Tennis Today: Miami Open release Nick Kyrgios statement, and Roger Federer is ‘late’

Roger Federer interviewed

In Tennis Today, everyone seems to be angry about something or other that doesn’t actually matter which is, of course, all absolutely brilliant for us. 

What’s on the site
It’s great news for those who love Nick Kyrgios, and perhaps even better news for those who don’t.

He had an eventful Monday, dealing with a fan who he claims called him ‘a d***’and actually producing an underarm ace, which you can watch here.

Kyrgios was also pretty brilliant in his match against Dusan Lajovic, and we have a video of the highlights for you to enjoy.

For fans of tennis players getting all angry, make sure you also watch Angelique Kerber calling Bianca Andreescu a ‘drama queen’ right to her face. 

Also, when can we expect to see Roger Federer back on clay and Rafael Nadal back in general? Well the Monte Carlo Open has provided key clues to both.

The Miami Open is, of course, still going on, and you can see the full order of play for Tuesday right here.

What’s in the news
Well, customarily, Nick Kyrgios is in the news, and today is no different.

After the Australian got himself involved in a fan altercation on Monday, the Miami Open have released an official statement confirming that the fan in question was indeed forcibly removed.

“During the second set of Sunday evening’s match between Nick Kyrgios and Dusan Lajovic, a fan seated behind the baseline began making inappropriate comments towards Mr. Kyrgios, which on several occasions interrupted play and provoked a reaction from the player and the crowd,” the statement said.

“Ushers and Hard Rock Stadium security responded quickly and asked the fan to leave the stadium.

“Upon refusal to leave, local law enforcement officers were summoned and escorted the man in question from the tournament site.”

In other ‘news’, and we use the term deliberately loosely as it relates to our strange friends at the Express, Roger Federer was ‘late’ for his post-match press duties yesterday.

“[I was] Just watching a little bit of my opponents,” explained Federer, who was understandably a little bemused at having his time management analysed.

“I was just hanging with friends, as well.”

So, as the Express actually put it… ‘his fans needn’t be concerned’.

What’s on social media
Anna Kournikova danced…

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David Ferrer waved goodbye to the Miami Open…

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Muchas gracias por estos maravillosos años @miamiopen . ❤️❤️👏👏🖐

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Barbora Strycova paid tribute to the Miami Open’s strict pro-equality stance.

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It’s good to be equal in every aspects!! Women’s locker!! 🙈😉🤣

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And Maria Sharpova gets cultural.

What’s on TV
ATP Miami Open

LIVE – Amazon Prime

WTA Miami Open
LIVE – BT Sport 1