Tennis Today: Nick Kyrgios hits the pub ahead of Rafael Nadal clash, Kyle Edmund kicked while he is down
In Tennis Today, Nick Kyrgios prepared for his Rafael Nadal clash in an unconventional way while Kyle Edmund gets slammed for “blowing it”.
What’s on the site
Let’s kick off your day with the Wimbledon order of play for day four with Andy Murray pencilled in to play, but…
Staying with Murray, he will of course compete in the mixed doubles alongside Serena Williams, but they are not the only exciting pairing at Wimbledon this year.
It’s a big one today on Centre Court as “super salty” Rafael Nadal will take on “uneducated” Nick Kyrgios and here are former Grand Slam winner and Eurosport pundit Mats Wilander’s views.
We also have an exclusive with Annabel Croft on bad boy Kyrgios with the BBC broadcaster saying the Australian “got too much too soon”.
Staying with politics and Novak Djokovic was grilled in a press conference over his continued support for Justin Gimelstob.
Meanwhile, Kyle Edmund has been kicked while he is down with John McEnroe saying he “blew it” against Fernando Verdasco.
Don’t forget our live scores and results centre will keep you up to date with what’s going on at Wimbledon and you can now favourite some matches with the MyMatches feature.
What’s in the news
Yet more politics as The Telegraph reports “the president of the International Tennis Federation stands accused along with the ITF board of seeking to protect his own post in a dispute between the rival candidates over the new code of ethics”.
Slim pickings in terms of stars at Wimbledon on Wednesday as The Telegraph says “Mary Berry and gift shop provide biggest Wimbledon pulls”.
No Wimbledon is complete with a story on the husbands and boyfriends of the players. The Telegraph (subscription) did the work for you.
World No 1 Ashleigh Barty has been “handed second-round court snub at Wimbledon”, says The Guardian.
Also in The Guardian, Pierre-Hugues Herbert is refreshed and ready for his doubles journey with Andy Murray at Wimbledon.
“Being on court with Andy was fun. I am lucky, I will take every single [opportunity] I can to get on court with him. It’s something amazing for me. I take everything with a big smile,” the Frenchman said.
In the Daily Mail, Belgian doubles couple Greet Minnen and Alison van Uytvanck say “fears of homophobic reaction stop male tennis players coming out as gay”.
Do you have a spare $4.2 million in the bank? If yes, then you should consider buying Rafael Nadal’s yacht. Luxurylaunches.com has a look at the yacht.
What’s on social media
Nick Kyrgios prepared for his match against Rafael Nadal in an unconventional way as he went to Dog & Fox…well maybe it is not so unconventional for Kyrgios.
I just had a toast with Nick Kyrgios at the Dog & Fox. He is completely relaxed, laughing with friends, chatting with girls, drinking. “I love the @estorilopen”, he told me. Quite an unorthodox preparation for tomorrow’s blockbuster, uh? I like it. 😂 #wimbledon #tennis
— Miguel Seabra (@MiguelSeabra) July 3, 2019
And it went on and on…
Just gone 11pm and Nick Kyrgios is still in the Dog and Fox, the night before he plays Rafael Nadal on Centre Court. No sign of Nadal for that beer… #Wimbledon
— Stuart Fraser (@stu_fraser) July 3, 2019
But before Kyrgios went to the pub…
— Charlotte Gabas (@Chagabs) July 3, 2019
The memes for the Rafa-Kyrgios match are good.
Uncle Toni to the ATP if Nick beats Rafa on Thursday pic.twitter.com/TnNvv6j3pp
— Ricky Dimon (@Dimonator) July 3, 2019
He’s got a point.
Love Kyrgios – the absurd talent, the nerve, the instinctiveness, the tricks, the playfulness, the debates/arguments with spectators, the beers down the pub beforehand, the show.
But it’s too much at the moment. Like a cracking night out. Less appealing if they’re every night.
— David Law (@DavidLawTennis) July 4, 2019
This was a nice moment for Coco Gauff before her second-round match at Wimbledon.
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Stan Wawrinka just needs a hug.
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