanu news: US Open champion explains how losing streak will help her improve
British No 1 will make her Australian Open debut against Sloane Stephens.
Novak Djokovic news: Reaction from Andy Murray, Nick Kyrgios, Greg Rusedski on the ‘s***show’
Players have been having their say on the cancellation of Djokovic’s visa.
Novak Djokovic news: Former world No 2 on how saga will affect Serbian’s legacy and his future on Tour
Correjta speaks to Tennis365 about Djokovic saga.
Novak Djokovic news: ATP statement on ‘deeply regrettable series of events’
The official view from the ATP after the Novak Djokovic ruling.
Novak Djokovic news: ‘Shocked’ Mats Wilander shares his thoughts on ‘sad news’
Mats Wilander gives his verdict on the Novak Djokovic debacle.
Novak Djokovic news: Rafael Nadal irked by fiasco as he admits ‘I’m a little bit tired of the situation’
Rafael Nadal wants to focus on tennis.
Novak Djokovic news: Statement from ‘uncomfortable’ world No 1 after he loses visa appeal
Novak Djokovic statement after he lost his visa appeal case.
Novak Djokovic news: It’s all over for world No 1 as he loses appeal and court confirms his deportation
Novak Djokovic ordered to leave Australia.
Thanasi Kokkinakis news: ‘Goat’ Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic heap praise on ‘big fella’
A big week for Thanasi Kokkinakis in Adelaide.