Tennis Today: Justin Gimelstob ‘maintains innocence’, Elina Svitolina a bit ‘too serious’

Elina Svitolina pumped up

In Tennis Today, Justin Gimelstob has denied that he has entered into a guilty plea while Gael Monfils has given some detail about Elina Svitolina’s “serious” approach to tennis.

What’s on the site
There is no need to step over people or bully others to get to the top of any sport. Those are the wise words from Roger Federer “the entertainer.”

Rafael Nadal and Alexander Zverev have kicked off their Mexican Open campaigns with wins.

In the women’s draw in Acapulco, Sloane Stephens and Johanna Konta are off to solid starts.

Over at the Dubai Duty Free Championships, top seed Kei Nishikori advanced, but third seed Marin Cilic was upset by Gael Monfils.

What’s in the news
He is known for his relaxed approach to tennis on and off the court so it’s not much of a surprise that Gael Monfils thinks his girlfriend Elina Svitolina is a bit “too serious”.

“I admire what she’s doing, how she works, the mentality she has. It’s incredible. But I always say but not for me, not for me. She’s too serious for me,” the Frenchman told

This week’s Tennis Podcast looks at the rise of Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime while the resurgent Belinda Bencic and Dan Evans’ run at Delray Beach are also discussed.

What’s on social media
There were reports on Tuesday that Justin Gimelstob entered a guilty plea during his latest court appearance.

However, ATP board member Gimelstob has denied the claims on Facebook, stating: “I maintain my innocence and will only consider a no contest plea.”

Reason No 1,009,000 why we like Monfils.

Rafael Nadal’s selfie game is on form in Acapulco.

Novak Djokovic having fun.

Stan Wawrinka will be competing in the upcoming Tie Break Tens.

Li Na celebrated her birthday on Tuesday.

Kei Nishikori also wished Li Na a happy birthday.

Footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic is into Padel Tennis, in case you wanted to know.


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