Tennis Today: More Boris Becker confusion and woman fidgets with her hair
In Tennis Today, no one is quite sure what is going on with Boris Becker’s diplomatic immunity case while we have news on Kim Murray’s every move at Queen’s Club.
What’s on the site
Andy Murray is back! Read all about his first match against Nick Kyrgios at the Fever-Tree Championships after an 11-month absence.
It’s Queen’s so it’s only fair that we remember “Goran Ivanisevic’s ball girl” from the 1997 edition.
Then we also have a Queen’s Club Championship quiz and if you read our facts and figures piece then you should get a good score.
Over in Germany, Roger Federer did what he does best: win at the Gerry Weber Open.
What’s in the news
Boris Becker’s diplomatic immunity case is getting more bizarre by the day. After Tennis Today reported on Tuesday that the documents were not signed, Deutsche Welle “has obtained the certificate that Boris Becker’s lawyer says confirms the former German tennis star was appointed by the Central African Republic (CAR) as an attache”.
However, CAR’s Foreign Minister Charles Armel Doubane insists “that the signature on it was not his, and that ‘the number belongs to a series that was stolen’.”
Johanna Konta’s slide continued as she lost in the opening round in Birmingham and PA Sport, via the Daily Mail, reports she could drop out of the top 50 if her form doesn’t improve over the next few weeks.
The British No 1, though, is not panicking.
“I know I have plenty of opportunities throughout the year to keep getting better, keep competing hard and to keep trying to earn my way deep into tournaments, which will in turn give me ranking points.”
Murray is back and of course the Daily Mail was going to give you an update on his wife Kim after she attended his match against Kyrgios.
One of the sub headers reads: “The 30-year-old fidgeted with her hair and sunglasses in her seat”
They then have this to say in the story: “Attempting to pull back her long brunette locks the windswept mother-of-two, née Sears, fidgeted in her seat as she played with her sunglasses and whipped her hair around.”
Why do we need to know the above?
Dan Evans has admitted that he is resigned to playing Wimbledon’s pre-qualifiers as he is doubtful for a wild card following his first-round loss to Adrian Mannarino at Queen’s Club.
“My ranking gets me into pre-qualifying. There have been no discussions with anybody about anything, and that’s up to other people, not myself,” he told Telegraph Sport.
What’s on social media
Just Damir Dzumhur sliding under the net at the Queen’s Club Championship.
Touch! [OMG @DzumhurDamir]
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) June 19, 2018
A Nick Kyrgios special against Andy Murray.
Rafael Nadal preparing for Wimbledon in Mallorca.
Caroline Wozniacki doing some keepy-uppies. She needs more practice.
— WTA (@WTA) June 20, 2018
What’s on TV
ATP Fever-Tree Championships
LIVE – BBC2 / Red Button / BBC Online / Amazon Prime
ATP Gerry Weber Open
LIVE – Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Arena
WTA Mallorca Open
LIVE – BT Sport 1
Serena Williams takes positives from French Open exit
Williams’ search for a 24th grand slam singles title goes on after a 6-3 7-5 defeat to Elena Rybakina.
Stefanos Tsitsipas ready for another testing battle against Daniil Medvedev
Medvedev defeated Tsitsipas in the Australian Open semi-finals.
Serena Williams slips out of French Open contention as Elena Rybakina sends her packing
The Kazakh outplayed the American to secure a place in her first Slam quarter-final.
Victoria Azarenka takes aim at French Open over gender inequality, saying ‘we need to hold people accountable’
Victoria Azarenka unimpressed by French tennis officials.
‘It’s important that I listen to my body,’ says Roger Federer as he confirms French Open withdrawal
Roger Federer has made Wimbledon the focus of his comeback.
Johanna Konta reveals she has parted company with coach Dimitri Zavialoff ahead of grass-court season
British No 1 wants to go in a different direction.
2021 grass-court tennis season up and running after ‘monumental undertaking’
Sunday saw the start of the Viking Open Nottingham.
‘The feeling is mutual,’ says Roger Federer in response to Andy Murray’s ‘inspirational’ comment
Kind words between Federer and Murray.
Sloane Stephens admits mental health is not spoken about enough in tennis as players ‘suffer in silence’
Sloane Stephens on mental health struggles.
Roland Garros a ‘stepping stone’ to Wimbledon as Roger Federer admits he could pull out of French Open
Federer needed three hours and 35 minutes to beat Koepfer.